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1099 Legal fees reporting

We made payments to our law firm to reimburse them for the application fees associated with filing a US patent.  Should these payments be reported on the 1099 to the law firm along with the payments made for their actual legal services?

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1099 Legal fees reporting

Good day, KTCade.


QuickBooks Online only supports the box 7 of 1099-MISC form, which is for non-employee compensation. One of the payments that might show in box 7 are the fees paid to a nonemployee. It includes independent contractors and travel reimbursement paid for which the nonemployee did not account to the payer if the fee and reimbursement total at least $600.


I encourage you to visit these articles for more information about the box 7 of 1099-MISC

I also recommend consulting to your accountant to make sure that you can file an accurate 1099 at the end of the day.


Here's an article that will help you in preparing and filing 1099 forms in QuickBooks.


I'm just a few clicks away if need more help in managing your 1099s. Just tag my name in the comment section.

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