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Level 1

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

We updated every computer.

I have spent 10 hours looking for a clear answer.

We have restarted every computer at least 10 times.

I need to audit the mapping and start my 1099's.

I know how to do 1099's.  I know which vendors get a 1099-M and which ones get the 1099-NEC

I know the deadlines.

I do not want to use Tax1099.

I want to print and mail they way I have been doing for 20 years.


The 1099 Wizard is not in the 1099 drop down menu anymore.

I want to review all the vendors and their numbers. 

Is the mapping wizard gone??????? (2018 QB Pro-desktop)



QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Thanks for coming by, @RCLLC78750.


Appreciate the idea of updating the program on every computer you have. I'll share the steps on how to print your Form 1099-MISC. Let me walk you through how.


Here's how:


  1. Create your 1099s in QuickBooks.
  2. In the Choose a filing method window, select the Print 1099-NEC or Print 1099-MISC button.
  3. Specify the date range for the forms then tick OK.
  4. Choose all vendors you wish to print 1099s for.
  5. Tap the Print 1099 button. Pick Print 1096s instead, if printing form 1096.
  6. Confirm your printer settings then click Print.

Check out this guide for details: How do I print my 1099 forms?


You can also visit our page to get the pre-printed forms, click this link.


If you need help with other QBDT tasks, you can browse specific topics at this link here and look for responses that fit your concern.


Feel welcome to message me if you still have questions or concerns with your 1099 forms. I'll be more than happy to answer them for you. Take care and have great weekend ahead.

Level 1

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT


I am having the same issue.  Why is the 1099 Wizard no longer available and how do I restore it?  My 1099 accounts are no longer mapped and I don't see how to do that in any other area of QBDT 2018.

 Thank you.

QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Hi there, @mdderr.


I'd be happy to help you troubleshoot the program to see the 1099 Wizard is available in QuickBooks Desktop. This is done to eliminate any data issues or push the updates to ensure everything is working fine as it should be. Refer to the steps below:


Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release:


  1. Close the QuickBooks program.
  2. Open the Windows Start menu and look for QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Right-click the icon and select Run as administrator.
  4. While on the No Company Open screen, go to the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  5. Go to the Update Now tab and select the Reset Update checkbox.
  6. Select Get Updates. This is how it looks like:


Once the update finishes, the QuickBooks Desktop program. Now, to install the updates, select Install Now and select Yes. After the installation, restart your computer.

If you have a Payroll subscription, download the latest payroll tax table so you can process payroll in QuickBooks Desktop. Note: Your Payroll subscription must be active.


I've added this article for your future reference about managing 1099 forms: Create and file 1099s with QuickBooks Desktop.

Feel free to post in the comment section anytime if there's anything else I can do to help. Have a good one.

Level 2

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Thank you but my question was about mapping, not printing.

After many days and LONG hours of researching,

I finally found the mapping tool (which used to pull up in the 1099 Wizard.
I no longer have a wizard but found I could access it through:


Edit/ Preferences /   Tax:1099 / 1099-NEC ad 1099-M (see sub-links for each)



QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

I’m glad you found a fix to your 1099 concern, @Jill B RCLLC.


I also appreciate you for sharing the steps you’ve done to resolve this. We value users such as yourself who are willing to share their knowledge to help other users who are also facing the same issues.


I’d also recommend reaching out to your accountant for additional guidance in mapping your accounts in 1099. This way, we can guarantee your 1099 is set up correctly. If you’re not affiliated with one, you can visit our ProAdvisor page and we’ll help you find one from there.


In addition to this, let me add this article that can guide you in preparing and filing your 1099’s seamlessly: Create and file 1099s with QuickBooks Desktop.


You’re always welcome to post a reply if there’s anything else you need help with your account. I’ll be around ready to assist you. Keep safe and take care.

Level 1

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

I have had the same issue.  ALL the tutorials online use the "wizard".  The "wizard" does not show up for me.  I called QB twice and spent 7 hours trying to fix this issue.  Finally I gave up.  I did every update and twice as "administrator"  as suggested below.  I even uninstalled and re-installed QB with a QB representative who after an hour accidentally hung up on me and did not contact me back!  Hopefully there will be an answer to this issue at some point.  

QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Hi there, shollins. Thanks for becoming part of the Community.

I appreciate that you've confirmed your software's up-to-date. I'd be more than happy to guide you through our process for mapping your chart of accounts properly.

Before you being making adjustments, I'd recommend creating a backup. This way, data from prior years will still be accessible after you've mapped each box.

Here's how to create one:

  1. In the top menu bar, go to File and choose Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Return to your File drop-down list, then move your cursor over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. Hit Next.
  5. Pick Local Backup.
  6. Select Browse and find a place to save the file.

Once you're prepared, you'll want to run a couple 1099 reports for identifying each amount paid and which accounts were used. Your summary can be utilized to confirm vendors, while the detail report identifies transactions.

Here's how they're ran:

  1. Go to Reports, then Vendors & Payables.
  2. Choose either 1099 Summary or 1099 Detail.
  3. Review your totals to determine which amounts may need to be moved.

Next, you'll want to create an account for tracking payments and move them into it. After you've finished modifying your chart of accounts, you can begin creating/filing 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC forms.

If there's anything else I can help with, I'm just a post away. Have a great day!

Level 1

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

I also have QB Pro 2018.  I am unable to locate how to print a 1096 from my desktop after my updates.  I was able to print my 1099-NECs.  Does anyone have a solution to printing a 1096?

QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Look no further, @RKim1958.


You can find the option to print your 1096 form in the same place where you print your 1099's. Follow along below to get this done right away:


  1. Create your 1099s in QuickBooks.
  2. From the Choose a filing method page, click the Print 1099-NEC or Print 1099-MISC button.
  3. Enter the specific date for the forms then select OK.
  4. Pick all vendors you wish to print 1099s for.
  5. Tap the Print 1099 button. Select Print 1096s instead, if printing form 1096.
  6. Confirm your printer settings then hit Print.


For additional reference, please visit this article: How do I print my 1099 forms?


Also, checking your filing status in QuickBooks is a breeze. For the detailed guide, please head to the Check e-file or e-pay status page at this link. 


Let me know how this goes and leave a reply below. I'm always around to give further assistance to help you print your 1096 forms in QuickBooks. Have a good one. 

Level 1

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Why is 1099 Wizard missing in my drop list

QuickBooks Team

1099 Wizard missing STILL 2018 QBDT

Welcome to the Community, ValleySDA.

Currently, a 1099 Wizard isn't listed in our resource about mapping chart of accounts for 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC filing. You can find the proper steps for modifying your data in my post from yesterday.

You'll additionally be able to locate many useful resources about using QuickBooks Desktop Payroll in our help article archives.

If there's any other questions, I'm just a post away. Have a wonderful day!

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