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Create and file 1099s using Intuit Online Payroll or no payroll

Learn how to prepare and file your federal 1099s if you have Intuit Online Payroll or if you don't have QuickBooks Online or Desktop.

1099s are the tax forms you need to file with the IRS when you pay contractors in cash, check or direct deposit. Intuit has a convenient feature to help you prepare your 1099s. If you have QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online, see we can still help you create and file your 1099s with info directly from your company file.

Don’t have QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop? You can still create and e-file your 1099s through Intuit if you have Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced or Full Service, or even if you don't have any of these products.

Follow the steps below to create and file your 1099s for your payroll product. See What is a 1099 and do I need to file one? for more general info.

Step 1: See what and when you need to report

Do you need to file a 1099?

  • The IRS requires you to file a Form 1099-NEC for any non-employee that you: Paid $600 or more in cash, check, or direct deposit during the previous year. Note: The IRS doesn't allow electronic payments to be reported on Form 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC. You do not need to report payments you made electronically, such as by credit card, debit card, gift card, or PayPal payments. QuickBooks Online automatically excludes these for you. The payment companies will report those payments so you don't have to.
  • Withheld any federal income tax from under the backup withholding rules.

If you previously reported any information in Box 7 on the 1099-MISC, which is the total amount of non-employee compensation, this information is now reported on the 1099-NEC in Box 1. Don’t worry, we’ll help you complete both forms and get things where they need to go.

When are 1099s due?
1099s are due to the IRS and your contractors by February 1, 2021.

Need to file in your state?
The 1099 E-file service is only for federal 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC filings. For more information about what states require a 1099 filing or support combined filings see Does my state need Form 1099-MISC to be filed? Contact your state for more information and learn how to file.

Step 2: Create and e-file your 1099s

Choose your product below to file your 1099s.

Note: Not sure which payroll service you have? Here's how to find which payroll service you have.

Intuit Online Payroll supports the 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC. Use the built in features to prepare your 1099s from the info you already have in your accounts. Once completed, you can email or print and mail them to your contractors.

Note: we recommend you e-file before January 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM PT so they'll process on or before February 1, 2021. You can e-file 1099s through February 1, 2020 to be on time with the IRS.

  1. Go to Taxes & Forms, then select 1099. From January 1 to April 30 you can also use your To Do item to return to the 1099 service.
  2. Select Enter Information. Note: if you paid contractors in Intuit Online Payroll in the previous year, and they meet the threshold, they’ll have a checkmark for 1099 e-filing. Select Continue.
  3. 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC forms are listed. Select Edit to make updates including contractor information and values for the supported boxes or Add to add a new contractor or form. Select Continue. Important: there are changes to the 1099 forms and boxes in 2021 for tax year 2020, so choose your forms carefully. Most businesses will choose “Nonemployee compensation, Box 1 on the 1099-NEC, but check with your accountant if you think you might have made other types of payments.
  4. Select Print For Contractors or Print for your records for your contractors or for your records. Note: don’t forget to mail the forms, we don't mail 1099s to contractors for you.
  5. Place a checkmark next to contractors paid in prior years you also want to create a 1099 for. Select Continue.
  6. Enter a credit card for billing or make sure the current credit card information for Intuit Online Payroll is correct. Select Approve.
  7. If you're ready to e-file, select Submit final forms.

FAQ

How do I correct my 1099?
You'll need to work directly with the IRS to make a manual amendment to your 1099 forms. Use these IRS instructions to do so. Once corrected you'll need to provide the corrected return to the recipient or contractor yourself.

If you don’t have payroll or QuickBooks you can use your standalone 1099 e-file service to file both the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC with the IRS. Simply add your contractor and payment info to create and e-file 1099s. Once completed, you can email them or print and mail them to your contractors.

Note: We recommend you e-file before January 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM PT so they can be processed on or before February 1, 2021. You can e-file 1099s through February 1, 2020 to be on time with the IRS.

  1. From the 1099 E-File Service page, log in to your or sign up for your account.
  2. Select Enter information.
  3. Enter your company information, then select Continue.
  4. Enter your tax information, then select OK.
  5. Enter your contractor information and values for the supported boxes, then select OK. Important: There are changes to the 1099 forms and boxes in 2021 for tax year 2020, so choose your forms carefully. Most businesses will choose “Nonemployee compensation, Box 1 on the 1099-NEC, but check with your accountant if you think you might have made other types of payments.
  6. Review your 1099 forms. Select Add to continue adding more contractors, Edit to make any changes, or select Continue to proceed to the next step.
  7. On the Pay for Service window, enter your credit card information, and select Approve to pay for the service.
  8. Select the Print For Contractors or Print for your records buttons to view and print 1099 forms. Note: don’t forget to mail the forms to your contractors, we do not mail 1099s to contractors for you.
  9. Place a checkmark next to contractors paid in prior years you also wish to create a 1099 for. Select Continue.
  10. If you are ready to e-file, select Submit final forms.

FAQ
How do I correct my 1099?
You’ll need to work directly with the IRS to make a manual amendment to your 1099 forms. Use these IRS instructions to do so. Once corrected you’ll need to provide the corrected return to the recipient or contractor yourself.

Can I add an extra company?
Yes. You can create a new sign in account using a different email address or use the same sign in account, and add a second company to your account by selecting Create new company.

Intuit Full Service Payroll supports Box one on the 1099-NEC. If you've been tracking your contractor payments in your payroll file, we'll prepare and file your contractor's 1099 with the IRS and mail the Form 1099-NEC to the contractor's address in their Intuit Full Service Payroll profile. They'll be postmarked by February 1, 2021.

If you'd like a copy of the form, check your Tax Records tab.

  1. Go to your Intuit Online Payroll Full Service company and select the Tax Records tab.
  2. Select the ▼ arrow next to the year of the form you wish to print.
  3. Select the form to print.

How do I see my contractor details and payments?

Contractor Details report: shows all information about current contractors.

  1. Select the Reports tab then Contractor Details.
  2. Select a specific contractor or select all contractors.
  3. Select Run Report.

Contractor Payment Details report: shows payments made to selected or all contractors.

  1. Select the Reports tab, then select Contractor Payment Details.
  2. From the Date Range drop-down, select a time period.
  3. Select a specific contractor or select all contractors to see everyone paid within a specific pay period.
  4. Select Run Report.

How do I change the amount I paid?
If you've paid this contractor outside Intuit Full Service Payroll during the calendar year be sure to update the contractor.

  1. Select the Employees tab and choose the contractors name.
  2. Select Edit.
  3. Select the checkbox next to I have paid this contractor outside the service this calendar year. Enter the total compensation paid and any prepaid expenses reimbursed then select Save.

How do I make a correction?
Contact us to make a correction.

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