(Tax Forms - All) W-2/W-3 and 1099/1096 IRS/SSA Approvals
December 17, 202103:11 PM
on December 17, 202103:11 PM
Do we have confirmation that the Intuit forms are approved by the IRS and SSA to print the government copies on plain paper with black ink for 2020? Is there any concern that might not happen this year?
It is my understanding that this eliminates the need to order the preprinted forms.
There is no need to use pre-printed forms when using an inkjet printer. The SSA's documentation does mention "laser printers" (or did years ago), but they have clarified that they really mean "laser like" - high quality (as in, not a dot matrix printer or other low quality output.)
I can provide you with some information to help answer your question about what the requirements are for printing certain payroll forms.
Actually, I just found it in IRS Revenue Publication 1179. Looks like we are good to go, although perforated paper is preferable.
Also found the answer to a question I've been asking for years - do NOT fold the forms going to the government. Use a large "flat" envelope and do not staple (which it does say on the pre-printed forms).