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Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Hi lizsem,


Thank you for letting us know about the product you use. Sorry, it took me a while to get back to you.


In order to change the assigned box from Federal Tax Withheld to Non-Employee Compensation, you only need to select it from the drop list.

  1. Go to Vendors, then select 1099 Forms, then Print/E-file 1099 Forms.
  2. Select Get started for the 1099 NEC.
  3. Go to the Map Accounts section and replace the currently assigned NEC Box 4... to NEC Box 1... on the account in concert.

Based on how you described the scenario, you seem to know how and where to change the box assignment, but you just can't change it. Can you describe a little bit more what happens when you try to change the assigned box number? Can you provide a screenshot as well? Thanks in advance.

Level 3

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

That is not an option.  If it was, we wouldn't be asking.  That drop down is grey out.

Level 3

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

It doesn’t allow me to change.

In the “Apply payments to this 1099 box”, it says “Misc box 15 state tax withheld” and does not slime to select other options- no drop down box.


Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Hello there, @lizsem.


Thanks for getting back to us. Allow me to chime in and help ensure you can change the assigned box to Non-Employee Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


Since the drop-down option to change from Federal Tax Withheld to Non-Employee Compensation is greyed out, let's download the latest tax table. This is a good start when it comes to fixing 1099-related issues in QBDT. 


Here's how:


  1. In QBDT, go to the Employees menu at the top, then Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Select the Download Entire Update checkbox.
  3. Click Download Latest Update. An informational window appears when the download is complete.


After that, let's update your QuickBooks Desktop to its latest release to synchronize the changes. Here's how:


  1. Click Help at the top menu bar and choose Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Go to the Update Now tab.
  3. Select the Reset Update and click Get Updates to start the download.
  4. Once done. Hit OK and restart QuickBooks.
  5. When prompted, accept the option to install the new release.


Once done, go back to your 1099-NEC wizard and remap the accounts.


However, if the issue persists, you can verify and rebuild your data to better isolate the issue.


For more information about managing and processing 1099s in QBDT, consider checking out these articles:



For tips and other resources, I recommend visiting our website for reference: QBDT self-help articles.


Reach out to me in the comment section below if you have additional questions about 1099s or anything else. I'll be around to help. Take care.

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Thank you everyone for all your response. and help - I reached out to tech support and they were able to assist me -

It is resolved

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Do you remember how much you changed the vertical alignment?

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

I was able to print the 1099-NEC but for some reason or another box 1 does not show the amount and QB can not tell me why. Also how can I print the 1099-NEC for the people that did not make 5000 or more??


Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Hi there, @acarreon. I'm here to ensure, you'll be able to print your 1099-NEC in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


In form 1099-NEC, Box 1 will not be used for reporting under section 6050R, regarding cash payments for the purchase of fish for resale purposes. For more information about the boxes in 1099-NEC, please visit this article: Understand payment categories for the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.


Also, you are only required to file a Form 1099-NEC for anyone that you paid $600 or more in the prior year as well as those people you’ve withheld any federal income tax from under the backup withholding rules. Check it here for more details: Do I need to file a 1099-NEC?.


Once everything is set, here's how you can print 1099-NEC:

  1. Ensure first that your QuickBooks Desktop program is updated to the latest release. 
  2. Next, create your 1099s in QuickBooks.
  3. From the Choose a filing method window, click the Print 1099-NEC.
  4. Set the date range for the forms then choose OK.
  5. Select all vendors you wish to print 1099s for.
  6. Then, click the Print 1099 button.
  7. Confirm your printer settings then select Print.


See this link for your reference about the process: Print your 1099 forms.


Also, you can run 1099 reports in QBDT to easily track your 1099 information as well as those vendors or contractors that need this form. 


Don't hesitate to leave a reply below if you have any other 1099 concerns. I'm just a post away to help. Have a great day ahead.

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online



when I print my 1099 NEC the amount is not showing in box 1 for any of my employees. also how do I uncheck box 2. I have the QB plus online program. 


Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

Hi @acarreon,


Welcome to the Community. I'm here to help you figure out why the amount isn't showing in Box 1 of the 1099 NEC form.


The data that shows up on your form will depend on your mapping when preparing 1099s. I recommend reviewing the setup and making sure the appropriate boxes are selected.


Here's how:


  1. On the left navigation bar, hover your cursor to Expenses, then select Vendors.
  2. Click Prepare 1099s.
  3. Go to Accounts.
  4. Categorize payments to contractors.
  5. Review the boxes you want to include and exclude. 
  6. Hit Next.


You can visit these links to view updates about Form 1099-NEC, as well as how to resolve printing issues in the Online version:



I've also attached an article you can use as a guide on which payments are excluded from the 1099-NEC form and how to run the report in QuickBooks: Understand which payments are excluded from a 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC.


Feel free to hit that Reply button if you have more questions or concerns about printing forms in QuickBooks. Have a great day.

Level 2

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

I know this is a year old, but this issue persists and Intuit actually told me today that I cannot print 3 up on a page and suggested that I print 3 forms for each contractor with just one section completed!! 


Your steps worked in preview. Then I went in to print the actual 1099 NECs and it is only printing one per page. This is so frustrating and Intuit support is a joke.

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

I have the form aligned based on the test print. But when I print a whole page form 2 and 3 are not aligned.

Why can't QBO be updated to reflect the actual 3 forms per page and then print a test page for all 3?


I have spent several hours trying to get this to work. The alignment doesn't work.

Level 1

Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

This is nuts! I have spent hours trying to print 1099's. 

And logged into support and asked to talk to a human.  So far nothing!


Printing 3 part 1099 NEC in QB online

I understand the trouble you're having when printing 1099s in QuickBooks, stephanief1. And, I appreciate you contacting our Live Support Team to get this resolved.


Let me provide additional steps you can try to fix the issue. Sometimes the web browser can cause your printer not to print the 1099 forms correctly. We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. 




  1. Go to Chrome, click the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner, then Settings.
  2. Pick Privacy and security from the left menu, then Site settings.
  3. Click Additional content settings, then PDF documents.
  4. Toggle Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome.
  5. Try to print the 1099 forms again.


If it still doesn't align, on the print window, select the drop-down for More Settings. Verify if Fit to printable area or Fit to paper is not selected in the Scale dropdown.




  1. Go to Firefox, click menu ≡, then Options.
  2. Choose the General menu.
  3. In the Applications section, locate Portable Document Format (PDF).
  4. In the Action column, click the drop-down and select your PDF viewer.
  5. Try to print your 1099 forms again.

When downloading as a PDF, if Adobe is not the application that opens the document:


  1. Right-click the PDF.
  2. Choose Open with and select Adobe from the drop-down list.
  3. Try to print your 1099 forms again.


If you're still getting the same results, I'll let you contact our QuickBooks Live Team again so they can create a case under your company. Then, forward it to our Engineering Team to further check the issue.


You may also purchase your 1099 Kit by mid-January. You'll want to print and mail in time for IRS filing and contractor delivery deadlines. Intuit offers 1099 Forms (two per sheet) with size 8 1/2" x 11" that includes compatible double-window envelopes with size 5 5/8'' x 8 3/4".


Get back to me about how the contact goes by commenting below. I'll be right here and take action when needed. Thank you and take care always!

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