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AmyBert
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When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

 
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ChristieAnn
QuickBooks Team

When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

I appreciate you for coming back to add additional information, AmyBert. This way, I can guide you to successfully e-file your 1099s in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

As mentioned above there's no need for a special app to e-file with QuickBooks Online. Since you encounter an error when filing your 1099 forms, I'd recommend making sure that you're using an updated-supported browser. From there, I can assure you that you'll smoothly create and e-file the said. 

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Pull up a supported browser and log into your QBO account.
  2. Go to the Expenses menu.
  3. Select the Vendors tab.
  4. Click the Prepare 1099s button, then select Let’s get started or Continue your 1099s.
  5. Make sure your company name, address, and tax ID matches what's found on tax notices.
  6. Select the boxes that represent the type of payments made to all of your contractors this year, then select Next.
  7. Verify that all of your contractors show up and their info and email addresses are correct.
  8. Review the payment totals for each box you selected in step 4, then select E-File for me to e-file your 1099s.

 

After that, continue with the e-file process starting Step 4 in this article: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

Once done, you'll be notified via email regarding your filing status. You can also check your filing status by visiting your 1099 E-File account.

 

I'm also adding this article to further guide you on how to troubleshoot possible 1099 issues in QuickBooks: Troubleshoot common 1099 issues. It includes topics about incorrect amounts showing on your 1099s and vendor reports.

 

Please let me know how it goes. Leave a comment below if you have other concerns about e-fling 1099s in QuickBooks or inquiries. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

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sberti
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When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

Hello @AmyBert, welcome to the Community.

My name is Sherissa and I'm more than happy to assist you today!

 

There is no need for a special app to e-file with QuickBooks Online.

 

I have some amazing articles here for you and a Webinar video that you can watch to help you with e-filing your 1099s.

What is a 1099 and do I need to file one?

Year-end Checklist for QuickBooks Online

Create and File 1099s using QuickBooks Online

How do I print my 1099 forms?

Video: How to: Your Guide to 1099s for 2020 taxes | QuickBooks Online

 

If you have additional questions please let me know so I can assist you further!

AmyBert
Level 1

When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

Thank you -  I have gotten as far as the efile part.....but when I select "E-File Only", I get a message "you will need a new app to open this qbks2 link"

ChristieAnn
QuickBooks Team

When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

I appreciate you for coming back to add additional information, AmyBert. This way, I can guide you to successfully e-file your 1099s in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

As mentioned above there's no need for a special app to e-file with QuickBooks Online. Since you encounter an error when filing your 1099 forms, I'd recommend making sure that you're using an updated-supported browser. From there, I can assure you that you'll smoothly create and e-file the said. 

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Pull up a supported browser and log into your QBO account.
  2. Go to the Expenses menu.
  3. Select the Vendors tab.
  4. Click the Prepare 1099s button, then select Let’s get started or Continue your 1099s.
  5. Make sure your company name, address, and tax ID matches what's found on tax notices.
  6. Select the boxes that represent the type of payments made to all of your contractors this year, then select Next.
  7. Verify that all of your contractors show up and their info and email addresses are correct.
  8. Review the payment totals for each box you selected in step 4, then select E-File for me to e-file your 1099s.

 

After that, continue with the e-file process starting Step 4 in this article: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

Once done, you'll be notified via email regarding your filing status. You can also check your filing status by visiting your 1099 E-File account.

 

I'm also adding this article to further guide you on how to troubleshoot possible 1099 issues in QuickBooks: Troubleshoot common 1099 issues. It includes topics about incorrect amounts showing on your 1099s and vendor reports.

 

Please let me know how it goes. Leave a comment below if you have other concerns about e-fling 1099s in QuickBooks or inquiries. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

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CSchub302
Level 2

When using the eFile option for 1099s do I need a special app?

When I tried to complete the 1099 filing from my QBO desktop app, I got an error message that I needed a special app to complete the process.  However, once I went into QBO from a browser, it worked fine.  Hopefully this helps.  

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