Is there a way to print two recipients per page on a 1099-MISC, the instructions are pre-printed on the back?

The short answer: No. Users can only print one recipient per page. However, instead of the Recipient Instructions printing at the bottom, users can print a 2-up Copy B and a duplicate Copy B for the single recipient per page.


Why You Will Never Need Two 1099 Recipients on the Same Form

Contracted work can be confusing. If a business pays two people to complete a job, it seems logical that the single job be reported on one 1099 with both names. However, this is not what happens. Here are the potentials solutions for handling this situation.

  • The contracted entity receives a single 1099-MISC. In most cases, the contractors hired will be working under a single business entity, like a construction company. If this is the case, the 1099-MISC you complete will bear the name of that company. The form will then be used by the company to prepare their own taxes.
  • Each worker receives their own 1099-MISC. If the contractors are not working under a common entity, like a small business, they should each receive a 1099-MISC that reflects their portion of the wages.

Collecting W-9 forms before beginning a project is the easiest way to figure out which option you need to follow. Plus, this will provide you with the information required to complete 1099-MISC forms, like tax identifier numbers and personal addresses.


How Can a Software Solution Help?



If you’re contracting work for various projects, you’ll need to keep your 1099 forms in order. Investing in a software tool, like our W-2/1099 Forms Filer, is an easy way to store and organize essential data. When you go to prepare a 1099, you can easily access information collected from a W-9, then print and distribute as necessary. A great option for businesses of all sizes and industries, this software is also available in the form of a free demo. Give it a test run to see how it feels.

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