Am I correct in understanding that payment to lawyers cannot be mapped to Box 14? I have been searching for that answer for 30 minutes for QBs online, finding no satisfactory answer. Perhaps one does not exist.
Thanks for checking this with us. I can add a bit more about reporting legal fees in 1099 MISC.
There are several ways to report your attorney payments; it can either be on 1099 Box 7 or Box 14. For you to know where to map your fees, consider checking the situations found in Payments to attorneys and Gross proceeds paid to attorneys section of the IRS Instructions for Form 1099-MISC (page 2).
If you're unsure where to report the amounts on the form, it would be best to consult an accounting professional or check this directly with the IRS. There they can provide accurate legal advice to help you which box to use.
That should point you on the right track, Busy Acct. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be glad to answer them for you. All the best!