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Trying to find out if I can fill out a 1099 and 1096 forms

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trying to find out if I can fill out a 1099 and 1096 forms with black ink. I ordered the forms from Staples, but they seem to be for a printer, are there different kind I need to get, if so where would I get them from?
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Customer: I have a couple of contractors that I need to give a 1099 form to. I don´t have an access to a printer, so I ordered the forms from Staples office supply store thinking I could just fill them out with black ink by hand. Is that correct or do I need to get a special forms to fill out by hand?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** will be happy to assist you.

While the IRS prefers printed or typed 1099 and 1096 forms, you most certainly can handwrite the information on the forms in black ink and submit them. Please make sure the information is correct and printed NEATLY on the forms.

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Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

Just following up with you to see if I can assist you further. If so, please let me know.

Best regards,