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Waples
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

I just finished chatting with a support tech regarding the release date of the update for the newly required 1099-NEC form (replaces 1099-MISC for payments to non-employees). They advised that the expected update will drop on 12/17/2020. In other Q&A entries, I noticed QB employees referencing that the update will incorporate the new form within the Payroll module. Is that correct? Wouldn't the update just enhance the existing 1099 Wizard found in the Vendor Center? Will I be able to e-file 1099-NEC/1096 through QB?

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Waples
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

I am using QuickBooks: Premier Plus Nonprofit Edition 2021 on a Windows Desktop platform and I'm the OP. I successfully downloaded/installed the update which provided the updates to the 1099 Wizard, but the Wizard is no longer accessible from the Vendor Center menu. It is now found in the File menu under Print Forms>1099s/1096. Yesterday I successfully used the wizard to map my 1099-NEC accounts and print my 1099s and 1096. It has nothing to do with Employee Center or Payroll functions.

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MichelleBh
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Hi there, @Waples.

 

I'll share with you some information about 1099-NEC in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). 
 

Yes, the revived form will incorporate the within the Payroll module in QBDT. Also, we're making sure that QuickBooks is compliant with all the IRS regulations when it comes to filing tax forms. Rest assured, we'll keep you updated with its availability through email or in-app notifications. Ensure you're payroll is on the latest release. This way, you'll have uninterrupted access to our latest payroll updates and other services.

 

Yes, you're able to file the 1099-NEC/1096 forms in QBDT. Please note that Form 1099-NEC due date is February 1, 2021. Make sure to submit the form before due dates to avoid penalties. You may refer to this link, for more guidance: Tax year due dates

 

Once the form is available in the system, you print the forms by going to the File menu, then choose Print Forms, and select 1099's/1096. For more information about the process, go through this article: How do I print my 1099 forms?.

 

After that, check these articles for detailed directions on how to file the said form. 

 

 

I'm adding these articles for further details about the 1099-NEC FAQ and various updates in QBDT. 

 

 

Let me know if you have other questions. I'm happy to serve you. Keep safe!

cbcavnar
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Ooooo. A date!!

Fantastic. Will stop following updates until then.

 

Thanks!

 

Chris

 

AccountableAZ
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

What if you do not have payroll on your QB's Desktop?

Will I be able to print both NEC and Misc?

Mark_R
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Your issue on printing 1099-NEC and 1099-Misc ends here, @AccountableAZ.

 

Yes, as long as you start tracking contractors for 1099 payments, you can print the 1099-NEC and 1099-Misc without payroll services in QuickBooks Desktop. Here's how:

 

  1. Create your 1099s in QuickBooks.
  2. Select the Print 1099-NEC or Print 1099-MISC button from the Choose a filing method window.
  3. Specify the date range for the forms, then select OK.
  4. Choose all contractors you want to print 1099s for.
  5. Click Print 1099.
  6. Confirm your printer setting and select Print.

I'm adding this article for more details: How do I print my 1099 forms?

 

You might also want to check out these articles to know more about the 1099-NEC and 1099-Misc:

 

Please let me know if you need clarification about this, or there's anything else I can do for you. I'll be standing by for your response. Have a great day.

cbcavnar
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

DOES

NOT

WORK

YET!

Still waiting for December 17.

Why does Support keep telling us that the 1099-NEC is active for Desktop?

Just making all of us more p o'd at QB than normal. 

Not really a good business practice.

 

cbcavnar
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Must be working as a beta module on the Support team's computers. Maybe that is why they keep telling us it works, when it doesn't exist for the rest of us users.

Maybe someone should tell Support that it hasn't been rolled out yet.

AS220
Level 1

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

We are not using the payroll service.  Will we still be able to get the updates for 1099 NEC printing?

lgrbook
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Literally yesterday while I was working on a client's Quickbooks Premier desktop 2020 we saw the wizard 1099 unchanged.  Then a few hours later, we saw it say on the wizard (update Quickbooks).  We updated and now the wizard is able to handle both NEC and Misc 1099 forms.  

 

But when I go into my 2018 Quickbooks Premier and update, the wizard is unchanged.  This year is still supported by Intuit until May 2021 so why is this wizard not updated?   I have a client that uses 2018 and I need to do their 1099's also!!  I hope this gets fixed before Dec 31st. 

 

Everyone check your 1099 wizard in Quickbooks desktop and if it says update, update and you can start seeing how the new NEC system works.  

ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Thanks for reaching out to us here today, @lgrbook.

 

I have some information about the 1099 wizard update. You can let your client update their QuickBooks to the latest release. This way, their software is up-to-date, and will always have the latest features and fixes. Let me walk you through how to do it.

 

  1. Go to the Help menu and choose Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Select the Update Now tab. Then, tick Reset Update checkbox to clear all previous update downloads.
  3. Tap Get Updates to start the download.

 

Once finish downloading, restart QuickBooks. When prompted, accept the option to install the new release. Need more details? Check out this guide: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.

 

 

In case you need help with other QBDT tasks, you can browse a specific topic here and look for one that suits your needs.

 

Let me know if you still have questions or concerns. I'll get back to you the soonest. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

lgrbook
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Thanks for your response.  

But my problem with 2018 Quickbooks desktop was that I did update and did reboot the computer and still the 1099 wizard is not updated.   I was hoping that Intuit will get this year version updated soon as I have clients that are using this year of Quickbooks and need 1099's printed. 

Thanks. 

lgrbook
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Thanks for your help.  My problem is that I did go into 2018 Quickbooks desktop and update.  I then rebooted the computer and started 2018 Quickbooks again.  There was no updates to install and the wizard is not updated for the NEC.  I hope Intuit gets this year updated soon for this wizard as I have clients that use 2018 Quickbooks and need their 1099's to work. 

Thanks. 

lgrbook
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

So now I have checked my 2019 Quickbooks and updated and rebooted the computer.  The 1099 wizard did not update.  So I have to assume Intuit has gotten the 2020 1099 wizard working but not for 2018 and 2019.  

I hope that will soon be fixed!

lgrbook
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

I don't understand the conversation about the 1099 being in the payroll module at all.  

In desktop, it has never been in payroll.  It has always been in the vendor drop down list. 

My 2020 Quickbooks Premier just updated on Friday and now the 1099 NEC is working.  

It is in the same place as always.  Drop down vendor list to print/efile 1099's and use the wizard. 

What I saw on Friday was when I went to this location, it said (update Quickbooks). After I did and rebooted the computer, now the 1099 wizard opens up to handle both NEC and Misc 1099 forms. 

You have to set each one up separately.  

Hope this helps. 

JSRS
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Intuit makes it hard for any early proactive work in both DT and QBO.  I like to start reviewing in early November, especially for my QBO clients.  Makes it difficult that they don't have it open yet, so I can have the client chase down #'s and other info.  :(

JSRS
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Based on your answer to the question posed by Waples, does this also mean there is no longer a 1099 Wizard to follow?

No wonder I get nothing when I run a 1099 report for 2020.  I like to start NOW, as in Nov/early Dec to get my 1099 info ready, before any holiday cheer . . . . . . . . . .  Poor, poor, poor proactive attempts.

KathyO2020
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

I received the new payroll update this morning, but it did not include the 1099-nec update.  Has anyone else received it yet?  I read it was supposed to be available 12.17.20.

Kiala_S
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Good morning, @KathyO2020! Happy Friday, we made it!


Let's check a couple things first to make sure everything is updated to the right version. In order to have access to the 1099-NEC form, you need to be on Tax Table 22101.

 

To check the latest payroll update:

  1. Go to Employees, then select Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Check the number next to “You are using tax table version:”.
  3. To identify if it’s the correct version, see latest payroll news and updates.
  4. To find more details on the tax table version, select Payroll Update Info.

Also we want to make sure your QuickBooks is also on the latest version. Throughout this month we've been releasing updates to QuickBooks Desktop to allow e-filing. Here's how to ensure you're on the most updated version:

  1. Go to the Help menu and select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Go to the Update Now tab. 
  3. Select Get Updates to start the download.
  4. When the download finishes, restart QuickBooks.
  5. When prompted, accept the option to install the new release.

Lastly I'll give you this article on filing 1099s : Create and file 1099s with QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Please check back in with us here on this post and let us know if you are able to get that 1099-NEC. We're all eager to help you get what you need. :)

KathyO2020
Level 2

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Yes, I was able to get the update.  But the Wizard option is gone, is that correct?  When I try to run a 1099 detail report it will populate when the "all accounts" options is chosen.  The "only 1099 accounts" does not list any vendors.  I will only be processing 1099-NEC, so I thought I didn't have to make any changes to accounts.  

jamespaul
QuickBooks Team

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Hello, Kathy. 

 

The 1099-NEC Wizard option will be available after getting the update for the new form. Since it's gone and the 1099-NEC form isn't available after updating the program, I'd recommend contacting our support. 

 

They can check the system and find out what's preventing you from getting the 1099-NEC update. They'll also help you process the NEC form. I'm here to guide you with the process of contacting them: 

 

  1. Click the Help menu.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  3. Click the Contact us link at the bottom of the pop-up page.
  4. On the new window, type something like "Didn't receive 1099-NEC update" or similar.
  5. Click Search.
  6. Scroll down, then choose how you want to reach us (phone or chat). 

 

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You can check these articles to help you familiarize more with the 1099 processes in QuickBooks: 

 

Other articles can also be found here. We have a variety of help content that can guide you with the processes in QuickBooks Desktop. 

 

You're welcome to post another question in the Community space. Reply here or create a new thread and I'll be there to help you out. 

Kinesis
Level 1

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

What if you don't use QBDT Payroll? How are you going to print NON employee 1099? Most small businesses that utilize Contract Labor do so because they don't need or have payroll.

2020 1099 NEC and MISC
Level 3

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

I completely agree with you!

AlaskaEpic
Level 1

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Hello,

I am using QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018.

I followed both suggested steps: 

1) I updated my Payroll and it's showing as using tax table version 22101.

2) I updated my QuickBooks (Help -> Update QuickBooks Desktop)

 

I closed out of QuickBooks and restarted.

 

I still do not have the update for 1099-NEC.

 

Why am I not seeing the 1099-NEC?

I don't see any changes to the Wizard the 1099 Summary Report.

 

 

 

 

AlcaeusF
Moderator

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Hello AlaskaEpic,

 

Welcome to the Community. I'm here to provide clarification about viewing the new 1099s in QuickBooks.

 

The update for the 2018 version of QuickBooks is not yet available. The estimated release date would be the fourth week of the month.

 

For additional reference, I've attached a link you can use to determine if there's an update available for your version: Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop 2018.

 

Keep us posted if you need anything else regarding your 1099s. Have a great day.

AlaskaEpic
Level 1

1099-NEC Wizard for QB Desktop

Hello,

 

Thank you for the reply. I will check back next week then for the update.

 

It would be helpful if a schedule of upcoming updates was published with release dates ... the info at the link you supplied only shows past updates, not expected updates.

 

Thank you.

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