E-file forms 1099 with IRIS


You can e-file any Form 1099 for tax year 2022 and later with the Information Returns Intake System (IRIS). The system also lets you file corrections and request automatic extensions for Forms 1099.

10 or more returns: E-filing is required.

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There are 2 ways to e-file with IRIS:

E-file through the IRIS Taxpayer Portal 

This free, web-based filing system lets you:

  • E-file up to 100 returns at a time
  • Enter manually or by .csv upload
  • Download payee copies to distribute
  • Keep a record of completed, filed and distributed forms
  • Save and manage issuer information

Get started

To use the IRIS Taxpayer Portal, you need an IRIS Transmitter Control Code (TCC). This 5-digit code identifies your business when you e-file forms. It can only be used for IRIS.

Apply for an IRIS Taxpayer Portal TCC

Sign in

If you have an IRIS TCC, sign in to the IRIS Taxpayer Portal.

IRIS Taxpayer Portal User Guide, Publication 5717PDF

E-file with software through IRIS Application to Application (A2A)

If you have a third-party software or service or are developing software, you can use IRIS A2A to e-file thousands of returns (up to 100 MB at a time).

Steps to use IRIS A2A

To start using IRIS A2A with software or a third-party service, follow these steps:

  1. Apply for an IRIS A2A Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
  2. Get an API Client ID
  3. Get a schema package
  4. Submit IRIS Assurance Testing System (ATS) transmissions

After you successfully submit ATS transmissions, you can use IRIS A2A to transmit return data.

IRIS E-Filing A2A Specifications, Publication 5718PDF

Forms you can e-file 

You can e-file any Form 1099 with IRIS in 2024.

Forms 1099

  • Form 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
  • Form 1099-B, Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions
  • Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt
  • Form 1099-CAP, Changes in Corporate Control and Capital Structure
  • Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions
  • Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments
  • Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments
  • Form 1099-INT, Interest Income
  • Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions
  • Form 1099-LS, Reportable Life Insurance Sale
  • Form 1099-LTC, Long-Term Care and Accelerated Death Benefits
  • Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income
  • Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation
  • Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount
  • Form 1099-PATR, Taxable Distributions Received from Cooperatives
  • Form 1099-Q, Payments from Qualified Education Programs (Under Section 529 and 530)
  • Form 1099-QA, Distributions from ABLE Accounts
  • Form 1099-R, Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.
  • Form 1099-S, Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions
  • Form 1099-SA, Distributions From an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
  • Form 1099-SB, Seller's Investment in Life Insurance Contract

E-filing required for 10 or more returns 

Starting tax year 2023, if you have 10 or more information returns, you must file them electronically. This includes Forms W-2, e-filed with the Social Security Administration.
Find details on the final e-file regulations and requirements for Forms W-2.

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