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Subcontractor

If you have a W9 for a Subcontractor - do you need to list them as a Expense/Subcontractor - we do work with some companies that do work for us, but they all are INC and I have W-9's for them - so listing them as a vendor with their W9 makes sense - but is that ok?
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QuickBooks Team

Subcontractor

Yes, that’s okay to enter the subcontractor as a Vendor, Catz.

 

That’s how we enter subcontractors in QuickBooks. Add them how you usually add your Vendors. If in case the subcontractor is eligible for tracking 1099, make sure that you put a check mark in the Vendor eligible for 1099 checkbox. This is to indicate that they are 1099 subcontractors.

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We also have to make sure that we map the expense accounts you use to their transactions. This will help you report their 1099s. Please follow Step 4 of the article.

 

Let me know if you need anything else.

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Subcontractor

I actually know that - I wasn't clear - do I need to enter the services entered in an Expense Account (like called Contractor) - even if I have if I have a W9 Or is it ok to enter it as a "non-inventory part"- with the contractor having a W9 I don't know if that makes more sense
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Subcontractor

Thanks for getting back, Catz.

 

You have to enter it as an expense account instead of a service item.

 

Whatever expense account you'll use, I suggest reaching out to your accountant.

 

If you need anything else, just go back to this thread.

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