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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

 
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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

I have great news to share with you, renee8!

 

QuickBooks is using the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (CF/SF) for the 1099-MISC form. Also, I'm happy you've mentioned you're filing to the State of California.

 

With this, I'm able to confirm you're able to utilize QuickBooks to file your form, since it's one of the states that support the program. Additionally, I recommend the following link as it's a hub of articles to assist with the preparation of the 1099-MISC form: What states support the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (1099)?

 

I'm confident these resources will have you on the right path and filing the form in no time. However, before you go, can I ask for the QuickBooks link for California that you saw earlier? I want to report it to our Knowledge Management Team, so we can update it and ensure it'll help you and others in the future.

 

Please don't hesitate to touch base with me here in the Community if there's anything else I can do for you Thanks for reaching out, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

I have great news to share with you, renee8!

 

QuickBooks is using the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (CF/SF) for the 1099-MISC form. Also, I'm happy you've mentioned you're filing to the State of California.

 

With this, I'm able to confirm you're able to utilize QuickBooks to file your form, since it's one of the states that support the program. Additionally, I recommend the following link as it's a hub of articles to assist with the preparation of the 1099-MISC form: What states support the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (1099)?

 

I'm confident these resources will have you on the right path and filing the form in no time. However, before you go, can I ask for the QuickBooks link for California that you saw earlier? I want to report it to our Knowledge Management Team, so we can update it and ensure it'll help you and others in the future.

 

Please don't hesitate to touch base with me here in the Community if there's anything else I can do for you Thanks for reaching out, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Thank you. 

 

I believe the link on the QB site took me to the FTB page regarding informational filings which didn't help me.  I know CA requires 1099s be filed; however, QB doesn't tell the filer that it using the Combined Filing System.  

 

QB's page provides that QB does not file with States and then lists the States that do not require 1099s be filed.  However, it does not state that QB is using the Combined Filing System which the filer needs to know in order to determine whether to separately submit the 1099s to the State.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

The bad link is when you go to file the 1099s. You go through the steps of filing and you can click on a link for more information that says "how does this work" and then you get a bunch of information and at the very bottom it provides information for State filing. See this link.

https://community.intuit.com/articles/1782678-e-file-through-the-1099-e-file-service-quickbooks-onli...

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hi AldrinS, does Intuit's Quick Employer Forms site (https://quickemployerforms.intuit.com) also use the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (CF/SF) for the 1099-MISC form? I know this is a QB forum, but there isn't a similar forum for Quick Employer Forms, and I figured that maybe both products are filing the same way. It'd be great if you could confirm. Thank you.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hello bandaid79,

 

You can visit our TurboTax forum and post your question through this link: https://ttlc.intuit.com/. They'll be able to help you with the Quick Employer Forms.

 

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about QuickBooks. Thanks.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

So I don't need to file my 1099s with the state of California separately?  Just triple checking since the following is clearly stated on the "E-file through the 1099 E-File Service" help page:

 

Do I need to file with my state? Where do I get more info?

You're not required to file Form 1099-MISC with your state if your business is in:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Florida (FL)
  • Iowa (IA)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • Nevada (NV)
  • New York (NY)
  • South Dakota (SD)
  • Tennessee (TN)
  • Texas (TX)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Wyoming (WY)

For all other states, check with your state agency for filing requirements. We do not file 1099s with the states for you.

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QuickBooks Team

Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Allow me to join the thread, @olianatasha.

 

Let me share information about filing the Form 1099 with the State of California.

 

As of now, we don't electronically file 1099 with the state of California. With this, I suggest calling your state's agency for the filing requirements.

 

For additional information, you may check this article: 1099 E-File Service: QuickBooks Online setup, troubleshooting, & FAQs.

 

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to add a comment below, I'll be around to help.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

OK, we are getting mixed messages here.  We are told that QB is utilizing the Combined Federal and State Filing Program, which means that QB does not actually file in CA and other states, but the IRS sends the 1099 info to those states when it receives it.  Then the last post says that QB does not file in CA and we need to check with our state and provides that link that gives absolutely no guidance.  So confusing...no QB does not file but they utilize the Combined Filing Program, so you don't have to file if your state is covered by that program.

 

Why can't QB just tell us at the beginning of the 1099 process that it is using the Combined Federal and State Filing Program and explain simply how that works, like I just did and list the states that are covered?

 

I have spent 2 hours tracking this down.  QB, please help your customers by adding this information in the 1099 service.  

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

I second this! Just wasted about an hour looking for this answer because I was confused for the exact same reason. Thanks for posting this question. 

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hello janbinsocal and lukegilbertconsulting.

 

Let me bring some clarity to your question.

 

As mentioned by my colleague @Angelyn_T, QuickBooks Online do not electronically file 1099 for the State of California. For filing instructions specific to your state, you'll need to check your state agency to guide you through the whole process.

 

If there’s anything else you need, don’t hesitate to add a comment below.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

OK, let me rephrase the question. Forget about filing with the state of CA. Does QB use the Combined Federal and State Filing Program when it files with IRS electronically?

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QuickBooks Team

Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Thank you for joining this thread, @User100.

 

Allow me to step in and add some more information about e-filing of 1099. There are selected states that we offer Combined Federal and State Filing Program:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Florida (FL)
  • Iowa (IA)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • Nevada (NV)
  • New York (NY)
  • South Dakota (SD)
  • Tennessee (TN)
  • Texas (TX)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Wyoming (WY)

If your state is not on the list, you can ask your state agency for the filing requirements and process.

 

Keep me posted if there's anything else you need or you have additional questions. I'm still here for you. Have a good one.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Is it just me or is it getting more and more confusing as the QB people post their "answers?" Your response saying "There are selected states that we offer Combined Federal and State Filing Program..." makes absolutely no sense because those are the states that don't have state income tax, thus don't need 1099's filed in the first place.

 

To all the posters above, it us my understanding that Intuit DOES use the Combined Federal State Filing Program. For some reason they keep saying that "they don't file with the states" which I guess is literally true, even though they are indirectly filing the state 1099's since they are using the combined program.  

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

You've got a good point, lukegilbertconsulting.

 

Thanks for joining the thread and sharing your insight with us. Allow me to step in for a moment and provide some additional clarification regarding this matter.

 

I agree with you, the list that my colleagues provided you are the states where you're not required to file Form 1099-MISC, due to the fact that they don't have a state income tax. To view the actual list of states that support the program, I highly recommend following this article and check out the What states support the CF/SF program section:

 

What states support the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (1099)?

 

I hope this clears everything up. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me again if you have further questions. I'd be happy to answer and provide the information you need. Have a great day!

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

That link is broken.

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hi there, bethb.

 

Try this link instead: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1763046-what-states-support-the-combined-federal-and-state-fil....

 

Let me know if you need anything else. 

 

 

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

So what is the final answer? Does QB use the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc?

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Thanks for getting in touch with us today, MLH,

 

I can add a few more details about the Combined Federal/State Filing Program.

 

At the moment, we do not file your 1099 forms with your states. You'll need to directly contact your state agency for your filing requirements and instructions. 

 

You can check Section 12 of the IRS Publication 1220 to know more about the Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF).

 

You might find these articles helpful:

 

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance. I'm always around to help. Have a good day!

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

OMG every time Quickbooks posts an answer, it is like robot corporatespeak gobbledegook with no clear answer to this question. It's really kind of terrifying.

 

All people are asking is, are we responsible for mailing out our own copies of 1099s to the State of California, or is this an unnecessary step based upon existing communication?

 

I think the consensus here (from other users) is that when a CA business uses Intuit QBO E-File for filings 1099s with the IRS,  the IRS then forwards the information to the State of CA / FTB.

 

But no one from QBO Intuit has actually confirmed that. They keep posting broken links and replying in a circular fashion with incomplete information that was already replied to earlier.

 

So, what is everyone else doing? Are you printing and mailing your state copies of 1099s? Why can't there be a straight answer??

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

"Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program "

Is there a way to file and to NOT use the Combined Federal State Filing Program?

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hi there. @misscecilySF.

 

It's my priority to get this straightened out right away and make sure you're able to get the answer needed.

 

Currently, the filing of Combined Federal and State Filing Program (1099) is only available with QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. For all Online Payroll subscriber, you will have to reach out to your state for the filing requirements.

 

That should get you on the right track, misscecilysf.

 

Let me know if you have other payroll questions. Just add a comment below. Have a good one!

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

I am just a QBO user, but it is my understanding that when you file 1099's using Intuit's e-filing, that you do not have to file with California separately because it is done for you at the federal level, which is known as the 'Combined Federal State Filing'. It is done automatically so no additional filing is needed to the state by the user filing (as long as they support 'Combined Filing' which California does).  This is how I filed last year.

 

I agree Intuit's explanation of this is NOT clear and is confusing because they do not want any advising liability. Thus we get the same deflection answers from them in this posting.  If you are still unsure, ask an accountant, most use QBO and will know :)

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

So, the link provided - What states support the Combined Federal and State Filing Program (1099) - lists which states support the Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF); however, the same page lists payroll service subscriptions which DO NOT support the Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF).

 

I'm an employer in MA & have QBO - a QBplus subscription, with QBO Self-Service Payroll.  I did the 1099 E-file service (for a fee).  In MA, I need to file 1099's with the state.  MA supports the Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF), but according to the link, QBO does not support Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF)?  And, the Intuit 1099 E-file service does not support it.  So, do I need to file my 1099-Misc with MA or not?

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Is QB using the IRS' Combined Federal State Filing Program for 1099-misc so that IRS automatically forwards them to State of California? QB link for CA no helpful.

Hello there, mciccolo,

 

You're right, QuickBooks Online doesn't support the combined state and federal e-filing. You'll want to check with your state directly if you still need to file 1099-MISC.

 

You can visit Massachusetts Department of Revenue here.

 

Let me know if you need anything else. I'll be right here to help you.

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