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I was fixing some transactions for one of my clients in order to send a corrected 1099 to a vendor. I noticed that I cannot generate a 1099 to myself from my client. I'm set up properly and I come up in the initial list of vendors when you go to generate 1099s. But once I hit next, it does not show me as meeting the threshold (even though I did). And when I try to run the 1099 transaction report, I'm not listed.


Is this a setup issue or is this how QB Online is programmed? As the only accountant for my client, how am I supposed to generate a 1099 to myself?

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QuickBooks Team


I'm here to make sure you can generate 1099, @dchilds72.


The Track payments for 1099 should be marked with a check in the vendor information to show in the book. Let's review the details and make sure to tick the box.


Here's how:

  1. Select the Expenses menu at the left panel.
  2. Choose your name in the Vendors tab.
  3. Click the Edit button in the upper-right corner.
  4. Put a check inside the Track payment for 1099 box.
  5. Once done, choose Save.


Next, is to evaluate and make sure to use the correct mapping of the accounts. 


  1. Select the Expenses menu on the left panel, and choose Vendors.
  2. Click on Prepare 1099s.
  3. Review your company information, and click on Next.
  4. In the Categorize payments to contractors (or 1099 vendors) window, choose the types of payments you made.
  5. Click on the drop-down, and select the expense accounts you want to use.
  6. Click Next, and review your contractors’ information.
  7. Select Next and then click on Finish preparing 1099s.


After following these steps, the added accounts will show on the form. I also enclose this resource that will guide you on how to prepare 1099 form.


You'll want to check your Year-end checklist for QuickBooks Online Payroll to make sure you can submit all your tax forms.


Feel free to comment below if you have further concerns. I'll make sure to get back to you soon. Have a pleasant day.

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thanks for the reply. All of those steps were already done. I have other vendors marked the same way that show up. Just not my vendor record. 

ive always done 1099s from the desktop version and this was never an issue. This is the first year I’m doing it from QB online. So I wasn’t sure if it was some sort of admin or security feature. This is very frustrating. 

QuickBooks Team


This is not the experience we want you to have, @dchilds72.


Our priority is to ensure that customers like you are satisfied at all levels. That being said, let me route you to the best available support so we can further assist you in preparing a 1099 for yourself.


Here's how:

  1. Click the Help on the top right.
  2. Select the Contact Us button.
  3. Enter a short description of your concerns under the Ask a question field.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Choose a way to connect with us through, Start a chat or Get a callback
  6. From here you can choose to schedule a callback for a time that is convenient for you.

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The Community always has your back and would also be happy to help with your questions as well. I’m just a few clicks away should you need anything. 

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