2020 Form 1096
Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns
Attention filers of Form 1096:
This form is provided for informational purposes only. It appears in red, similar to the official IRS form. The official printed version of this IRS form is scannable, but a copy, printed from this website, is not. Do not print and file a Form 1096 downloaded from this website; a penalty may be imposed for filing with the IRS information return forms that can't be scanned. See part O in the current General Instructions for Certain Information Returns, available at www.irs.gov/form1099, for more information about penalties.
To order official IRS information returns, which include a scannable Form 1096 for filing with the IRS, visit www.IRS.gov/orderforms. Click on Employer and Information Returns, and we'll mail you the forms you request and their instructions, as well as any publications you may order.
Information returns may also be filed electronically. To file electronically, you must have software, or a service provider, that will create the file in the proper format. More information can be found at:
· IRS Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system (visit www.IRS.gov/FIRE), or
· IRS Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) program (visit www.IRS.gov/AIR).
See IRS Publications 1141, 1167, and 1179 for more information about printing these tax forms.
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Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns
OMB No. 1545-0108
Street address (including room or suite number)
City or town, state or province, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code
Name of person to contact
For Official Use Only
1 Employer identification number 2 Social security number
3 Total number of forms 4 Federal income tax withheld 5 Total amount reported with this Form 1096
6 Enter an "X" in only one box below to indicate the type of form being filed.
W-2G 1097-BTC 1098
1099-C 1099-CAP 1099-DIV 1099-G 1099-INT 1099-K 1099-LS
1099-LTC 1099-MISC 1099-NEC 1099-OID
1099-Q 1099-QA 1099-R 1099-S 1099-SA 1099-SB
5498 5498-ESA 5498-QA 5498-SA
Return this entire page to the Internal Revenue Service. Photocopies are not acceptable.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying documents and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete.
Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to Form 1096, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www.irs.gov/Form1096.
Reminder. The only acceptable method of electronically filing information returns listed on this form in box 6 with the IRS is through the FIRE System. See Pub. 1220.
Purpose of form. Use this form to transmit paper Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G to the IRS.
Caution: If you are required to file 250 or more information returns of any one type, you must file electronically. If you are required to file electronically but fail to do so, and you do not have an approved waiver, you may be subject to a penalty. For more information, see part F in the 2020 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns.
Forms 1099-QA and 5498-QA can be filed on paper only, regardless of the number of returns.
Who must file. Any person or entity who files any of the forms shown in line 6 above must file Form 1096 to transmit those forms to the IRS.
Enter the filer's name, address (including room, suite, or other unit number), and taxpayer identification number (TIN) in the spaces provided on the form. The name, address, and TIN of the filer on this form must be the same as those you enter in the upper left area of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, or W-2G.
When to file. File Form 1096 as follows. · With Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, or W-2G, file by March 1, 2021. · With Form 1099-NEC, file by February 1, 2021. · With Forms 5498, file by June 1, 2021.
Where To File
Send all information returns filed on paper with Form 1096 to the following.
If your principal business, office or agency, or legal residence in
the case of an individual, is located in
Use the following address
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Virginia
Internal Revenue Service Austin Submission Processing Center
P.O. Box 149213 Austin, TX 78741
For more information and the Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the 2020 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns.
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Form 1096 (2020)
Form 1096 (2020)
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Internal Revenue Service Center P.O. Box 219256
Kansas City, MO 64121-9256
California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center
Ogden, UT 84201
If your legal residence or principal place of business is outside the United States, file with the Internal Revenue Service, Austin Submission Processing Center, P.O. Box 149213, Austin, TX 78741.
Transmitting to the IRS. Group the forms by form number and transmit each group with a separate Form 1096. For example, if you must file both Forms 1098 and 1099-A, complete one Form 1096 to transmit your Forms 1098 and another Form 1096 to transmit your Forms 1099-A. You need not submit original and corrected returns separately. Do not send a form (1099, 5498, etc.) containing summary (subtotal) information with Form 1096. Summary information for the group of forms being sent is entered only in boxes 3, 4, and 5 of Form 1096.
Box 1 or 2. Enter your TIN in either box 1 or 2, not both. Individuals not in a trade or business must enter their social security number (SSN) in box 2. Sole proprietors and all others must enter their employer identification number (EIN) in box 1. However, sole proprietors who do not have an EIN must enter their SSN in box 2. Use the same EIN or SSN on Form 1096 that you use on Form 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, or W-2G.
Box 3. Enter the number of forms you are transmitting with this Form 1096. Do not include blank or voided forms or the Form 1096 in your total. Enter the number of correctly completed forms, not the number of pages, being transmitted. For example, if you send one page of three-to-a-page Forms 1098-E with a Form 1096 and you have correctly completed two Forms 1098-E on that page, enter "2" in box 3 of Form 1096.
Box 4. Enter the total federal income tax withheld shown on the forms being transmitted with this Form 1096.
Box 5. No entry is required if you are filing Form 1098-T, 1099-A, or 1099-G. For all other forms in the listing that follows, enter the total of the amounts from the specific boxes identified for each form.
Form W-2G Form 1097-BTC Form 1098 Form 1098-C Form 1098-E Form 1098-F Form 1098-Q Form 1099-B Form 1099-C Form 1099-CAP Form 1099-DIV Form 1099-INT Form 1099-K Form 1099-LS Form 1099-LTC Form 1099-MISC Form 1099-NEC Form 1099-OID Form 1099-PATR Form 1099-Q
Form 1099-QA Form 1099-R Form 1099-S Form 1099-SA Form 1099-SB Form 3921 Form 3922 Form 5498
Form 5498-ESA Form 5498-QA Form 5498-SA
Box 1 Box 1 Boxes 1 and 6 Box 4c Box 1 Box 1 Box 4 Boxes 1d and 13 Box 2 Box 2 Boxes 1a, 2a, 3, 9, 10, and 11 Boxes 1, 3, 8, 10, 11, and 13 Box 1a Box 1 Boxes 1 and 2 Boxes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9,10, and 13 Box 1 Boxes 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 Boxes 1, 2, 3, and 5 Box 1 Box 1
Box 1 Box 2 Box 1 Boxes 1 and 2 Boxes 3 and 4 Boxes 3, 4, and 5 Boxes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12b, 13a, and 14a Boxes 1 and 2 Boxes 1 and 2 Box 1
Corrected returns. For information about filing corrections, see the 2020 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. Originals and corrections of the same type of return can be submitted using one Form 1096.
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