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15763: EIN Masking Option for 1099/1098 (DAS)


Drake Accounting®: How can I mask the EIN number on the client's 1099 or 1098 forms? 

The option Mask ID on 1099/1098 is available from the Client > Add or Edit window, on the Federal Form Setup tab. A masked ID number prints with an X in the first five positions, with only the last four visible (i.e. XXX-XX-1234). 

Note: The IRS requires the full ID number to be displayed on Copy A, therefore, masking is only available if Copy A is not selected to be printed. If Copy A is being printed, none of the forms will be masked, even if this option is selected. To allow the other copies to be masked, print Copy A first. Then, you can select to print the other copies with the ID numbers masked. 


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