Fierce 1099 Filing Service

Fierce Payroll’s Online 1099 Processing Service has been providing 1099 filing services to the business community since 2005. We can assist companies through every phase of the filing process, which includes recipient copy mailing, filing with the IRS, and corrections to filed data nearly any time of the year.

Our printing and mailing services are more secure and streamlined for efficiency and you will be very pleased you chose Fierce for your 1099 form filing needs.

  • Print and mail recipient copies.(This includes first class postage.)

  • File electronically with the IRS. 

  • PDF or hardcopy reports

  • Corrections processed all year long

  • Custom data conversions

Here are guidelines to follow for data formats for filing forms 1098, 1099, 5498, or W-2G Information Returns.  There are two types of data: filer and recipient.  Most likely, the filer is your company.  The recipients are the persons or organizations to whom payments were made.  You will need to create files that convey what the filer and recipient information is.  This output file could be .csv delimited text, Excel, or almost any format.  Most customers deliver their data in Excel spreadsheet format.  Depending on the file format submitted, you must define the filer and recipient data in separate worksheets, tables or files.  Data may be in either mixed case or upper case.

Fierce online 1099 services strongly suggests you acquire a copy of IRS Publication 1220 to use as a reference when creating your data file before you can start to file your 1099 forms. You may acquire this publication by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM or on the Internet at

1099 Form Filing Data Guidelines

Use our Data Guidelines and IRS Publication 1220 as a guide to formatting your data in the Excel spreadsheet.  Keep in mind that the templates include all possible money fields for that form type - you only fill in the money columns for which you are reporting data, leave the rest blank.


Determine what format your 1099 data is currently in, and if it can be exported to Excel spreadsheet format.

If your data cannot be exported to Excel format, can it be exported to tab, comma delimited, or .csv format?  If so, then it can be imported into Excel with little trouble.  If not, can it be exported to standard text file?  If so, contact us for possible data conversion to Excel format.


Use our Secure 256-bit encryption interface to upload your data to us. Fierce 1099 Services utilizes a secure web based upload facility to deliver your data to us for processing.  Instructions for uploading data will be emailed to you after you have accepted Fierce as your service provider. 

Confirmation, processing, review and submission

When we receive your data, you will receive an email within 24 hours acknowledging that we received your data.  Fierce will be in communication with you about any issues encountered during data conversion from Excel format into IRS format.  If you do not receive such notification, you should assume we did not receive your data, and please contact us. 

Once the data is converted, you will be impressed by our 1099 reporting systems report of your data for approval.  We typically require an agreement from you before we proceed with printing and mailing.  Once you have approved the converted data, your recipient copies will be printed and mailed prior to January 31, provided the data was delivered to Fierce with sufficient lead time.

After recipient copies are mailed, you may forward corrections any time.

As a Fierce Payroll customer you may enroll in the Combined Federal/State Filing program (CFSFP) when you file your 1099 forms with us. Through the CFSFP, the IRS/MCC will forward original and corrected information returns, filed electronically or magnetically, to participating states for approved filers. All of our 1099 online reporting systems are state-of-the-art and 100% secure.

The following forms are included in CFSFP: 1099-Misc, 5498, Int, Div, G, OID, PATR, R.

The following states are currently participants: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, D.C., GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, SC, UT, VA, WI 
In order to participate you must fill out form 6847 and send to us.  All filing is done electronically through the IRS FIRE system.


Ease of Use
Easy format for payouts
We accept excel, Quickbooks, and most other accounting program files, or will work with you to configure a custom format.


© Copyright 2010 Fierce Payroll, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

15282 West Brookside Lane #119, Surprise, Arizona

Website Secure