Form 1099-MISC/Corrections Payroll Filing Methods

  Online Excel Mapping
How to enter data? Enter data directly, completely online Prepare data in Excel, then map the coloumns online
Data e-filed to IRS? Yes Yes
Data e-filed to State? Yes, if State is part of Fed/State combined e-file program Yes, if State is part of Fed/State combined e-file program
E-file status? Online Online
How to print copies? Online, after checkout Download PDF copies after checkout
Cost? (e-file charge is the same for all) Based on number of forms, volume discount E-file charge and PDF file charge separately, print/mail options
Generally used for? One at a time, small number of forms (<30, e.g.) Hundreds or thousands of forms in an Excel worksheet
Pros? Simple, direct, no software to download, file to upload, etc. Easy for many forms, print/mail service options
Cons? Manual data entry, not ideal for large number of records Need data in Excel, .txt or .csv format
  Online Excel Mapping