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info1490
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I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

 
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AileneA
QuickBooks Team

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

Hello, info1490. 

 

Did you get any specific error messages when generating 1099? Though We need to make sure you didn't miss to mark-check all the information needed in 1099, However, if it's properly setup. Let’s perform some basic troubleshooting steps to make sure the issue isn’t browser-related. It’s possible that local internet cache files are the reason for this unexpected behavior.  

 

 

Let’s start logging in to QuickBooks using a private window. Here’s how:

 

  • Command + Shift + N (Safari)
  • Ctrl+ Shift + N (Google Chrome)
  • Ctrl + Shift + P (Mozilla Firefox) 

 

Once done, try filing your 1099 form again. If it works, you need to clear your browser’s cache. Here’s an article to help you with the process: How do I clear my browser cache and temporary Internet files? 

 

If you need assistance setting-up and e-filing your federal forms, these articles should help!  

 

 

 If you have additional questions on this or anything else within QuickBooks, know I'm here to help. Stay safe!

info1490
Level 1

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

Greetings and thank you for the swift response. Unfortunately, I tried the private window and it still doesn't work. I can run a General Ledger report for last year, and filter it by the account I used to pay my independent contractors and see 8 vendors who have more than $600. I've looked and all 8 definitely have the box checked to be tracked for 1099. I've double checked that the account I paid them under is the account which is counted for 1099 totals. I've tried putting that account in the 1099-NEC and the 1099-Misc. It will let me select it for the 1099-NEC, but it won't let me select or deselect that account. I can check a little green mark next to other accounts, but the account I need is just one large green bar that doesn't let me check or uncheck the box. What's up with that?

JenoP
QuickBooks Team

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

Thanks for getting back to this thread with additional details, info1490.

 

Can you also tell us what was the mode of payment when the transactions was recorded? Aside from the steps that are already shared, we have a few more steps to recommend that can help you determine why you're unable to see the vendors when preparing your 1099.

 

Let me share these articles as your guide:

 

 

Feel free to reach out to us again or reply below if you need more help. 

info1490
Level 1

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

I so appreciate the help. Hopefully we'll get there. There's a number of transactions. They're all bill payments or expenses but paid in various ways. Most are an ACH or Zelle payment, but there's a few PayPal, check, and cash. None show up. I'm not missing one vendor, I'm missing every vendor.

info1490
Level 1

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

Hi. I appreciate the help. Hopefully we'll get it sorted out. I'm even having trouble replying partly because of a bad internet connection but for some reason I keep submitting a reply and it keeps telling me that my authentication failed. So....

The payments are varied. They are all bill payments or expenditures and most are paid by ACH or Zelle, but some are paid by check and PayPal too. None show up for my 1099s.

JessT
QuickBooks Team

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

I appreciate the additional details, info1490.

 

You paid your vendors electronically. That's why their payments aren't reported.

 

Electronic payment to vendors, such as PayPal, credit card, debit card (Mastercard or Visa) that is used as a credit card, and other similar modes, are not reported in 1099-Misc and 1099-NEC. The payment companies will report them, so QuickBooks automatically excludes them for you. We've also explained this in Step 1 of this article: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

By the way, the check payments are reported in the 1099 form.

 

Feel free to reach back out of you have other questions in mind.

info1490
Level 1

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

I'm not sure this answers it but I appreciate the effort. Considering most of the payments are bank transfer/ACH or even check, I don't think that makes sense. A debit card payment is from your bank account, not a separate entity unless I'm missing something. An ACH transfer is from my bank, not a separate company. And a check certainly doesn't get processed by anyone but my bank account. As you said, the checks should be there - but they're not. I have one vendor who made more than $600 and I paid her only by check and no 1099 gets generated for her. In case I'm missing something, for those I paid by bank transfer or ACH, who/how would send a 1099 to people for me?

AlexV
QuickBooks Team

I can't get Quickbooks to generate 1099s. The box is checked in the vendor info. I've run reports verifying they have income for an account that's relevant - and nothing.

Hi there, info1490.

 

What JessT mentioned is correct. IRS doesn't allow electronic payments to be reported on 1099-Misc nor 1099-NEC. In addition, we need to make sure that the check date is in 2020.

 

It's also best to reach out to our Customer Support Team. They can review your account and see why your 1099 forms aren't showing the correct data.

  1. Click the (?) Help icon and enter Talk to a human (then type it again when prompted).
  2. When asked by the bot, enter "1099 filing."
  3. Select I still need a human, then proceed with Contact us or Get help from a human.
  4. Choose either Chat or Callback.

Here are some of the articles you'll want to check. These will explain more about the 1099s and how to file them:

Keep on posting here if you need anything else. Take care!

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