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Greenshades Impact on the New 1099 Portal

Jerika Holton
Aug 25, 2023
5 min

As the landscape of tax regulations continues to evolve, it's essential to stay up to date with the latest developments when it comes to year-end filings year-end such as 1099 forms.  

Greenshades is doing just this as we played a crucial role in the testing phase of the new 1099 portal! As an industry leader in tax compliance, Greenshades actively collaborated with the IRS to ensure the smooth operation of the 1099 portal.  

If you are a Greenshades user, rest assured that there will be no changes for you, as we can handle the submissions seamlessly on your behalf. However, for users who do not utilize Greenshades, it is important to note that the new portal is specifically designated for handling 1099 filings. The 1099 portal can be found on the IRS website.

Below are the ins and outs of 1099 forms.

What is a 1099 Form?

The 1099 Form is an IRS tax form used to report various types of income received by individuals or entities other than regular salaries, wages, and tips.  

  1. 1099-MISC: Report various types of other income. It encompasses a broad range of payments, such as fees, commissions, and prizes.  
  1. 1099-NEC: Report nonemployee compensation of $600 or more paid to an individual or unincorporated business, such as payments to freelancers and independent contractors.
  1. 1099-INT: Report interest income of $10 or more earned from various sources, such as bank accounts, loans, or investment accounts.
  1. 1099-DIV: Report the dividends and other distributions received from investments, including stocks, mutual funds, or other types of investment accounts.
  1. 1099-R: This form reports distributions from retirement accounts, such as pensions, annuities, or individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
  1. 1099-B: Report proceeds from the sale of securities, such as stocks or bonds.
  1. 1099-G: Outline the government payments, such as unemployment compensation, state tax refunds, or agricultural grants received.

This form is typically used by those working under contract or performing freelance work and is not to be confused with an employee who typically receives a W-2 form. The W-2 form is issued to employees by their employers to report wages, salaries, and other compensation received as part of their employment. On the other hand, the 1099 form is used to report payments made to independent contractors, freelancers, or self-employed individuals for services rendered.

By participating in the testing phase on the new 1099 portal Greenshades experienced firsthand how the portal works. By applying this knowledge to our product and processes, we strive to alleviate the year-end stress by offering a streamlined workflow that simplifies deadline tracking, form review, and effortless submission and distribution. Allow Greenshades to take care of your 1099 needs, so you can focus on what matters most to your business.

Enhance 1099 Filing with E-File Solutions

If you have under 10 documents and currently rely on paper submissions, taking the opportunity to switch to an e-filing solution during the submission of your 2023 forms can save valuable time and resources.

Read more about changes to the IRS e-filing threshold.

With providers like Greenshades, you can:

Save Time and Money

Eliminates the need for printing, mailing, and manually processing paper forms. This saves your organization money associated with paper, envelopes, postage, and other delivery processes. With instant submissions, you also save time and reduce the risk of potential delays. You can also integrate with your accounting and payroll systems, allowing for seamless data transfer and automated generation of 1099 forms.

Improve Accuracy and Security

Solutions like Greenshades include built-in validation checks, to reduce the likelihood of errors or missing information. This helps to avoid penalties and the need for corrections or amendments. You can also increase security by reducing the risk of lost or stolen documents in transit.

Maintain Compliance

E-filing helps ensure compliance with IRS requirements and deadlines. Keep up with the latest regulations and updates, verify social security numbers and other critical information, stay on top of deadlines, and more to minimize the risk of non-compliance.

Want to learn more about how your team can e-file with Greenshades? Contact us at

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