Stuck with a preprinted form that needs to be filled out but your handwriting may not be that clear? Yes, we still get those once in a while, like the red 1099 form. Strangely enough, these forms may be scanned, and if the letters are not that clear, the information may not transfer properly and it can be a pain. The IRS may send a letter saying that the name and social security or employer ID don’t match, for example, because the 1099 scanned changed a letter in the person’s name.
Using a typewriter is out of the question, so, what can you do? You could use Excel to be able to print on the form properly. Here is a quick tutorial with screenshots and pictures about how you can fill these forms using Excel —