If you’re an employer, you’ve probably purchased those red tax forms at one point or another from an office supply house. They aren’t cheap…so why not get them for free?
You may not know that you can order W-2’s, 1099’s and other forms online from the IRS, and they will be mailed directly to you for nothing. (After the IRS is up and running again, of course.)
The website for ordering is here: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Online-Ordering-for-Information-Returns-and-Employer-Returns
I recommend ordering them soon so you’ll be ready when the tax year ends. It does take a week or so (normally) to get them.
(I’m going to order some today and we’ll see how long it does take…)