A 1096 Form is a compilation form which provides totals for all 1099 forms, including 1099-MISC forms submitted by an employer for independent contractors and other non-employees to whom payment was made during the previous year and 1099 Div forms used for dividends paid to shareholders. Form 1096 must be sent to the Internal Revenue Service.

Information required on the Form
The form requires information on the company submitting the form. It requires a total amount reported from all forms being submitted, and a total amount withheld. It also provides check boxes for the types of forms being submitted, including various types of 1099 forms and other income forms. 1096 transmittal's must be mailed in when you are printing your forms. If you plan to efile 1099 forms you do not need the hardcopy 1096 form since the electronic filing takes the place of the form.