Where can I get a blank 1099-MISC form for free?
There are lots of places where you can get blank, red-ink 1099 forms. I get my tax forms from my local library. If they don’t have the forms on hand, just ask your librarian. They can easily attain more and quickly.
Your local post office might have the red-ink forms on hand as well but I have never had success with my local post office.
You can order the forms are free by calling the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM or 1-800-829-3676. The forms are free and shipping is free and you receive the forms within a few days. Don’t forget to order form 1096 which is the summary transmittal.
You can download the 1099-MISC form here
But its important to remember that the online forms are for informational purposes only. You can not use them to actually file a 1099 form. The red-ink forms are scanned by the IRS. Even if you could print the forms in a red-ink, the official forms use a special red-ink for scanning purposes. The red-ink that your printer uses is not the same kind of red-ink that the IRS uses to create the 1099 forms.