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How do I create W-2 and 1099 forms for my employees or contractors?

You can use TurboTax Self-Employed, TurboTax Self-Employed Live, TurboTax Home & Business for Windows, and TurboTax Business to create W-2 and 1099 forms (including 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC) for your employees and contractors.

  1. After signing in to TurboTax, open or continue your return.
  2. Select Tax Home from the left-side menu (you might already be there)
  3. Scroll down and select Your account.
  4. Select Create W-2s and 1099s.
  5. Follow the instructions.

Follow these directions if you're OK with paper-filing your W-2 or 1099-MISC forms. If you want to e-file these forms, use Quick Employer Forms instead.

Note: TurboTax Home & Business for Mac doesn't support the filing of W-2 and 1099 forms.

  1. Launch TurboTax Home & Business.
    • If you're already working on a tax return, you'll need to close it. Select New Tax Return from the File menu in the upper-left corner, then answer Yes to save the return you currently have open.
  2. Select Manage and Grow your business.
  3. Select Prepare W-2s and 1099s for my employees or contractors.
  4. Select Choose Desktop and follow the instructions.
  1. Launch TurboTax Business.
    • If you're already working on a tax return, you'll need to close it first. Select New Tax Return from the File menu in the upper-left corner, then answer Yes to save the return you currently have open.
  2. Click Prepare W-2/1099 near the bottom of the opening screen.
  3. On the following screen, select how you want to prepare your forms (online or on your computer) and follow the onscreen instructions.

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