How Does Online 1099 & W2 Filing Work?

Save Time. Avoid Paper. File Online!

Discount Efile will electronically file 1099 & W2 forms with the IRS/SSA and mail recipient copies.

You enter the data, and we do the rest!

It’s simple, fast and completely secure.

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Simple, secure 1099 & W2 filing makes it easy to get forms done by the deadline.

No separate 1096 or W-3 transmittal forms needed! 

Choose e-filing only, or have us print and mail recipient copies too.

Pricing Information


arrow-yellow Step 1: Enter Your Data

Simply type in, upload from an Excel or CSV file or import from QuickBooks.

Payer information, recipient details, and dollar amounts are easy to add.

Options for Data Entry:

  • Use the QuickBooks Import if you use QuickBooks for vendor payments and payroll.
  • Upload an Excel or CSV file that you export from most other accounting software.
  • Manually enter data if you have just a few filings to complete.

arrow-yellow Step 2: Add to Cart and Submit

You control which forms to submit and when.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the information for all of your recipients. Just complete what you can and allow forms to accumulate in ‘Unfiled Forms’ until you’re ready.

Submitting forms is flexible too! Submit in batches by payer or form type, or any way that’s convenient.

Once you decide to check out, it works just like any shopping website. Add or remove forms from the cart as needed.

You pay only when you submit forms. Setting up an account and entering data is FREE!

arrow-yellow We Do the Rest! 

You don’t need to figure out efile software, or print forms, stuff envelopes or pay postage.

We Efile Your Forms

During tax filing season, we electronically file to the IRS and SSA daily.

You will receive an email notification once the agency has accepted your filings.

W-2, 1099-NEC & 1099-MISC Copy A forms (the red ones) are due to the SSA or IRS by January 31! Let Discount Efile help you get them done early and avoid penalties.


We Send Recipient Copies

Next, we e-deliver, or print and mail, your recipient copies if you selected the E-File & Delivery filing option during the checkout process.

Recipient copies are mailed via U.S. Postal Service.

PDF versions of the recipient forms and payer copies are always available online for you to download.

We Communicate

We send you email notifications for:

  • Account set up confirmation
  • Payment acceptance
  • IRS / SSA filing acceptance, and errors
  • Mail date of recipient copies

Recipients are also notified when filing occurs and when the IRS and/or SSA accepts if an email address was provided

Incredibly Safe and Secure

  • Full data encryption through the entire process.
  • Encrypted data is transmitted directly to a high-security print and mail facility that is certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to be SOC-compliant. It has been audited by experts to ensure best practices in data encryption and business processes designed to protect recipients’ Social Security Numbers, Tax ID Numbers and other sensitive information.
  • Credit card information is equally safe thanks to this special certification.

Choose Your Type of Account for Ultimate Filing Efficiency!



The core e-filing experience; pay as you go, per form.

Ideal for individual users, SMBs, solopreneurs

1 User

Totals Reports
Summary Reports

Chat & Email Support

$1 per TIN Match

Pay as you go


$149 /year

Increase team efficiency and save money on TIN matching.

Ideal for professional tax and accounting offices.

Up to 10 Users
Each user has a unique login and can segment work

Totals Reports
Summary Reports
Payer and Recipient Export

Priority Chat & Email Support
3 Callback Requests

250 Free TIN Matches

Form Credits Available for Purchase


$399 /year

Enterprise features, free TIN matching and premium support.

Ideal for larger teams of accounting professionals.

Up to 20 Users Included (add more for $15 each)
Each user has a unique login and can segment work

Totals Reports
Summary Reports
Payer and Recipient Export

Priority Chat & Email Support
Unlimited Callback Requests

Unlimited Free TIN Matches

Form Credits Available for Purchase

NEW FOR 2023!

Pre-buy filings to get the bulk quantity discount, even when filing in smaller batches.

Normally when filing on Discount Efile 4 Biz, you pay per the number of forms in your cart at the time of filing. If you have a lot of forms, but want to file them in smaller batches, you don't get the bulk quantity discount.

But with our new pre-buy bundle packages you do!

Get bulk quantity discounts, even if you submit a few forms at a time. 

Ideal for tax professionals or larger companies with teams of people taking care of filing.

Visit our parent company, Discount Tax Forms to learn more and purchase your credit bundle.

Order Pre-Buy Bundles


Forms must be submitted to Discount E-File by 12:00pm EST on Jan 31, 2024 to be postmarked and e-filed by the deadline.

We can help you get it all done fast!

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Create an account for FREE! You don't pay until you submit the forms.

Get started setting up employee data, payer information and more.

Enter or import your data when its ready, submit it and you're done!

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