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Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

I ordered the new 3 up 1099 NEC forms from Quickbooks. When I print a 1099 form it skips lines in the address portion. Consequently the address does not completely show in the window so the form DOES NOT work with the envelopes QB sent. I cannot find how to align this section. HELP!

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1099 NEC forms for 2022

I'll give the steps where and how to align your 1099 NEC, Ray. This way, you can print and submit the form with the right lines.


Aligning the 1099 form is my focus here. So you can submit it without a moment's delay. 


Before getting started, make sure that your QuickBooks Desktop is up-to-date. Once updated, follow the instructions below to align your form:


  1.  Go to the File menu and select Printer Setup.
  2. Choose 1099s/1096 in the Form Name drop-down, 
  3. Tap the Align button and adjust. Print sample form until the address is corrected.
  4. Click OK twice to save the changes.


Also, you can run the QuickBooks Print & Print Repair Tool to fix issues in printing forms.


Once lined up, you can now print your form and submit it. For more information, see this link: Create and file 1099s with QuickBooks Desktop. Additionally, if you need 1099's complete instructions, visit this article: Instructions for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC (2020).


Check out these articles below to know the 1099 NEC filing due dates and other frequently asked questions: 



If there are any questions about viewing the 1099 NEC form, let me know by clicking the Reply button below. I'm always here to help. Don't work too hard, Ray. 

Level 1

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Align doesn't work. If your adjust the entire form upward, then you can't see the sender info. You can't make alignment adjustments that make it fit in the 2 windows. They need to remove the spacing in the way the recipient info pulls from QB to the form.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

That is not a solution. It doesn't remove the spaces from the address so it will fit in the windows correctly. It only moves the whole form up and down.

QuickBooks Team
QuickBooks Team

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Let's perform some steps to align the 1099 form when printing it on QuickBooks, rayc325, and cfaudel. 


I appreciate you for performing the solutions provided in the Community space. When printing forms in QuickBooks, renaming the QBPrint.qbp file can resolve this issue. Then, run the QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool to fix the damaged components on your PDF file. Here's how: 

  1. In the QuickBooks Tool Hub, select Program Problems.
  2. Choose QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool. Then, it will take about a minute to run.
  3. Attempt to print, email, or save as a PDF from QuickBooks Desktop again.


You can also follow the steps in the Troubleshoot PDF and Print problems with QuickBooks Desktop article to troubleshoot problems when printing forms in your software.


If the same thing happens, let's try opening another company file to check if you're having a problem with only one file and not the program itself. Let me show you how:

  1. In your QuickBooks, go to the File menu at the top left.
  2. Choose Close Company.
  3. In the No Company Open window, click the drop-down arrow in the Open a sample file icon.
  4. Choose a sample file and click on it.


Then, try printing the 1099 form again to see if the alignment issue is fixed. If the problem persists, there may be damaged data on the company file you've been working with. We can run the Rebuild Data tool is built-in to fix any company file data issues. Just follow the steps and detail in the Fix data damage on your QuickBooks Desktop company file article. We can also repair your QuickBooks Desktop to fix any damaged components in the software. 


Feel free to browse this link here if you need help with adding and managing your tax forms. It'll route you to our general payroll topics with articles.


I'd like to know how you get on after trying the steps, as I want to ensure this is resolved for you. Feel free to reply to this post and I'll get back to you. Take care always. 

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

well that did'nt work. Program still crashes when I try and print or preview a 1099!!!


1099 NEC forms for 2022

Thanks for the update, @ray. I have other troubleshooting steps to help fix the QuickBooks freeze.


I'll ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) will be operational upon completion of the various troubleshooting steps listed below.


These are the possible reasons why QBDT crashes:


  • The company name may be too long.
  • A damaged or missing QBWUSER.INI file.
  • A corrupt hard drive.
  • The program files or QuickBooks Desktop installation is damaged.
  • A damaged Windows operating system.


To fix this, I'd recommend running a quick fix from the QuickBooks Tool Hub. This process will shut down any open background processes QuickBooks uses. It'll run a swift repair on your program. 


Here's how: 

  1. Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub and select Program Problems.
  2. Choose Quick Fix my Program. 
  3. After the process, re-open your company file. 


If your QuickBooks keeps frozen, let's diagnose your company file to fix some issues. Follow the steps below: 


  1. In the Tool Hub, select Program Problems.
  2. Click QuickBooks Program Diagnostic Tool. The process can take up to 20minutes, more or less. 
  3. Restart your computer and relaunch QuickBooks to verify if it's performing well. 


If the problem continues, I'd suggest renaming the file. To do this, heed the instructions below: 


  1. Open the folder where the QBWUSER.ini file is saved. 
  2. Right-click the file and click Rename. 
  3. Add .old at the end of the file name (as in QBWUSER.ini.old).
  4. Rename the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and relaunch your QuickBooks. 


For the complete steps, see this link: Solutions for when QuickBooks has stopped working.


Once fixed, you can now print and review the 1099 form seamlessly. 


The following resources describe the workarounds for frozen QuickBooks:



I'm just a comment away if there's anything else you need. Take care always, Ray. 

Level 1

1099 NEC forms for 2022

I am still unable to print the 1099NEC for three up and not two up. Will there be a fix for this new format?

QuickBooks Team

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Thanks for following this thread, @CBirks. I appreciate your time waiting for the 1099 NEC three up to be available. 


Let's ensure all updates are installed so that you'll have the 3 part form available.


First off, enable the Reset Update option to get the most updated release for QuickBooks Desktop. It usually fixes issues related to any critical updates and all other possible errors within the product. 


Here's how:


  1. Click the Help tab at the top menu bar and select Update QuickBooks Desktop, then go to the Update Now tab.
  2. Put a checkmark on the box beside Reset Update.
  3. Hit Get Updates


Once you’ve updated, I suggest closing QuickBooks and restarting your computer. 


Just in case you're still unable to print the 1099 NEC three up, your next step is to uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks. 


I’d love to hear how it goes. Reach out to me again if you have other questions. I'm always here to help. 

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Is there a fix coming to address the problem of the address being double spaced on the 1099-NEC? It does not fit the window envelopes designed for this form? Please  Help. I DO NOT need alignment advice as this is not the problem.


The Vendor's address is double spaced when printing the 1099-NEC form. It comes out fine on a check but not the 1099-NEC. Thanks


1099 NEC forms for 2022

Thanks  for sharing your concern with us, rayc325.


In QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT), the spacing for Vendor address and all other information in 1099 is formatted to print in the pre-printed IRS1099 forms. Once this is printed on a blank page, it will appear to have double-spaced. However, this actually is the way the form is laid out.


I'm adding this IRS article for further details about 1099-NEC: Instructions for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC. It contains the complete set of instructions and the latest information about the form.


To learn more about what you need to do when filling and printing the 1099-NEC, I suggest checking out these articles: 

Get back to me if you need help with anything about QuickBooks. I'll be around to further assist. Enjoy the rest of the day

Level 1

1099 NEC forms for 2022


The 1099-NEC forms are printing like a 1099-MISC form (2 up instead of 3 up). I have taken the steps listed and the problem is still not corrected. I have updated and then reset the update and still nothing. Is there anything else that can be done at this point?

QuickBooks Team

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Hi APaszk01!


Thank you for joining this post. Let me assist you with the 1099-NEC.


I understand that you have already updated QuickBooks Desktop. Let's make sure you have the 1099-NEC update by double-checking the release version. Press the F2 key on your keyboard and check the following:

  • QuickBooks Desktop 2022 - R3_(71+)
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2021 - R8_(62+)
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2020 - R13_(39+)
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2019 - R16_(55+)


Take a look at this article: Print 3-part 1099s in QuickBooks Desktop. This will go through everything you'll need to know about generating a three-part 1099-NEC. If you need assistance printing the form, there is a link at the end of the page.


Leave a comment below if you have other concerns. Take care!

Level 1

1099 NEC forms for 2022

1099- NEC forms for 2021 are not for printing correctly. It is not an alignment problem the problem is that the pre-printed forms came three to a page and the printing handles it the same as W-2s, that is two per page. How to get it to print three per page??


1099 NEC forms for 2022

Let's make sure that you're able to print your 1099s correctly, Beth1939.


It's also important that before preparing the tax form, please take note of the following things to make sure it's printing 3 contractors per page:


  1. If you're on a multi-user mode, all additional users must be logged off. Then, let the Admin log in and update QuickBooks. Once done, close and restart the program. 
  2. If you’re on a hosted network or have a hosting service, reach out to them to confirm the latest updates have been installed.
  3. If you have an anti-virus/firewall installed, adjust your settings or reboot in safe mode to allow the updates. If the anti-virus/firewall software is causing the update not to download, then the update will download in safe mode and will install after closing and reopening the file.
  4. If you have a slow internet connection or have a lot of other things using the connection that can slow down the download of the update, don’t close your QuickBooks.  If QuickBooks is closed before the update fully downloads, then the download starts all over again the next time you open QuickBooks.


Just in case you're still getting the same issue, I would recommend reaching out to our phone or chat support teams. They can take a closer look at this to help you make sure that you're able to print a three-per page 1099 forms.


Check out this article on how to reach out to them: Contact QuickBooks Desktop Support.


Allow me to share a couple more articles to add more references when filing 1099s:



Please know that you can always count on us if you need anything else. The Community is always ready to offer our help anytime you need it.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Did you get an answer or find a way to fix this? I can see all of the recipient info ok, but because of the extra space in the Payer square between the name and address, my form wont print correctly. The Payer name is printing on top of the pre-printed words on the form. 


1099 NEC forms for 2022

Hi @SHP1,


Thank you for reaching out to us here in the Community. I'm here to help you with printing 1099 forms in QuickBooks.


I recommend you start by updating the software to the latest release. You can verify the version by pressing the F2 key while the program is open.


It should show the updated information to file forms correctly in the program. Below are the releases required to print 1099 NEC forms in QuickBooks Desktop for Windows:


  • QuickBooks 2022/Enterprise 22 - R3_71 (or later)
  • QuickBooks 2021/Enterprise 21 - R8_62 (or later)
  • QuickBooks 2020/Enterprise 20 - RR13_39 (or later)
  • QuickBooks 2019/Enterprise 19 - R16_55 (or later)


Below are the releases required to print 1099 NEC forms in QuickBooks Desktop for Mac:


  • QuickBooks Mac Plus 2022 R4 (or later)
  • QuickBooks Mac 2021 R8 (or later)
  • QuickBooks Mac 2020 - update coming soon
  • QuickBooks Mac 2019 - update coming soon


Also, the default PDF viewer of your computer affects the alignment and spaces of forms in QuickBooks. You'll need to change the default program to Adobe Acrobat Reader to ensure it prints correctly.


For Windows 10, here's how:


  1. Click the Windows Start menu.
  2. Press the settings icon.
  3. Select Apps.
  4. On the left pane, choose Default apps.
  5. Scroll down until you find .pdf and select its default program.
  6. In the list, select Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any PDF viewer you've installed). 
  7. Select Switch anyway.


For users using Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, please follow these steps:


  1. Select the Windows Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Choose Programs.
  4. Find the option Set default programs.
  5. Search Adobe Reader (or any PDF viewer you've installed).
  6. Select the program, then choose Set this program as default.


Once done, attempt to align the form 1099 again. You'll want to follow these steps:


  1. Go to the File menu and select Printer Setup.
  2. From the Form Name drop-down, choose 1099s/1096.
  3. Tap the Align button and make the adjustment. You can also print a sample by clicking Print Sample.
  4. Click OK twice to save the changes.


Last, make sure to purchase pre-printed forms directly from Intuit. This way, you'll be able to ensure it fits when printing the form in QuickBooks. Here's the link:


You can also check this article for more details about the due dates for Form 1099-NEC and Form 1099-MISC: Print your 1099 forms.


Keep me posted if you need anything else regarding fixing the printing alignment. Have a great day.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

I purchased my forms and envelopes directly from Intuit.

I have updated.

I have a compatible version.

Adobe has always been my default for PDFs.

Aligning does not remove double spacing.

I now have 2.5 days to get 1099s out.

I am paying over $400/mo for enterprise and can't even print simple forms that will show the address in the window. I would like a refund for my envelopes.Since it will cost more than the actual envelopes to have to create, print and stick labels on envelopes I already have. 

How do I request that?

If you tell us to "align" again, I think we may riot.

QuickBooks Team

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Hi there, @dhickin1. Thank you for sharing with us the troubleshooting steps that you've done.


At this level, I'd recommend speaking with our QuickBooks Desktop support team. Since this is about getting a refund, they have the tools to do the verification process and help you further.



Here's how to contact them:


  1. From the Help menu, select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. In the Have a Question box, scroll down to click the Contact us link.
  3. This will display the Contact Us page.
  4. Go to the Tell us more about your question section to enter the issue or topic in the field box.
  5. Select the Search button to display the Start a Message button.


They are available on weekdays from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. PT.


Please don't hesitate to go back to this thread if you have other queries. Take care.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Thank you. They were unable to help. Although they tried many things. The alignment option kept crashing the program.

QuickBooks Team

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Hello there, @dhickin1.I'll share some information that can help you when QuickBooks crashes, @dhickin1.


May I know if you're getting a specific error code or message when your company files crash? Any information you can supply will assist us in narrowing down our options.


There are a few possible reasons for the unexpected behavior or performance issues with QuickBooks Desktop.


Here are some:

  • QuickBooks is not updated.
  • The program does not meet the minimum system requirements.
  • Damaged or missing QBWUSER.INI file.
  • Corruption on your hard drive.
  • Damaged program files or QuickBooks Desktop installation.
  • Damaged Windows operating system.

To get around this, let's use the QuickBooks Diagnostic Tool to find and solve the problem automatically.


Here's how:


  • Download the  QuickBooks Install DiagnosticTool.
  • Save the file to your local desktop.
  • Close any open programs and run the QBInstall Tool.
  • Reboot the computer after running the tool to ensure the components are updated.


For errors in QuickBooks Desktop, check this article for tips:  Unrecoverable error in QuickBooks Desktop. You'll find several related links to articles on how you can resolve this issue on your end. 


Let me know if you have additional questions in resolving QuickBooks crashing issues. I'm always here to help.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022


I was having the same problem. If you are going in thru File>print forms>1099, it will keep happening. I finally went thru Vendors>1099 forms>Print/e-file 1099 forms and that worked. Try it if you haven't.


Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Thank you. I am actually using quickbooks online so my steps are different. I was able to use the "align" to push the wording down enough the line hardly goes through the bottom and top just barely prints on the pre-printed words. I just printed them that way. 

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

Everyone talking about this issue is talking about the "recipient copy" of the Form 1099-NEC which gets mailed to the recipient via US Mail. We are not talking about the copies that go to the IRS which may require the formatting you mentioned. The address of the recipient on the recipient's copy must comply with USPS requirements and has nothing to do with the IRS. If USPS scanners cannot properly read the city, state, zip code, name or address of the recipient, then the 1099 Forms will not be delivered. If the 1099 Forms are not delivered, the employer could face fines and penalties from the IRS. Such fines and penalties should then be passed on to Intuit, since Intuit is failing to listen to its customers complaints. You can fix the formatting of the recipient address on just the recipient copy through simple computer programming. If you are incapable of doing this, please give us a call and we will walk you though it.

Level 2

1099 NEC forms for 2022

1099 NEC preview/printing for 2022 - although all data is correct for this calendar year (2022) the preview/print of the 1099 NEC says "2021" above the amount paid the vendor. Spoke with Intuit Assisted Payroll for about 3.0 hours - not resolved

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