I recently upgraded to QuickBooks Desktop Mac 2021. Yesterday I also received the update for printing the 1099-NEC forms, however, the alignment tool is not working. I spent over 4 hours on the chat to try to resolve this with no success. Does anyone have a work around to print these forms?
I'm here to ensure you're able to print 1099-NEC, CynthiaLee.
The printing issue that you've encountered is an indication of a potential data integrity issue. Usually, this can be caused by internal (within QuickBooks) or external (file location) factors. Let's perform basic troubleshooting steps to resolve this.
To start, let's download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub. Here's how:
To resolve this, let’s run the Verify and rebuild tools to let this alignment tool works. The Verify Data will identify any data issues within your company file. Then, the Rebuild tool will self-resolve it. Check the steps below:
Go to File, then Utilities and choose Verify Data.
If it will detect an error, proceed and Rebuild your data:
Go back to File menu and then Utilities and select Rebuild Data.
Choose OK if you’ll receive a message to back-up your company file.
After creating the back-up file, the Rebuild Data utility will run automatically.
Click OK when you get the message Rebuild has completed.
You can also visiting your Preferences to see how printing 1099 forms is set up. Here's how:
In the QuickBooks menu, go to Preferences.
Select Customization section.
Click the box for 1099-MISC forms are filed.
You may refer to the following article for the detailed steps: How do I print my 1099/1096 forms?. Just go directly to How to print your 1099/1096 forms in QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. It also listed the steps to print a test form to check the alignment.
Keep me posted if there's anything that I can help.. I’m always here to help you print your 1099 forms and tax forms. Take care and have a wonderful day!