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Mark777
Level 1

Quickbooks Online missing contractors for 1099-MISC

I just spent an hour with Quickbooks tech support trying to get all of my contractors to show up on the 2020 1099-MISC, but was unable to get it to work. I verified the 1099 box was check in the vendor details, that the amount exceeded the $600 threshold and had a valid payment type (check), and that I selected the expense account on the 1099 configuration screen. On the "review" screen, the missing contractors show up on the "1099 contractors below threshold" list, and the report show Total Payment and Director Sales amounts higher than $600 with nothing excluded. Seems like Quickbooks is broken. For entertainment, see the transcript from my tech support session.

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Best answer January 15, 2021

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Rea_M
QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks Online missing contractors for 1099-MISC

Hello there, @Mark777.

 

When mapping your 1099-MISC in QuickBooks Online (QBO), you'll have to make sure the $600 threshold is mapped according to the provided payment categories by the IRS. You may have mapped your payments to the incorrect box number that's why the contractors are listed under the 1099 contractors below threshold section. The non-employee compensation should now be categorized under Box 1. You can learn more about it through this article: Understanding payment categories for the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.

 

Let's go back to the Categorize payments to contractors (or 1099 vendors) page, select the appropriate box (Box 1), and map it to the correct account. Here's how:

  1. Go to the  Expenses menu.
  2. Select Vendors.
  3. Click Prepare 1099s.
  4. Choose the Continue your 1099s button.
  5. Select Rents under the Most common payment types section, then choose the appropriate account.
  6. Click Next to continue with the process.

 

After creating your 1099s, you can continue by e-filing them in QBO. You can complete the process starting on this article's Step 4 section: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

Let me know how it goes. For further concerns about creating and filing 1099-MISC in QBO, you can drop a comment below. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

 

 

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Adrian_A
Moderator

Quickbooks Online missing contractors for 1099-MISC

It isn't the kind of experience that we want you to have with us, 

Mark777.

 

I appreciate the details and the screenshot you've added. 

 

Let's make sure that we've selected the correct expense account when paying your contractors. It can also be the reason why you're unable to see them on the list. Let me guide you with these steps:

 

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Enter and select Transaction List by Vendor.
  3. Click Customize.
  4. Set the Report period to Last Year or Last Calendar Year.
  5. Go to the Rows/Columns section. Click the Change columns link, then put a checkmark on the Split box.
  6. Go to the Filter drop-down.
  7. Tick the Vendor field and then select the 1099 vendors.,
  8. Click Run report.

 

 

Afterward, go to the SPLIT column. If you see SPLIT, select the transaction to see details on what accounts were affected.

 

When you're ready to file their 1099s, you can check this reference: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

Let me know how these steps work on your end. I'll be here to help you out!

Mark777
Level 1

Quickbooks Online missing contractors for 1099-MISC

I verified I selected the correct expense accounts (again). There are still no 1099s generated for several vendors. They ARE listed under "1099 contractors below threshold", but as you will see on the attached screenshot their direct sales are well over $600 and nothing is excluded.

Rea_M
QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks Online missing contractors for 1099-MISC

Hello there, @Mark777.

 

When mapping your 1099-MISC in QuickBooks Online (QBO), you'll have to make sure the $600 threshold is mapped according to the provided payment categories by the IRS. You may have mapped your payments to the incorrect box number that's why the contractors are listed under the 1099 contractors below threshold section. The non-employee compensation should now be categorized under Box 1. You can learn more about it through this article: Understanding payment categories for the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.

 

Let's go back to the Categorize payments to contractors (or 1099 vendors) page, select the appropriate box (Box 1), and map it to the correct account. Here's how:

  1. Go to the  Expenses menu.
  2. Select Vendors.
  3. Click Prepare 1099s.
  4. Choose the Continue your 1099s button.
  5. Select Rents under the Most common payment types section, then choose the appropriate account.
  6. Click Next to continue with the process.

 

After creating your 1099s, you can continue by e-filing them in QBO. You can complete the process starting on this article's Step 4 section: Create and file 1099s using QuickBooks Online.

 

Let me know how it goes. For further concerns about creating and filing 1099-MISC in QBO, you can drop a comment below. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

 

 

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