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Prepare and file 1099s

Learn how to make forms 1099-MISC in QuickBooks Online and file them with the IRS.

QuickBooks Online has a great time-saving feature that prepares 1099s for you. You can e-file or mail them to the IRS when you’re done.

Not sure if you need to file 1099s? Check out our 1099s overview to find out.

Prepare your 1099s

  1. From the Expenses menu, select Vendors.
  2. Select Prepare 1099s.
  3. Select Let's get started or Continue your 1099s.
  4. Follow the steps to prepare 1099s.

File your 1099s

Choose the way that works best for you.

E-file using the 1099 E-file Service

  1. When you're done preparing your 1099s, select Go to 1099 E-File Service.
  2. Follow the steps to sign up, and we'll show you how to file the forms online.

Print and mail 1099s

  1. When you're done preparing your 1099s, select Print and mail.
  2. Follow the steps to print your forms.

Tip:  You need to send the IRS pre-printed paper forms. Buy forms 1099 and 1096.

Filing your 1099s can be tricky, but we're here to make it easier. Read 1099 FAQ for answers to common questions.

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