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15108: On The Fly (DAS)


Drake Accounting®: What is On The Fly?


“On The Fly” is a data entry method that generates a specific form but does not enter or require entries within the financial data in bookkeeping. On the fly data entry allows you to generate a form without entering previous transactions that are reflected on the form. For example, you can print a W2 without setting up employees or entering payroll transactions that are reflected on the W-2. Once the form is generated, none of the financial data is retained in the program.

On the fly forms appear under the On the Fly module in the tree mode.

Federal forms that can be created on the fly are:

94x 1099 1098 w-2G W2/W3  Miscellaneous
940 1096 1096 W-2/W-3 8809
1099-A 1098-C W-2C/W-3C W-4
941 1099-B 1098-T    
941-PR 1099-C 1098-MORT    
941-SS 1099-DIV W-2G    
941-X 1099-INT      
943 1099-MISC      
943-X 1099-OID      
944 1099-PATR      
944-X 1099-S      
945 1099-G      

Forms that can be created on the fly as well as through payroll and date generated forms are the 94X series, Forms W-2/W-3, Form 1099-MISC and Form 1099-NEC.

A W-2C can be created either through Payroll or On the Fly but requires a processed W-2 in the same module.

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