Modifying payroll tax form layouts

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We recommend that you order your payroll year-end tax forms from Forms CS. If you choose to purchase payroll tax forms from another vendor, you may need to adjust the position of variables so that they print properly on the paper form.

Note: This process is available for Forms 1095/1094, 1099, and W-2 only.

  1. Choose File > Layout Designer.
  2. Click the + to expand the folder that corresponds to the form you need to adjust.
  3. Expand the folder for the filing year, and then double-click the specific form that needs to be adjusted.
  4. Click the variable that is not printing in the proper location. Or, if the whole form needs to be adjusted on the page, press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all items.
  5. Press the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the item(s).
  6. Choose File > Save to save your changes.
  7. Close the Layout Designer and then re-print your forms from the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen.

For more information about ordering payroll tax forms, see Ordering forms W-2, 1099, and 1095-C.