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How to print 1099's?

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QuickBooks Team

How to print 1099's?

I've got your back, @rhondaabc.


You can Print 1099's from QuickBooks Online by following the instructions below:


Printing 1099-MISC Forms

  1. From QuickBooks Online, navigate to the Expenses tab and the Vendors section.
  2. Click Prepare 1099's and walk through the module until you're on Step 5 - File.
  3. Select I'll file myself. Walk through the on-screen instructions to align and print the forms.

Check out our guide on printing 1099s in QuickBooks Online for more information. I'm also attaching a brief video demonstration of this below:


Doing this will allow you to print your 1099 forms right away. Please know that you can always reach me here for all of your QuickBooks needs, I want to ensure your success. Thanks for dropping in, wishing you and your business a great 2019 ahead.

Level 2

How to print 1099's?

I've done all this for 2018 and it won't let me start looking at 2019. It keeps throwing me back into printing 2018 forms


How to print 1099's?

Hi @kfine,


The 2019 forms for 1099-MISC won't be available until the end of December up to January.


Once they become available, you follow the same steps provided by @MichaelDL above.


You can take a look at this article as well: Prepare and file 1099s. Here you can find the steps on how to prepare and file your 1099s.


Do you have additional questions? Leave them below, and I'll get back to you.

Level 2

How to print 1099's?

Thank you so much.


Too bad though. I'd prefer to get a jump on reconciliation/tracking down IC info I might not have, etc.

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

Help!  When I get to the file step, I am not able to select anything.  Have tried explorer and chrome, same results.  


How to print 1099's?

Hello there, @Be1986.


To resolve your concern, you can review the details of the previous steps. You've might missed other information that needs to be selected.

If the issue persists, you can contact our Technical Support team to check this further. They can thoroughly investigate the cause of why you’re unable to file the form.


Here's how:


  1. Log in to your QuickBooks Online company.
  2. Click the Help menu.
  3. Select Contact Us.
  4. Enter your concern in the field, then hit Continue.
  5. Choose to Get a callback.


You can visit this article for further guidance in filing 1099: E-file through the 1099 E-File Service (QuickBooks Online).


I also added an article to check out our support hours in QuickBooks: Support hours and types.


Feel free to reply to this thread in case you have additional queries. I'll get back to you.

Level 2

How to print 1099's?

All I need is to create one corrected 1099 form.  I don't have a printing kit since I had QB online do all my other forms.  Can't I just create a 1099 pdf in QB Online and print and mail that?  - please tell me how to do this. The deadline is in 3-1/2 hours...


QuickBooks Team

How to print 1099's?

You can correct the information within QuickBooks and reprint the form, kdate. 


Let me show you how: 

  1. Go to the Workers menu and click Contractors
  2. Select Prepare 1099s > Continue your 1099s
  3. Review and correct the information, click Next to proceed. 
  4. Once done, click Finish preparing 1099s

On the printed form, click the CORRECTED box at the top. Mail the corrected form to the IRS and your contractor.


If you're subscribed to our Full Service plan, you can contact directly contact us. 


Feel free to get back to me if you need anything else!

Level 2

How to print 1099's?

Thank you Catherine, unfortunately this doesn't answer my question.  I have done all the steps you suggest, but Quickbooks assumes I already have pre-printed forms to put in my printer.  I only need one corrected form, and do not have a printing pack.  Is there any way to just create a pdf of the form, make multiple copies, and mail this to the IRS and contractor?  It seems crazy to pay you $58.99 for a printing pack, wait for it to arrive, then go through the steps for one contractor! 

Kristine Mae

How to print 1099's?

I know it's convenient on your part to create and print the 1099 form through PDF, Kdate. This option is unavailable, though.


The only report you can save through PDF is the 1099 Information


You'll want to download the 1099-MISC form instead, then manually enter the information. Make sure to tick the CORRECTED box. 


If you have additional questions, please leave a comment below. 

Level 2

How to print 1099's?

Thank you Kristine.  For anyone who reads this thread, here is the full story, which I only found out after multiple calls/chats/searches with various parties:


The IRS REQUIRES that you use their red-ink, scannable paper forms for 1099s and the 1096 that comes with them.  You MUST use these forms.  They are carried at Office Depot and other supply stores.  If you are in a hurry and don't have time to order them through Quickbooks, drive to the store, buy the forms, take them back to your office and use them in your printer via Quickbooks to fill them out.  You will save yourself time if you buy the type of forms that come with envelopes. 


On Quickbooks online, you will need to use the "finish 1099s" window several times to print 1) the red 1099 form for the IRS; 2) the red 1096 form which must be submitted to the IRS with the 1099s; 3) a black and white 1099 Form B to submit to your contractor; and 4) a black and white 1099 Form C to keep for your records. 


I wish this post had been here when I needed it!  Good luck!

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

You can order all your end-of-year payroll forms "FREE" through "forms/instructions".  Left side of site, click "Order Forms and Pubs"   Select Online Ordering.  Select # of forms need, scroll to bottom and "Add to Cart"  Review, enter your address, and you will receive your "FREE" form:  W-2s, W-3s, 1099, 1096 etc....  They are very quick and takes about 4-5 days.  Envelopes not included.

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

Can you help me I’m just starting to use QB online this year but need to print 10 - 1099’s can I do that if I have no entries from last year? I have their totals from my boss and their I formation. Do I need a special version of QB online we do t have any employees just 1099 recipients. 
Feel free to call me [Removed by moderator]. I’ve printed out many 1099’s in the past on desktop but not using online

QB but it looks easy.  

Thank you.


Tori B
QuickBooks Team

How to print 1099's?

Hey there, @Belle


Thanks for following the thread. Excited to see you join the QuickBooks team!


You can easily print your 1099s right from QuickBooks. Let me walk you through the steps.


Please know these steps walk you into organizing your contractors and payments, so your filings are correct.


  1. Go to the Payroll menu, then choose Contractors. Or tap on Expenses and then Vendors.
  2. Select Prepare 1099s. Then, click Let’s get started.
  3. Ensure your company name, address, and tax ID matches are correct and match what is found on tax notices or letters from the IRS.
  4. Pick the boxes representing the type of payments made to all of your contractors this year, then select Next.
  5. Please verify that all of your contractors show up and their personal information and email addresses are correct.
  6. Check over the payment totals for each box you selected in step 4. The payments will be automatically separated between the 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC forms. Hit Next.
  7. Select E-File for me to e-file your 1099s. Or tap I’ll file myself to print and mail the forms yourself.

For more details about filing and printing 1099s, check out Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.


Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns. I'll be here every step of the way. You can always reach out to the Community or me any time you need a helping hand. Take care!




Level 1

How to print 1099's?

When I click on, continue your 1099s, it ask for the EIN # I put it in and save and it says, something is not right :-90 what do I do?  That is the correct EIN #.

I'm not sure the last treasurer did them in here or not. 



How to print 1099's?

Hi there, @Judy2100.


I can help you generate the form without entering the EIN on the 1099 page in QuickBooks Online. 


Let's ensure that the EIN is already entered in the company information so it will automatically flow. With that, you don't need to re-enter it. 


Here's how: 


  1. Go to the Gear icon, then choose Account and Settings
  2. Choose Company and type the exact EIN  that is found on tax notices or letters from the IRS. 
  3. Tap Save, then Done


See the sample screenshots below for your reference: 




Then after that, perform the steps above to print the form. If the issue persists, I'd suggest doing primary troubleshooting steps to get rid. A browser abundant of cache and temp files can produce extraordinary performances. 


To begin, please log in to your QBO account via incognito to isolate the problem. You can use these shortcut keys below: 


  • Ctrl Shift (Google Chrome)
  • Ctrl Shift (Firefox)
  • Control Option (Safari)
  • Ctrl + Shift + P (Microsoft Edge)


From there, re-perform the process to check if it's already performing adequately. If that works, I'd recommend you to go back to your normal browser and induct clear the cache. Doing in other supported browsers is a surpassing choice too. 


If there's no progress after following the troubleshooting above, I'd advise you to visit this link for other actions to take: Update your business info in online payroll.


I've also added some articles about handling 1099 issues, reports, transactions, and other matters. 



If there's anything else I can do for you, please let me know. I'll be around to help you.

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

Thank you but I figured out how to create dummy checks from last year to do 2020 1099’s even though we didn’t start using QB online till end of last year. Now I’ll just go back and get rid of dummy checks. Since I 

e-filed no need to buy and print out forms, unless I want to right? 

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

If you e-file through QB online no need to send a 1096. 

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

i'm in step 5 and don't see "I'll file myself" button

QuickBooks Team

How to print 1099's?

Hi Robert.


Thank you for joining the thread. I can guide you on how you can file the forms manually.


On the Your 1099s are ready to file window (step 5), you need to click on the No, I'll print and mail link at the lower-right corner. This way, you can file your forms manually.


From there, you're now ready to print a sample of your forms or prepare the final ones.

I've added these screenshots for your visual reference.


For additional tips when preparing your Federal 1099s, I recommend checking out these links:



Also, here's an article you can read more about the year-end checklist for your forms and taxes: Year-end checklist for QuickBooks Online Payroll.


Please let me know how else I can help you manually filing your forms. I'm always here to help. Keep safe!

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

I also do not have the option to file myself.



How to print 1099's?

I'll ensure you can file your 1099's seamlessly, @CoriWGG.


First, you can perform a couple of troubleshooting steps to fix the missing "manual file" button issue. To achieve this, you can follow the suggestions given by my peer @MichelleBh to use a private browser and clearing its cache. Using another supported browser is an alternative option as well.


Then, check if you have the No, I'll print and mail or the Print and mail option(see screenshot).



If you get the same result, I recommend getting in touch with our Payroll support team. One of our agents can perform a screen-sharing session and help resolve this for you.


Please review our support hours to ensure they can assist you promptly. 


Here's how to contact our support:


  1. Click the Help (?) menu at the top, and then choose Contact Us.
  2. If you're routed to the QB Assistant page, type Contact Us.
  3. Select Talk to a human, and then click the Never mind option.
  4. Choose I still need a human
  5. Click the Contact Us button.
  6. Enter your question or concern in the search box, like "No option to file my 1099 manually".
  7. Click Let's Talk.
  8. Select either the Get a call or Start messaging option.
  9. Please follow the on-screen steps to proceed.

After resolving the said issue, you're now ready to file your 1099 forms.


To access copies of these forms easily, you can print them. Please head to this link to get started: How do I print my 1099 forms?


Fill me in if you have more payroll questions. I'm always ready to back you up.

Level 1

How to print 1099's?

I don't have the option to file myself in step 5 of the 1099 prep.  Where can I find it????


QuickBooks Team

How to print 1099's?

Hello, mktt1212. 


The option to file my self in step 5 is the Print and mail. It's a manually filling of 1099, Though you need to order your 1099 Kit by mid-January and mail the forms by the January 31 IRS deadline.


For more information about printing 1099 forms, you can also check out this article: How do I print my 1099 forms? 


Feel free to visit this website: Common Questions about 1099s. This link provides you answers to the frequently asked questions about form 1099-MISC, such as running reports to view your 1099 vendors and their payments.  


Additionally, I'd recommend reviewing the IRS PDF Guide to learn more about its filing instructions.   


However, if you don't see that option. Let's logging in your account using Incognito/private browser. These are built-in features in the browser that allows you to access websites without storing any data. 


  • Google Chrome: Ctrl+Shift+N
  • Mozilla: Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Safari: Command + Shift + N  


If you're able to see the option, you'll need to clear your browser's cache to optimize its performance. The next time you log in to QuickBooks Online, your browser will download fresh copies of everything you see on each page. Any cache-related issues should be cleared up.   





Let me know if you have additional questions. We're always around here to help. Stay safe!

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