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Paper Filing vs. E-Filing:
7 Reasons Why E-Filing is the Smarter Choice

7 Reasons Why E-Filing is the Smarter Choice

We live in an increasingly digital world. As we replace old, manual processes with faster, more efficient electronic options, it's not surprising that tax filing is experiencing the same shift. Businesses are no longer restricted to time-consuming and cumbersome paper filing of their taxes. Instead, they can turn to reputable, IRS-authorized e-file providers like eFile4Biz.com to file taxes online and save valuable time and money.

Why should your business make the switch and e-file mandatory 1099s, W-2s and ACA forms? The advantages are many, including:

  1. Convenience
    Instead of navigating software or managing mountains of paperwork, you follow a few easy, step-by-step prompts when filing online. Any questions you have along the way can be answered by Customer Service reps or via help files and tutorials. The process is clear, simple and faster than traditional paper filing. It's more environmentally friendly, too, thanks to less paper and toner cartridge use.
  2. Affordability
    When you do the math, you'll find that online filing is much more affordable than purchasing software and stocking forms. (No more purchasing a 50-form packet for the handful of forms your business needs.) You pay only for the number of forms you file, even if it's only one or two. As a complete solution, e-filing also eliminates the expense of printing and mailing preprinted forms.
  3. Less work
    In addition to the dollars and cents impact of paper filing, there are the labor costs to consider. Because e-filing is a highly streamlined and efficient process, you save valuable staff time and output associated with printing, mailing and manually submitting 1099s, W-2s and ACA forms.
  4. State-of-the-art security
    Any data you enter on a reputable e-file site like eFile4Biz is encrypted under strict IRS guidelines using the strongest encryption program available. For any forms that need to be mailed, encrypted form data is transmitted directly to our sophisticated print-and-mail facility – one of only a few printers authorized by the IRS to print tax forms.
  5. Greater flexibility
    Say goodbye to frustrating misalignment issues with your printer or paper jams. Online 1099s, W-2s and ACA forms look just like the paper forms from the IRS, where you select the payer and recipient from the drop-down lists and fill in the required "boxes." If you're missing information, you can save partially completed forms in your account and return later to complete and file them.
  6. More Accurate
    You can quickly change any incorrect information on a form before you've checked it out. If it's an error on a submitted form, simply follow the step-by-step instructions to file a correction form directly through the site.
  7. Meet Tightened Deadlines
    The deadlines for paper filing and e-filing 1099s and W-2s are now the same day, January 31, 2017. The deadline for paper filing ACA forms is February 28, 2017 and the e-filing deadline for ACA forms is March 31, 2017.

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