How to mask the TINs in print copies of W-2/1099-MISC?
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94X 1099 W-2 ACA W-4

TaxBandits has a built-in feature that allows you to mask the TINs. When preparing copies to mail to recipients, you can download the copies with masked TINs from the Print Center. This adds an extra level of security for the recipient.

Here's how to mask the TINs in recipient copies of Form W-2/1099-MISC:

  • Sign in to TaxBandits.
  • In the top right corner, click Distribution Center -> Print Center and select 1099/W-2/1098/5498 Forms.

  • Choose Tax Year and Form Series as Form W-2.
  • Click Print Employee/Recipient Forms. 
  • Forms filed against employees are listed. 

Click Download Forms with Masked TIN, to mask the TINs in the downloaded copy.You can either download as a ZIP folder or download as a consolidated PDF.

Once you download the PDF copies, you can print them and send them across to the recipients. The TINs in the print copies would be replaced with Xs, reducing the risk of identity theft.

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