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Can anyone tell me how to get the 1099 NEC to align properly?   The first 1099 on the page is fine but the second one is completely off.  Has anyone figured out how to do this yet? I'm using QB Desktop Premier 2020


I'm here to help keep the process of aligning your 1099-NEC easy and simple, Nancy00802.


Open the 1099 Wizard and follow the prompt until you reach the Choose a filing method window. Follow the steps below to align and print the forms:


  1. Click the Print 1099s button.
  2. Select the range (of date) the 1099s were paid from and tap OK.
  3. Pick the form 1099(s) you wish to print and choose the Preview 1099 button.
  4. If the alignment is still off, go to the File menu at the top-left corner and select Printer Setup.
  5. Choose the 1099-NEC or 1099s from the list in Form Name.
  6. Tap the Align button and adjust alignment as needed.
  7. Hit OK twice to save the changes.


You can take a look at this article to serve as your printing reference: How do I print my 1099 forms?


Additionally, you can also check out the Make fine alignment adjustments section of this link for details on printer setup: Align, checks, invoices, and other forms for continuous-feed (dot matrix) printers.


Visit us again if you still need help with printing your 1099-NEC form or anything else in QuickBooks. Tag me in the comments and I'll be more than happy to help you anytime. Have a good day!

Level 1

Thank you - I have done all those steps and still have the problem.  The first 1099 on the page aligns perfectly, the second 1099 does not - there doesn't seem to be a way to align just the second form.  Any ideas?

QuickBooks Team

Hello, Nancy00802. 


I appreciate following the steps above provided by my colleagues. I have other steps to help identify the cause of this alignment issue when printing your 1099 form in QuickBooks Desktop.  


Let's go ahead with your printer setting and double-check if it's properly setup. 


Here's how: 


  1. Go to the File menu at the top.
  2. Select Printer Setup.
  3. Press the Form Name drop-down arrow and scroll up.
  4. Tap Align button and make the adjustment.
  5. Click OK twice to save the changes. 

You can check out this article for details about printing 1099: How do I print my 1099 forms? 


Let me know if you need anything else by commenting below. I'll be around to help you. Take care!

Level 1

Thank you for your help.  It turns out the "Quickbooks" compatible forms I purchased from a seller on Amazon were not compatible.  I purchased additional forms from the office supply store and they work fine!

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