If you file 10 or more information returns to the IRS – like a 1099 - you are now required to file those returns electronically. You can file these using the Information Returns Intake system – also known as IRIS. Using IRIS is a quick and easy process that also helps reduce common errors that can happen when filing them on paper. IRIS is free, secure, accurate and requires no special software. The IRS will send you an acknowledgement that we received your returns in as little as 48 hours. To register for IRIS today and learn more information about this system, go to IRS.gov/iris.