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QB Mac Desktop won't run 1099 report

I have 2019 QB Mac Desktop and want to run a vendor reports 1099 Detail and 1099 Summary. It basically lets me hover over the report name but will not generate a report.



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QB Mac Desktop won't run 1099 report

Welcome and thanks for reaching out to the Community, @rebco411.


May I know if you get any error messages when pulling up the 1099 Detail and Summary reports? Any additional information will help me provide the best resolution for your concern.


To isolate this, let's run the QuickBooks built-in diagnostic and repair tools called rebuild and verify data utilities. These tools will repair and notify you of any possible data damage within the file.


Here's how:


  1. Go to File, then select Utilities and Rebuild Data.
  2. Choose OK. Follow the prompts to save a backup.
  3. Click OK once completed.
  4. Now, go back to File, then Utilities, and select Verify Data this time.


If QB detected no problem with your data, hit OK and pull up the report again to double-check. However, if it finds an issue, you will be prompted to Rebuild Now or View Errors. Choose Close, then perform the steps below. Here's how:


  1. Locate and check the QBWin.log or QuickBooks.log files.
  2. Scroll to the bottom for the most recent Verify information.
  3. Find the line that contains the LVL_ERROR, then check Top data damage errors in QuickBooks Desktop.


For additional information about the process, consider checking out this article: Resolve data damage on your company file.


Please let me know if you have any other concerns or issues, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I'm more than willing to assist. Have a wonderful weekend!

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QB Mac Desktop won't run 1099 report

Hi Fritz, thank you.


I ran the error report and rebuild and everything is fine on that end.


To be more specific-- I can literally click on any report and generate a report, even if it shows a 0 balance and no transactions. When I click on '1099 Summary' of '1099 Detail' reports, it will not generate a report --at all. Almost like the function doesn't exist here.


QB Mac Desktop won't run 1099 report

We'll need to set up your 1099 accounts and vendors, rebco411.


Once done, we'll be able to print the 1099-MISC form.

  1. From the QuickBooks menu, select Preferences.
  2. In the Customization section, select 1099s.
  3. Put a check mark on the 1099-MISC forms are filed box.
  4. Select the accounts to associate with each 1099 Category that applies to your business for reporting and taxation purposes:
    • To associate one account: From the Account column,  and select an account from the drop-down list.
    • To associate more than one account: From the drop-down list, choose Selected Accounts then click the desired accounts in the Select Accounts window. Click OK when all appropriate accounts have been selected.
    • Your business may not need to report on all 1099 categories. Many businesses report amounts only for Box 7: Nonemployee Compensation. For more information on reporting requirements, please consult an accounting professional or the IRS.

Let's make sure the vendors are marked as eligible for 1099: 

  1. From the Lists menu, choose Vendors.
  2. In the Vendor List window, select a vendor then click Edit (available under the Action menu at the bottom of the Vendor List in QuickBooks 2005) to open the Edit Vendor window.
  3. Go to the Additional Info tab.
  4. Click the Vendor eligible for 1099 checkbox and in the Tax ID field, enter the vendor's tax identification number.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each 1099-eligible vendor.

Before producing 1099-MISC forms for 1099-eligible vendors, make sure all taxpayer identification numbers and addresses are correct.


To run the report:

  1. From the Reports menu, select Vendors & Payables.
  2. Select 1099 Summary. (For older versions of QuickBooks, choose Reports > A/P Reports >1099 Report.)

To print the forms:

  1. From the File menu, choose Print Forms and then select 1099s/1096.
  2. Follow the 1099 Wizard.
    1. Click the Get Started button.
    2. Select your 1099 vendors and click Next. NOTE: You can double click the vendors here to edit their information.
    3. Map your accounts and edit thresholds if needed then click Next.
    4. You can choose to view reports to show your included 1099 payments or excluded payments. When done, click Next.
    5. Confirm your 1099 entries after adjustments, If correct, click Next.
    6. Click the Print 1099s button and follow the steps below to print.
      1. For QuickBooks Mac 2020, you also have an option to e-file.
    7. Print a test form before printing final forms.
      1. Select at least one vendor.
      2. Click the Show Details button if you do not see information to the right of the preview.
      3. Select Alignment.
      4. Move the black box to change the alignment of the text on the label. Check the preview in the upper left corner of the window to see the text's new location. You can also nudge the text by entering values for X or Y (or use the Up and Down arrow keys to change the numbers).
    8. Select all vendors you wish to print 1099s for and click the Print 1099 button.
    9. Confirm your printer settings then click Print.

To see some troubleshooting steps when getting an error while printing, click on this link for a reference.


We are here to help if you have any questions about 1099 forms. 


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