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.
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