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Delectablesbyholly
Level 1

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

I have a 2013 desktop version of Quickbooks. Will I be able to print my 1099 NEC forms with this version? I only see the 1099-MISC option at this point. Is there a way for me to change this in Quickbooks some way? I only have 4 I need to print off. 

 

thank you!

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Best answer January 14, 2021

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ZackE
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

Thanks for following up with the Community, Delectablesbyholly.
 

To generate and print 1099-NEC forms, you'll need to be using one of our supported versions of QuickBooks. Additionally, it will have to be updated with its most recent release and running our latest payroll update.
 

Discontinued products, like QuickBooks Desktop 2013, won't have access to payroll services; thus, they won't be capable of obtaining the required updates.
 

Here's a current list of our supported versions:


If you're interested in upgrading, you can do so without an active subscription:

  1. In your top menu bar, go to Help, then Upgrade QuickBooks.
  2. Click Upgrade Now.
  3. Choose a version. In the event you're not prompted to input one, you'll need to enter your license information.
  4. Hit Upgrade Now.
  5. If you'd like to keep a copy of the current version, pick Keep old version on my computer.
  6. Select Let's go.


Now your supported version will download, install, and register. Afterwards, it will create an updated file for your company.
 

In the event you encounter any troubles with upgrading, you can contact our Customer Care Team for assistance. Be sure to review their support hours so you'll know when agents are available.
 

Steps for performing each necessary update can be found in Catherine_B's post. If you're using QuickBooks in a hosted environment, you'll have to wait for your host to install the latest updates after upgrading.
 

I've included a useful resource about working with 1099s that may come in handy moving forward: Create & file 1099-NEC forms
 

Please feel more than welcome to send a reply if there's any additional questions. Have a lovely day!

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MadelynC
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

Thanks for reaching out to the Community, @Delectablesbyholly.


At the moment, only supported versions of QuickBooks Desktop can generate and print the form 1099 NEC. However, we can reset the payroll update to check if it's available on your end.


Here’s how:

 

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Choose Get Payroll Updates..
  3. Select the Update button.
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On the other hand, if you’re unable to prepare the form, I recommend contacting our Payroll Support team. They can provide information on how you can print the form 1099 NEC.


You can also visit this IRS page here for more details about the revision and complete instructions of the form 1099- NEC. I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.


Drop a comment below if you have any other questions or concerns about the form. I'm always here to help. Have a good rest!

Tina7004
Level 1

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

I don't even have the option for "Get payroll updates" under employee menu.  My only options:

  • Employee Center
  • Payroll 
  • Guide to Hiring
  • HR Essentials and Insurance
Tina7004
Level 1

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

I do not even have the option in QB to select the update button.

All I have under Employee :

  • Employee Center
  • Payroll
  • Guide to Hiring
  • HR Essentials and Insurance

How can I issue 1099 NEC if the wizard only has 1099

Catherine_B
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

It looks like your payroll service key isn't activated yet, Tina7004.

 

You usually get your service key via e-mail after purchasing the payroll disk. If you didn't receive any, let's use the automatic service key retrieval tool.

  1. Just go to this link: Automated Service Key/Disk Delivery Key Tool.
  2. Log in using your Intuit Account credentials.
  3. Locate the Payroll under Products and Services.

Once you have it, here's how to enter it into the system:

 

  1. Open your company file.
  2. From the Employees menu, choose Payroll Enter Payroll Service Key
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Enter the Payroll Service key and click Next
  5. Type the Disk Delivery Key
  6. Click Finish once done. 

For more details about your payroll service, you can check out this article: Activate QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. Then, you can now download the latest release version of QuickBooks Desktop and the latest payroll tax table to access your Form 1099-NEC. 

 

Let me know if you have other questions. You take care and have a great day!

Delectablesbyholly
Level 1

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

thank you for your response. I do not pay for payroll subscription with QB. I don't do payroll through QB, only independent contractor checks and 1099's. I tried the payroll update but did not successfully update. 

ZackE
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC forms for older desktop Quickbooks versions

Thanks for following up with the Community, Delectablesbyholly.
 

To generate and print 1099-NEC forms, you'll need to be using one of our supported versions of QuickBooks. Additionally, it will have to be updated with its most recent release and running our latest payroll update.
 

Discontinued products, like QuickBooks Desktop 2013, won't have access to payroll services; thus, they won't be capable of obtaining the required updates.
 

Here's a current list of our supported versions:


If you're interested in upgrading, you can do so without an active subscription:

  1. In your top menu bar, go to Help, then Upgrade QuickBooks.
  2. Click Upgrade Now.
  3. Choose a version. In the event you're not prompted to input one, you'll need to enter your license information.
  4. Hit Upgrade Now.
  5. If you'd like to keep a copy of the current version, pick Keep old version on my computer.
  6. Select Let's go.


Now your supported version will download, install, and register. Afterwards, it will create an updated file for your company.
 

In the event you encounter any troubles with upgrading, you can contact our Customer Care Team for assistance. Be sure to review their support hours so you'll know when agents are available.
 

Steps for performing each necessary update can be found in Catherine_B's post. If you're using QuickBooks in a hosted environment, you'll have to wait for your host to install the latest updates after upgrading.
 

I've included a useful resource about working with 1099s that may come in handy moving forward: Create & file 1099-NEC forms
 

Please feel more than welcome to send a reply if there's any additional questions. Have a lovely day!

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