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they are free from the IRS, order them
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Online-Ordering-for-Information-Returns-and-Employer-Returns

you need one 1096, and one 1099-misc per payee, but I would order a couple of 1096’s and more 1099’s than you actually need just in case

but you can also buy them from any office supply store, intuit would be my last choice to buy from, they tend to be more pricey than others

Resolution for Issue 'I need 1099s for my subcontractors this year. Do i order from intuit or go to an office supply company?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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