We get many questions about how to process 1099 forms using the Aatrix upload features available in Sage 100. The process is really very simple:

  1. Analyze your 1099 data in Sage 100 Accounts Payable.
  2. Process the 1099 data using 1099 Tax Reporting in Sage 100.
  3. Upload the 1099 data to Aatrix.

Aatrix does the rest.

We have a suite of 1099 Crystal Reports and a written 1099 Procedure available to help you analyze your Sage 100 1099 data. Contact us for details.

After finalizing your data, Sage 100 will upload the files to Aatrix for processing.  The charge for the full service is $2.39 each with a minimum charge of $24.95.  For this price they print and mail recipient copies, efile all Federal and State government forms required, and provide a link for your vendors to download their 1099 on the internet if desired.  You can select the dates your forms are to be processed. There is no charge to set up an account with Aatrix.  You simply pay the processing fee by credit card when uploading your data files. Aatrix then keeps you posted on the status of your submission by email.

By the time you buy forms and envelopes (many of which are not used), print the forms, stuff them, add postage, mail them, then print and mail 1096 information to the IRS and the state the cost is about the same and your processing time is greatly reduced.

The advantage is that all you do is prepare the amounts then upload them to Aatix through the interface in Sage.  They handle the rest and send emails to you as they are processed.

Almost all my clients now use this option.  We don’t make anything on this when you use it – we just recommend it as the easiest way to process your 1099’s.  Here is a link to their processing options and pricing. Scroll to the bottom to see 1099 pricing options.

Here is a YouTube video showing how to process 1099 forms with the Aatrix interface.

Overall, the process is easy and cost effective, saving your staff a lot of time with this annual ritual!

Plan Your Content

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If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts.

One pitfall many new bloggers run into is starting a blog that isn’t posted to frequently enough. A shortage of recent posts can give your visitors a bad impression of your business. One may think “I wonder if they’re still in business” or “they may want to hire a writer.”

A blog, like any other customer facing aspect of your business, communicates your brand. If it isn’t maintained and given proper attention, people will notice. Post regularly and keep your content fresh. Give your audience a reason to visit often.

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Categories and Tags

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If you write about a variety of subjects, categories can help your readers find the posts that are most relevant to them. For instance, if you run a consulting business, you may want some of your posts to reflect work you’ve done with previous clients, while having other posts act as informational resources. In this particular case, you can set up 2 categories: one labeled Projects and another labeled Resources. You’d then place your posts in their respective categories.

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Pages vs. Posts

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If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical interfaces and in many cases the public appearance of pages and posts will look the same.

Don’t let this fool you. There’s a very fundamental difference between the two and that difference is what makes CMSs, like WordPress, great platforms for integrating blogs with traditional websites.

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Think about the kind of pages that make up a typical website. Most often you’ll see pages like “Home”, “About Us”, “Services”, “Contact Us”, etc. Within WordPress these are often treated as Pages; documents that have no particular regard for the time they were posted.

For example, when you visit the “About Us” page of your favorite company’s website you don’t expect the content to be very different from what was available there a week ago.

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