How to attach 1099's to an electronic return?

Have always submitted paper 1040's and have a fed return so simple, no income or complex situations. How does one attach paper 1099's to their return if they want to file electronically, such as through the IRS Freefile program?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    You type in the information from the 1099 form.

    You keep the paper copy for your own files.

    Basically, you report the 1099 income while entering the information for your income.  But you don't actually "send" or "attach" the 1099 form when filing.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You DON'T attach ANY forms to an electronically filed return. You report the numbers from the 1099s, W-2s, etc on the proper lines of the 1040.

    MOST tax prep software will ask you to enter the data from each form into the program and do all the work for you.

    • Terrance4 weeks agoReport

      Thanks for another perfect answer!

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You don't attach W2s or 1099s to an electronic filing. If you entered the information properly through the program and didn't just enter totals on the lines, the information is already captured.

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  • NA
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    1.  For 1099s, you only attach the ones showing withholding (if filing by mail).

    2. For capital gain transactions, you may send in a spreadsheet in lieu of 8949, but not the 1099 itself. There is a cover sheet to match the paperwork back to efiled return.

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Unless they changed the rules recently you don't even attach a 1099 showing withholding to a mailed return.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You don't "attach". You just enter the information into the program and keep the paper copy.

    • Terrance4 weeks agoReport

      Thank you for a simple straightforward answer!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I do not believe they are needed. They already have copies so I have never understood why paper ones were ever needed.

    • Terrance4 weeks agoReport

      Thank you so much! Sounds correct as they do have the copies sent by the soc sec , and pension provider. I'm still thinking in the paper return mode and need to join the 21st century, thanks!

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