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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?

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QuickBooks Team


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:

  1. Close QuickBooks.
  2. Click this link: QuickBooks Tool Hub. Save the file somewhere you can easily find it.
  3. Open the file you downloaded (QuickBooksToolHub.exe).
  4. Follow the on-screen steps to install and agree to the terms and conditions.
  5. When the install finishes, open the tool hub.


Once done, let's run the QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool. I'll guide you how.


  1. In the QuickBooks Tool Hub, select Program Problems.
  2. Select QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool. It will take about a minute to run.
  3. Attempt to print the form from QuickBooks Desktop again.


If the issue persists,  reboot your computer and then try again. 


 For more information about the printing process, I recommend going through this article: How do I print my 1099 forms?.


Additionally, you can visit this article to know more about the new 1099-NEC form as well as a link on how to file them in QuickBooks: Understanding Payment Categories for the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.


If you have additional questions about printing 1099-NEC, please let me know. This way, I'll be able to assist you.

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The Quickbooks Tool Hub is not available for Mac Computers. I still can not align 1099-NEC forms.


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The QuickBooks Tool Hub is not accessible for Mac computers. I am still unable to align the 1099-NEC forms to print.

QuickBooks Team


Let's print your 1099-NEC forms, @CynthiaLee.


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:


Verify data:

  1. Go to File, then Utilities and choose Verify Data.

If it will detect an error, proceed and Rebuild your data:

  1. Go back to File menu and then Utilities and select Rebuild Data.
  2. Choose OK if you’ll receive a message to back-up your company file.
  3. After creating the back-up file, the Rebuild Data utility will run automatically.
  4. Click OK when you get the message Rebuild has completed.

For detailed guidance, see this article: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.


You can also visiting your Preferences to see how printing 1099 forms is set up. Here's how:

  1. In the QuickBooks menu, go to Preferences.
  2. Select Customization section.
  3. Choose 1099s.
  4. 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!

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