W2 Mate 2013

W2 Mate 2013

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  • Date Added:
    November 20, 2013
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review


No one likes tax time -- not even paid tax preparers. They view tax season the way retailers view the holiday season; something to survive in order to thrive. Yet it's even worse for employers, who must not only do their own taxes but also prepare W-2s for each and every employee. Real Business Solutions has a solution for real businesses: W2 Mate 2012. Simply put, it can import, prepare, and file W-2, W-3, 1099, 1098, and related tax forms. Better yet, it saves you money by laser-printing your own government-approved substitute forms on blank paper. It prints individual mailing labels for W-2 and 1099 recipients, too. W2 Mate imports tax data from financial tools like QuickBooks, creates PDF-based forms, supports e-filing, rolls over data, and exports data to Excel. Recent updates include support for changes in 2012 filing and compatibility with Windows 8. W2 Mate 2012 is free to try for 30 days with a watermark on output.

W2 Mate's interface is attractive as tax tools go, borrowing stylistic elements from Web browsers and MS Office for a clean, up-to-date look anchored by a Shortcuts sidebar linking to forms, company data, employees, and more. Crisply rendered forms give a high-quality look and feel, too, an impression reinforced by the copious assistance W2 Mate offers. For instance, clicking the IRS & SSA Instructions menu on the toolbar showed instructions, contacts, Web links, and more, while the Tools menu let us roll over data, update employee data, back up and restore company data, configure options, and enable optional features. We started by entering company data, though we could also import (and export) data to and from a variety of programs. We didn't have any government-supplied forms on hand, but forms printed on plain paper with our basic black-and-white laser printer looked like they'd been printed professionally.

We've seen plenty of tax and business software, and W2 Mate 2012 stands out, even among the best. It produces top-quality forms with explanations, notes, and instructions when they're needed. The comprehensive software costs only $39, a bargain compared to CPA rates.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of W2 Mate 2012 9.0.35.

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2 stars

"Doesn't give you all the information"

February 12, 2014  |  By RJLZip

 |  Version: W2 Mate 2013 10.0.66


Easy to enter basic information, somewhat easy to connect with Quickbooks.


After all that they spring it on you that you have to pay MORE money to get the forms. Almost like Bait and Switch. Next year I'm going with someone else. Have requested a refund due to incomplete/misleading information provided.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.0.66
  • W2 , 1099 1098 and 1098-T forms updated for 2013 tax year.
  • New simplified 1099 electronic filing (1099 E-File) engine.
  • Support for bulk 1099 TIN Matching.
  • Ability to securely batch email 1099 and W2 forms (including support for QuickBooks).
  • Support for importing data from Sage 50 accounting software.
  • Support for the new 1099-INT forms introduced by the IRS in 2013.
  • Support for Social Security Number (SSN) masking on 1099 forms.
  • Ability to file 1099 corrections.
  • Added W2 electronic filing for the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • All new help file for 1099-MISC e-File including instructions on how to sign up with IRS 1099 E-File Service.
Publisher Real Business Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.realtaxtools.com/
Release Date November 12, 2013
Date Added November 20, 2013
Version 10.0.66
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.65MB
File Name W2Mate2013Demo.exe
Total Downloads 36,072
Downloads Last Week 6
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on output
Price $39

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