How to Print IRS Form 1099 From Excel
By Najla A.Y. Slowe
Updated September 15, 2017
When most people refer to the 1099 form, they are speaking of the 1099-Misc form that is given to non-employees or subcontractors by employers. The form documents how much money non-employees have been paid for their services and is used for federal income tax purposes. This form cannot be printed in Microsoft Excel. It is a document that must be filled out from the Internal Revenue Service. It is important to complete a scannable form from the IRS or they will assess a fine.
Go to http://www.IRS.gov/taxpros/agents/article/0,,id=109302,00.html. This page features many publications and forms that can be viewed. Click on the Form 1099 misc hyperlink to be directed to the page, http://www.IRS.gov/pub/IRS-pdf/f1099msc.pdf.
This form can be printed for review but cannot be used. The IRS charges a $50 fine for forms that are mailed to them that are not scannable. To prevent this charge, order the form you need from their website, http://www.IRS.gov/businesses/page/0,,id=23108,00.html.
To order the scannable form, call (800) Tax-Form (1-800-829-3676) or order the form directly from their website.
The form can be filled out by the employer following the instructions as detailed at http://www.IRS.gov/instructions/i1099msc/index.html. A tax professional can be consulted for assistance.
Najla A.Y. Slowe is a recent M.B.A. graduate from Strayer University. She started writing in undergraduate school at the Fashion Institute of Technology as a staff writer for W27. She has over 10 years of marketing-related experience.