Section 2102 of the Taxpayer First Act (TFA) requires the IRS to develop an internet portal by January 1, 2023 that will allow taxpayers to electronically file 1099 forms. The portal is to be modeled after the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Business Services Online (BSO) system that allows employers to electronically file W-2 forms. The new website will provide taxpayers with IRS resources and guidance, and allow them to prepare, file and distribute 1099 forms, and create and maintain tax records.
While no details were released, the IRS has discussed the plans of the 1099 filing portal which includes retiring legacy systems, like FIRE system though no termination has been announced. The new system is expected to accept all 1099 forms, including Form 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Compensation) and will permit users to key in or upload information. The system will also be compatible with the Combined Federal/State Filing (CFSF) program.
Source: Thomson Reuters