Okay, IRS, I’ve worked very hard to get all my clients who should issue 1099’s to do that. Now I want something from you. I want the red forms to go away. Please get your systems set up to accept laser printed 1096s and your copy of 1099s.
Every January, I have a bunch of clients who bring in their 1099s for me to do. Most just need one or two 1099s and the cover 1096. And in preparation, I order blank forms from you in the fall. But I still spend a lot of time and waste a lot of forms to get those silly red forms to print correctly. And it doesn’t help that the forms you send are only 8 inches wide. It seems that if you want the red forms used you could at least make them fit a printer tray for 8.5 in. paper.
So how about it? Start taking laser printed 1099s and 1096s like Social Security does with W-2s. It might save you time too. I know how hard to read some of those forms are now when the taxpayer or preparer doesn’t take the time to adjust the forms properly. I have a bunch in my shredder right now.
Down with Red Forms.