Where can you download a 1096 form for free?


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Form 1096 can be downloaded for free on the IRS website, reports the IRS. The form is found by searching for Form 1096, which is the annual summary and transmittal of U.S. information returns, in the search box located on the top of the right-hand corner of the home page.

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Form 1096 is used by employers who pay nonemployees and independent contractors to report the total for all 1099 forms issued during the previous tax year, About.com explains. Businesses who paid dividends to shareholders and issued those shareholders 1099-DIV forms must also use Form 1096. This form must be sent to the Internal Revenue Service.

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