IRS Forms

1096 Form 2020

Form 1096 — Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns — is used by those who file Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G for 2020 tax year. The Internal Revenue Service requires individuals and businesses to report income paid in various ways with the above tax forms. You’re going to report income paid to the recipient but you must also report to the IRS.

Assume you’re filing a Form 1099-MISC to a contractor that did some work for you. Since you’re going to file this tax form for the recipient, the only way to make sure he or she is up to tax obligations is by filing a Form 1096 to the IRS.

With that said, you’re going to file a Form 1096 for every Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G you file regardless of the tax year. This is the only way to make sure that the recipient of these tax forms are up to their tax obligations.

Form 1096 2020 Printable

You must mail Form 1096 along with the tax forms you’re filing. Although Form 1096 isn’t as complicated as other tax forms, there are a few things that you should be careful with when filing it.

First and foremost, you must file Form 1096 with the form that you’re filing it for. With that said, if you’re filing a Form 1099, you must file two copies and file a Form 1096. On Form 1096, you will detail the following.


  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Employer Identification Number
  • Social security Number
  • Number of forms submitted with Form 1096
  • Federal income tax withheld (from the form you’re filing it for)

As for obtaining the Form 1096, you can download or print it by using the buttons on the upper right corner of the form.

Form 1096 Mailing Address

Take note that Form 1096 you file must be scannable. If it isn’t you may be subject to late-filing penalties.

StateMailing Address
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, VirginiaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, WyomingDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
P.O. Box 219256
Kansas City, MO 64121-9256
California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West VirginiaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Ogden, UT 84201

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