Adding Your Company Tax ID Information
Before you can make any payments to your vendors, you must enter your business tax identification number that you use to file your taxes. This tax ID number will be used to report the payments to the IRS and will appear on your forms 1099 and 1096.
Note: If you are already a payroll software customer, the company federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) already entered on your Company Tax Settings page will be used automatically. The Company Tax ID link will not appear, and you can skip the following steps. However, if you are not a payroll customer, you will need to enter either your federal EIN or your Social Security Number (SSN) on the Company Tax ID page.
To add your tax ID info:
- Go to Settings > Accounting > Accounting Settings > Company Tax ID
- If you try to create 1099 forms without a Company Tax ID, you will see a message. Click Enter your Company Tax ID.
- Enter your EIN or your SSN, whichever you use to file your taxes. Use your SSN only if you do not have a federal EIN.
- Click Save.