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Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

 
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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

Good day, @jnjagency,

 

Thanks for checking this with us. I'm here to help you with your 1099 printing alignment.

 

You can go to the Fine-tune alignment page to adjust your form alignment. Let me guide you through the steps:

  1. Click the Expenses menu then go to the Vendors tab.
  2. Select Prepare 1099s, and click on Let's get started/Continue your 1099s.
  3. Review or enter the company name and address and the Tax ID then select Next.
  4. Choose the box for payment types you made and the expense account you use for these payments then select Next.
  5. Review your contractor's information and select Next.
  6. Select Finish preparing 1099s.
  7. Select I'll file myself.
  8. Go through the steps in the Select a form type and print a sample page, then select No, it doesn't line up. This option will direct you to the Fine-tune alignment page where you can make horizontal and vertical adjustments to the form alignment.
  9. Go through the steps in the Select a form type and print page then select Next.
  10. Choose Done.

Once done, try printing your 1099 on a blank paper and see if it aligns this time. If not, I'd recommend following the remaining steps from this article: Set up printing alignment for 1099 Tax Forms

 

That should help you get past your alignment issue. Please let me know how it goes, @jnjagency. I'm here to assist you whenever you needed me. Have a good day!

ma7
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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

That's basically the alignment instruction within the program.  They are not helpful at all.   Moving the "grid" to where is would appear on the form, moves the  print range the opposite direction @Anonymous.  Spending WAY too much time on this!!!

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

I am having the same problems - none of the alignment suggestions work and I've spent an hour already which is way too much time.  The desktop version works just fine.  Any suggestions other than what the instructions tell you to do?

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

I have spent hours! trying to get the 1099s to print right. I have looked at every article I could find and nothing works! I am giving up and hand writing the 1099s! I have no problems with the desk top version. I am recommending to all my clients to go back to the desk top version of QB.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

Hello everyone,

 

There are possible situations why the forms are not aligned. Let me discuss a few of them.

 

Please make sure that you're using a QuickBooks Online-compatible 1099 forms. To add, the only forms we're able to support alignment troubleshooting are forms you've purchased directly from Intuit. You can refer to this article for more details: QuickBooks Compatible 1099 Forms.

 

However, if you're using QuickBooks Online-compatible 1099 forms and can't get them aligned, I recommend contacting our Customer Support. This way, they can help you fix it further.

  1. Go to this link https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. Choose Contractors and vendors, and click 1099s
  3. Scroll down to Get Phone Number or Start a Message.

Feel free to comment below if you have other questions.  

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

I called the QB help number this morning and the woman I spoke to gave me the answer to the alignment problem.  When you open the document to print, choose Custom Scale - do not change this from 100% - and then print on a blank page and check the alignment - mine was off slightly so I changed the vertical alignment manually (back on that page where the grid showed up) and then re-printed and it worked just fine.  The alignment I used was H 28 and V 0.    I couldn't get the 1096 to work perfectly, but it was pretty good.  The 1099s were perfect.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

Hi there, @c2robertson.

 

It's nice to see you again here in the Community.

 

I thank you for proactively sharing the fix for the 1099 form alignment issue. Also, I'm happy to see that the issue got fixed on your end.

 

Posting your experience here in the Community will help other customers to use this as an additional solution if they get the same error.

 

I've attached some article for additional reference: 

Do let us know if you have additional questions with QuickBooks Online. I'll be glad to assist you.

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

Thank you so much!!! That works!

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

Hi @cmitchell.

 

You're welcome. I'm glad that you find it helpful. 

 

Thanks for posting in the Community. Please know that the Community has your back if you need assistance. Wishing you and your business continued success.

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

THANK YOU!!

I have been frustrated for a few days on this.  My desktop clients worked fine.  It was just the QBO clients.

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Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

FINALLY someone who knew the answer!! Thank you, thank you! 

To QB :  Your instructions do not tell us what part of the alignment grid to line up. So your instructions do not help out 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Does anyone have any tips on how to align 1099 forms, the instructions given do not work?

It's nice seeing you here in the Community, @carrieb.

 

I'm glad that your problem with the 1099 alignment was fixed through this thread. 

 

Feel free to let us know if you have any other concerns. We'll be here to help you. Have a wonderful day!

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