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I can not view 1099 form

how to view filed 1099?
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QuickBooks Team

I can not view 1099 form

Hello there, @marshall9. Welcome to QuickBooks Community! I'll make sure that you'll be able to view your filed 1099 forms in QuickBooks Online.


You can access archived or previously filed 1099 forms that are from January 1 through April 30 at any time by logging into your 1099 E-File Service account.


Here’s how:

  1. Log in 1099 E-File Service account.
  2. Enter your Intuit login credentials.
  3. Click Sign In.
  4. Select View past forms page.
  5. You can also print the form.

For more information, see the Can I access archived or previously filed forms? section in this article here prepare and file federal 1099s using QBO. It also includes details to check your filing status. 


Stay in touch if you have any other questions or concerns about payroll forms in QBO. I’ll be right here to answer them for you. Enjoy the rest of the day. 

Level 4

I can not view 1099 form

I efiled 1099s and when I go to View 1099s from within QBO, nothing happens. No pdf opens or is downloaded. My screen says the form was efiled and accepted. Why should I need to create a 1099-efile Service Account? I should be able to access these from within QBO!

QuickBooks Team

I can not view 1099 form

Hi there, Yogi. 


You can need to create the 1099 E-File Service account once you need to file your 1099s with the IRS electronically. If you've filed the form manually, then there's no need for you to create the account. I can see that the status of your form was e-filed and accepted, meaning you must have electronically filed the form. 


Aside from the steps provided above, you can view the form through QuickBooks.


  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account.
  2. Go to Payroll Tax, then 1099 filings.
  3. Select View 1099 to view a PDF copy.
  4. Follow the on-screen pop-ups to print the form if you wish to.


If no PDF opens or form downloaded, I'd suggest replicating the steps through a private window as the browser's cache may affect this behavior.


You can use either of these keyboard shortcuts to save you time:


  • Google Chrome: Ctrl Shift N
  • Safari 11 or newer: ⌘ Shift N
  • Mozilla Firefox: Ctrl Shift P
  • Microsoft Edge: Ctrl Shift P


If it works fine, go back to your original browser and clear its cache to start fresh. You can also use another supported and up-to-date browser to narrow down the result.


You can learn more about 1099s from this article: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.


Post again if you have any other questions while viewing your 1099s. I'm always here to help. Have a good one!

Level 4

I can not view 1099 form

Nowhere in the 1099 module was I prompted to establish an e-file account with Intuit. There was a choice to "efile and pay contractors for a monthly fee" and a choice to "efile". I chose "efile". The form shows accepted, and the recipient of the 1099 contacted me to say that he received email link to his 1099. I cannot view the 1099 regardless of browser, incognito window, or cleared cache. I had someone access the account from a different computer and he could not view the 1099 either.

You tell me I can open the 1099 from Payroll Taxes; however, since there is no payroll, I have no tab for payroll taxes.

This module is too restrictive and not functioning properly. I cannot fathom being prevented from seeing a form that was filed with the taxing agency. Nearly an hour on the chat line got me nowhere either.


I can not view 1099 form

There are two ways on how to access and view the 109ss that you e-filed, Yogi.


One is inside QuickBooks Online and the second is through the 1099 E-File Service account. This is the reason why it was previously suggested to go to other website to download or access the form. 


Also, go to the Taxes menu inside QBO. Then, select 1099 filings. It's where you can see all the 1099s that you submitted through QuickBooks.



I can see that you've previously reached out our chat support teams about this issue. However, I would still recommend reaching out to our Payroll Support team once again if you can't still see the tax forms. They can investigate this further and review the case documentations from your previous interaction with a support agent. 


Go to this article to get their contact Contact Payroll Support


Feel free to check out these articles in case you need more information and references about the form that you submitted:



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