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If I am a payroll provider, employer, or payee, what are my bulk filing options for my W-2s and 1099s?

Answer #928 -- ( Published 01/31/2018 11:00 AM | Updated 01/31/2018 12:29 PM )

If I am a payroll provider, employer, or payee, what are my bulk filing options for my W-2s and 1099s?

If you have not already registered with us for W-2 electronic transmission, you must register to obtain a Transmitter’s logon ID (ETIN) and receive test and production passwords. If you have already registered for W-2 electronic transmission, you do not have to register again for W-2G and 1099 electronic transmission. You may use the same ETIN and passwords.

  • Forms W-2 and W-2c Electronic Transmission Program - To electronically file Forms W-2 and W-2c using this method, the file must be developed following the Social Security Administration’s Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 Electronically, and the additional Illinois requirements in our Form W-2 and W-2c Electronic Transmission Guide.
  • W-2G and 1099 Illinois FIRE Electronic Transmission Program - To electronically file Forms W-2G and all types of 1099s using this method, the file must be developed following the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) format, and the additional requirements in the Illinois FIRE Electronic Transmission Guide.

Note: These methods are separate from the MyTax Illinois method.

For detailed information and updates, refer to the W-2 and 1099 Electronic Filing Programs page.

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