There is now a work around to prepare W2s and 1099s on your computer instead of online.  Per TT Tyson……

    I discovered a bit of a hidden feature today. It turns out the offline W2/1099 creator hasn't been completely removed, yet.

    Instead of clicking the 'Start a New Return' button on the TurboTax home screen, select New Tax Return from the File menu.
    You'll see a small window asking if you're creating a 1040 or w2/1099s. Select W2/1099.

    It will then take you to the offline W2/1099 creator that was there in previous years. This works in both Windows  H&B and Business.

    If you're using a Mac and trying the link in the front of the program, we know that doesn't work. There is another link in the Schedule C interview on the screen titled Pay Any Employees and that link works.

    Info on using Turbo Tax Business or Home & Business to prepare W2 & 1099 forms…..

    Here is a long list of commonly asked questions about Quick Employer Forms…
      This year you have to go online and efile the forms.

      Per email I got in Sept 2011…….
      We are discontinuing QEF as a separate service on November 1, 2011
      At that time, Quick Employer Forms will only be available within our TurboTax Business and Home & Business products. By using either product, you will be able to create your forms online, and instantly e-file with the SSA and IRS.

      Info on using Turbo Tax Business or Home & Business to prepare W2 & 1099 forms…..

      Here is a long list of commonly asked questions about Quick Employer Forms…
      • Well, the New Quick Employer Forms is NOT so quick...It's taken me over an hour just to create my Payer profile and then I am stuck in an endless loop. It will NOT move on to the Payee tab. I keep repeating the process to no avail... I don't have time for this c#$p... Plus, the website is soooo slow. Not good !
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