Filing Information Returns (1099s, W-2s)

How to file

1099s are information returns you use to report certain payments and services.

Form 967 and W-2s are due by the last day of January, and 1099s are due by the last day of February. If you have 1099s to file, you can use one of these options:

  • File all forms (967, W-2s, and 1099s) by the last day of January.
  • File your Form 967 and W-2s by January 31, and file your 1099s by the last day of February.
    • Make sure to include the amount of Idaho withholding from the 1099s along with the withholding from the W-2s in the “Total Idaho Tax Withheld” amount you reported on the Form 967.
    • Also, include the number of 1099s with Idaho withholding on Form 967.
    • If you’re participating in the Combined Federal/State Filing program, check the appropriate box on the form.
    • Read Filing 1099s in February, below.

Filing 1099s in February

If you choose the second option, follow these instructions when you file your 1099s:

Filing online through TAP

Report in the RV record (the electronic Form 967) only the withholding amounts from the 1099s included in the file.

  1. Log in to your TAP account.
  2. On the Home page, locate your withholding account and click File/View Returns (on the right).
  3. Click Upload an EFW2 file or Upload a 1099 file.
  4. Click Browse, select the correct type, and enter a description.
  5. Click Browse to search your computer or network for your EFW2 or 1099 file and select it.
  6. Click Save.

Once you’ve successfully uploaded your file, you’ll see a confirmation screen that you can print.

You can file these returns using TAP, but you can’t enter the data on them manually, one by one. See:

Filing by paper (and the 1099s include Idaho withholding):

  1. On Form 967, line 2, “Total Tax Withheld,” enter the Idaho withholding from the 1099s and the Idaho withholding from the W-2s you filed earlier.
    Include the number of 1099s with Idaho withholding on Form 967, line 9.
  2. Write “AMENDED” on Form 967.
  3. Mail Form 967 and your 1099s to: Idaho State Tax Commission, PO Box 76, Boise ID 83707-0076.

For more information about completing the Form 967, see the pdf Form 967 INSTRUCTIONS – Annual Withholding Report.

Filing by paper (and the 1099s don’t include Idaho withholding):

  1. Complete pdf Form 96 – Annual Information Return (or include a copy of IRS Form 1096).
  2. Mail the form and your 1099s to: Idaho State Tax Commission, PO Box 36, Boise ID 83722-0410.

1099 Combined Federal/State Filing program

This program allows payers and agents to file an information return with the federal government, and it authorizes the release of this information to the applicable states. You must get permission from the IRS in advance to participate. See IRS Publication 1220.

If your information returns have Idaho withholding, you must complete Form 967, Idaho Annual Withholding Report.

If you file your 1099s and other information returns through the Federal/State Combined Filing program:

  • Don’t file 1099s electronically through the Tax Commission’s website.
  • Don’t submit paper copies of 1099s with your Form 967.