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JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

When I try to print a 1099, I get a message, Before you prepare and print 1099  you need to backup your data. I backed up the date online nd keep getting the message so I cannot proceed to print my 1099s. Can someone help me?

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Best answer January 26, 2021

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Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.

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BigRedConsulting
Community Champion

Printing 1099

For some ungodly reason you suddenly have to back up your file before creating 1099.  Somehow, QB worked fine for 25 years without this requirement, and it continues to work fine when printing any of the ~300 supported payroll forms if you use payroll. Go figure.

 

And, based on posts here from reps pretending this is normal, you have to create a local backup to continue.

Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.

JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

Thanks for the advice. We really appreciate it. The local backup worked. Then we needed to update some accounts maps. Got the 1099s printed.

JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

Thanks for the advice. We really appreciate it. The local backup worked. Then we needed to update some accounts maps. Got the 1099s printed.


@Rubielyn_J wrote:

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.


 

juliemntx
Level 1

Printing 1099

Thanks for posting this! My frustration would have been totally avoided if the alert to backup the data said it had to be a local backup! You saved me!

Angelyn_T
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

Hi Julie.

 

It's my pleasure to hear that you're now able to create a local backup of your file

 

Please know that our doors are always open here on the Community page, and you're welcome to post again if you have any other QuickBooks questions. Moreover, you can also open the topics from our help articles more for resources while working with QuickBooks in the future.

 

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Happy weekend and cheers for more success!😊

DAnn2977
Level 1

Printing 1099

still don't work

AlexV
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

Hello, DAnn2977!

 

Welcome to this discussion. Please allow me to assist you in completing the 1099 form.

 

You'll want to rebuild your company file if the same situation remains after doing a local backup. This is to make sure that your file isn't damaged in any way. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the File menu, select Utilities, then Verify Data.
  2. Wait for it to finish scanning your file.
  3. Go back to the File Utilities and select Rebuild Data.
  4. Click OK when you get the message "Rebuild has completed".

 

Here's the article for your reference: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Let's also make sure your QuickBooks Desktop is up to date. Because it installs new patches and fixes, it can help in resolving odd behavior.

 

Lastly, I added this article if you encountered printing errors: Resolve printing issues.

 

Leave a note below if you need additional information on 1099. I'll be here!

officeADS
Level 1

Printing 1099

I have backed local and online, verified date (no problems found), rebooted system.  Keep getting message "You've canceled the backup.  Before you prepare and file 1099 forms, you need to back up your company file." 

 

 

ChristieAnn
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

Hi there, officeADS.

 

Thank you for visiting the QuickBooks Community. I also appreciate you for performing some troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. With this, I'll be sharing further details to ensure you'll be able to file 1099 without any errors.

 

We always recommend backuping company files to save everything currently in your company file. This includes your accounting data, templates, letters, logos, images, and related files. Since you already performed this one and the issue persists, you'll have to make sure that you run your QuickBooks Desktop in administrator mode. To do this, you can right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select Run as Administrator.

 

Then, I suggest updating your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release so you always have the latest features and fixes. You can click this article to see the detailed steps on how to perform the process: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.

 

If the issue continues to occur, I recommend running the repair tool for QuickBooks Desktop. This fixes common errors right away and helps you use it so you can get back to your business. 

 

Once everything is good, you can now continue to prepare and file the 1099 form so your tax data stays accurate and updated. After that, you'll choose to file them online or print and mail them to the IRS. Likewise, you'll also choose if you want to email copies to your contractors or mail them printed 1099 copies.

 

You may refer to this article to view other related information about 1099 so you'll be updated with the new details about this form: Get answers to your 1099 questions.

 

Kindly comment below if you have any other concerns about the program or any related concerns in 1099. I want to make sure you're taken care of, and I'm here to help you anytime. Have a good one!

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