Manage 1099 contractors

Send, track, and file 1099 forms for your independent contractors. Be prepared when it’s time to file with the IRS and stay compliant.


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Track payments to 1099 contractors throughout the year

Use QuickBooks to track payments to 1099 contractors.

1099 vs W-2

Sometimes the line between an independent contractor and an employee is fuzzy. It’s important to know the difference in order to comply with IRS tax rules. Take an easy quiz to determine whether your worker needs a 1099 or W2.

Use QuickBooks to add vendor information and track payments made to contractors.

Log completed work

When you pay a contractor for labor, you’ll need to track it on a 1099 to stay compliant. QuickBooks Online Plus and QuickBooks Online Advanced tracks every payment you make to contractors and then creates ready-to-send 1099 forms at tax time.

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Separate vendor expenses

If you pay a contractor or vendor for equipment rentals or supplies, QuickBooks can track those as a separate expense. Keeping payments to contractors separate from expenses makes it easy to issue and file accurate 1099 forms for the tax year.

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Prepare tax forms

We’ll walk you through how to map your contractor payments to the correct boxes on the 1099 tax form. Then, it’s easy to email or print-and-mail a copy to your contractors.

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Conveniently e-file online

Automatically e-file through QuickBooks one-click file service starting at $14.99 for three forms. We are an approved IRS e-file provider, and we’ll transmit the form securely and electronically for you.

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Print and mail 1099 forms

Purchase official 1099 forms within QuickBooks and print them directly from your printer. If you choose to print and file 1099 forms by mail, remember that they are due to the IRS by February 29.

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Securely import transactions and organize your finances automatically.
Invoice and payments
Accept credit cards and bank transfers in the invoice with QuickBooks Payments, get status updates and reminders.**
Tax deductions
Share your books with your accountant or export important documents.**
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Mileage tracking
Automatically track miles, categorize trips, and get sharable reports.**
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Get paid online or in person, deposited instantly, if eligible. Forecast cash flow and more—all in one place.**
Sales and sales tax
Accept credit cards anywhere, connect to e-commerce tools, and calculate taxes automatically.**
Estimates
Customize estimates, accept mobile signatures, see estimate status, and convert estimates into invoices.**
Contractors
Assign vendor payments to 1099 categories, see payment history, prepare and file 1099s from QuickBooks.**
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Connect any available online sales channels and automatically sync with QuickBooks.
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