I want to change our chart of accounts and want to remove some accounts from being a sub-account.
When I uncheck the box for subaccount in editing an account I am told I have to take the 1099 preference of the account.
Going into the Edit/Preferences/Tax 1099 to remove the account from this 1099-reporting, I am not able to remove the accounts. I even tried to click Do not report 1099's but nothing works.
Pleased to see you here in the Community, @Double Hung.
I'm here to help remove a sub-account in your Chart of Accounts associated in the 1099 Preferences in QuickBooks.
To delete or remove the accounts association in the 1099 Preferences, here's how:
1. Click the Edit menu at the top.
2. Select Preferences on the drop-down
3. Choose Tax: 1099 on the left pane.
4. Go to Company Preferences tab.
5. Under “If you want to map your account to boxes on Form 1099-MISC” , choose Click here.
6. Look for the sub-account that you need to remove.
7. Click the drop-down and select Omit this payment from 1099.
8. Once done, select Save and Close.
You can also refer to this article for more information: QuickBooks 1099 Wizard.
After that, go back to your Chart of Accounts and you should be able to remove that sub-account.
That'll do it! If you're getting the same issue, please let me know by leaving a comment below. You can do that by clicking the Reply button. I'm always here whenever you need help.
Hey @Double Hung,
Have you used the 1099 account in the past to file forms? Are you trying to completely remove the account or no longer make it a subaccount?
In addition to unchecking the "subaccount" box, have you also changed the name so it doesn't repeat the name of the parent account?
FritzF - I have the exact same issue that @DoubleHung described (moving a sub-account) with one particular account. I was able to move a number of other accounts without problem. This particular account is not even listed in the 1099 Mapping list. Any advice on how to resolve this issue?
Hi there, @HenningvdW.
I'd be more than happy to assist you in moving a sub-account in your QuickBooks, but I have some questions about your concern first.
So that I can provide you with the best information, may I know if you're using QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop? Also, are you receiving a specific error or message when moving the sub-account? To add the details of your issue, you can add a comment below.
I look forward to your reply and further assisting you.
FritzF, the message received is "You cannot change the level of an account that is associated with a 1099 category. To change the level of this account, you must first delete its association in the 1099 Preferences." I checked the 1099 mapping list under the Preferences/Tax: 1099/Company Preferences (requires single-user mode) and by selecting "click here" following the words " Form 1099-MISC".
This opened a new window with a table "Accounts used for 1099". The account in question was not listed.
After some further research and more attempts to change the sub-account (without success) I came back to this window. Out of curiosity, I changed the selection in the pull-down from "Show 1099 accounts" to "Show all accounts" and - surprise - the account in question was listed. I changed the setting for the account to "Omit these payments from 1099" and was able to change the sub-account.
Problem solved, after three hours of attempts, research, and talking with our resident QuickBooks experts.
Hi again, @HenningvdW.
Thanks for your prompt response.
Congratulations! Glad to know that you've successfully move the sub-account.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us again here in the Community. I'd be glad to answer any additional questions that you may have. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week!
I am trying to do the same think in QBO and have posted the question. Now I have received an email saying a reply has been posted....but I don't know how to get to it.
Hi there, newyorktutor.
Thanks for joining the QuickBooks Community. I'd like to make sure you'll be able to view the response from the question you posted.
You can go directly to the Notification icon to view any response posted on the question you posted. The feed will also show you an alert from any questions posted or commented by you.
Here's a direct link to QuickBooks Community:
I've also attached a screenshot for more information about the Notification feed location:
I'll be on the lookout for your reply to further assist you with any question you have. Wishing your business continued success.