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QB is only showing 3 contractors with a threshold of payments over $5000.00 for year 2021 1099 list, when there are over 50 contractors earning over $600 with their boxes checked to track their earnings. How can I switch the threshold amount from $5000.00 to $600.00 or does Qbooks have to do it from their end?

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Let's get your contractors to appear when preparing 1099 so you can get back to business, @pitirre.


It's possible that some of your contractors are not active or marked as eligible for 1099 that's why they're missing when preparing your 1099s. To verify, let's run and customize the Vendor Contact List report to see which vendors are set to track 1099s. Here's how:


  1. Click Reports from the left menu.
  2. Search for Vendor Contact List report.
  3. Select Customize, then go to the Rows/Columns section and choose Change columns.
  4. Click the Track 1099 checkbox.
  5. Select Run Report.


If you don't see some of your contractors on the report, you'll need to change their status. To do so, you can go to the contractors' profile and mark the Track payments for 1099 checkbox.


I'm adding this article for more guidance: Fix missing contractors or wrong amounts on 1099s.


You might want to learn more about 1099 forms. This article will provide you the detailed information: Get answers to your 1099 questions.


Please know you can continue to reach me here with any additional questions about 1099. Wishing you all the best, @pitirre.

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Thank you Mark, BUT I have already done this step and STILL only 3 names appear, all making over $5000.00 for year 2021. Everyone making under $5,000.00 and over $600 for the year are NOT appearing on the list for "contractors with 1099". When I move the mouse arrow over the amount of "direct sales", for that contractor, a little notice in black appears saying "Threshold $5,000.00". Shouldn't it say "$600" threshold?



Thanks for posting here again, @pitirre.


We want to make sure you're able to report the correct payments for your 1099 reporting.


The information pulled up on the 1099 form is based on how much was paid to a vendor and how you categorize the payments. You need to map the payments properly so it gets reported correctly.


See the following links for your reference with the thresholds and 1099 processing:



If you already did all the correct mapping and still can't report the payments, I suggest contacting us immediately. Our Support Team can create escalations regarding system issues within the program.


To connect with our Team, follow the steps below in your QuickBooks Online account:


  1. Go to the Help menu in QuickBooks, then choose the Search tab.
  2. At the bottom click on Contact us.
  3. Enter the keyword Payroll, Account Management and Billing in the What can we help you with? box.
  4. On the next screen, scroll down to How would you like to connect with us section.
  5. Choose your preferred contact option.


Post again if you have other 1099 concerns in QuickBooks. I'll be right here to help anytime. Have a wonderful day!

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