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Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

I used the 1099 Wizard to go through the e-file process for a vendor, I choose Get Started for Form 1099-NEC, selected my vendor, mapped their payments to the proper payment box and followed the process all the way to with no problem. I am now trying to back through the process and choose Form 1099-MISC, choose my other vendor and the drop down for "Apply Payments to this 1099 box" is not correct, it should be the MISC Box 10 but it doesn't allow me to change it from the defaulted NEC Box 1. I get a message that says I need to remove the mapping for this account but I don't know how to do this process. Support was not able to help me either. To clarify the first 1099-NEC I did was for a separate vendor and from a separate expense account than the 1099-MISC I need to now file for. When I go to the expense account there is no option for mapping there. I have Quickbooks Enterprise for Desktop. Please help! 

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QuickBooks Team

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

Thanks for sharing the details with me, @amyk1.


Rest assured I’m here to help and get you back on the right track. Let’s perform some troubleshooting steps to isolate this issue. I recommend closing your QuickBooks and restarting it again. Once done, map your 1099-MISC again.


If the issue persists, I suggest running the Verify Rebuild utility tool. This scans your program to check any errors and fixes them right away. Let me show you how:

To Verify: 

  1. Go to the Window menu and select Close All.
  2. Then, go to the File menu.
  3. Select Utilities.
  4. Click Verify Data.

To Rebuild:

  1. Go to the File menu.
  2. Select Utilities.
  3. Click Rebuild Data.

I've got you this article for more detailed steps: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.


Once done, create and file your 1099-MISC again. If the same thing happens, I suggest contacting our Support team. I understand you already reach out to them, however, they are the ones capable to look into your account from a secure environment. They can also route you to our Tier 2 support if there’s a need to investigate this further.


Let me know if there’s anything else I can assist you with. I’ll be around to listen and read to help you. Keep safe and take care!

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

I received different instruction to go to edit, preferences, tax 1099 and change the mapped accounts from here. At first it didn't work, it lead me back to the 1099 filing page where the drop down to map was greyed out still. I ran a QB update (for a second time) closed out of everything, restarted and went back to the option and it worked and allowed for a change in the drop down options so I could map the previously designated expense account from a NEC box to a MISC box option. 


Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor


Thanks so much for responding @amyk1!


I know how valuable your time is and I appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know what worked for you. Your reply could help others trying to resolve the same situation and we're grateful.

Feel free to come back anytime with questions or comments, we will be here and are always willing to help.

Have a great week!

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

QB Desk Top Premier 2018 - I am having the same problem. I found on the IRS site that legal services should be reported on 1099-NEC...

Payments to attorneys.The term "attorney" includes a law firm or other provider of legal services. Attorneys' fees of $600 or more paid in the course of your trade or business are reportable in box 1 of Form 1099-NEC, under section 6041A(a)(1).

I have an attorney who is set up as a 1099 vendor. When working through the 1099 wizard the attorney has been selected in vendors. In "Map vendor payment accounts" QB has set Legal services expense account in MISC Box 15: State tax withheld, and a Newsletter expense account in MISC Box 10: Gross Proceeds to Atto... I am unable to change the selection there. When I hover over those boxes QB says "This account is mapped to Form 1099-MISC. To map it to 1099-NEC, remove the mapping from 1099-MISC or create another account."

As recommended elsewhere on QB Support I have gone to Edit, Preferences, Tax: 1099, Company Preferences. Selections there to change mapping takes you to the 1099 wizard.

I have also done the Verify and Rebuild Data, and restarted QB. Have still been unable to change the mapping on the accounts. Any help is greatly appreciated.


QuickBooks Team

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

Thank you for joining the thread, @tmb80.


I appreciate the time and effort you make to change the mapping on the account reported in your 1099. And I want to ensure this issue is taken care of.


At this time, I suggest reaching out to our QuickBooks Support Team so they can investigate why you're unable to change the mapping on the accounts. They can also provide additional troubleshooting steps to get this resolve.


Here's how to reach them:


  1. Go to the Help menu, ten choose QuickBooks Desktop Help
  2. On the new pop-up window, click the Contact us link.
  3. This will open a new web page. Select a topic or type "1099-NEC" in the box.
  4. Click Search
  5. Select Start a message or Get a callback (whichever is available). 


You might want to check out these articles to learn which payments should be excluded from the 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC form: 



Please know you can continue to reach me here with any additional questions. Thanks for coming to the Community, wishing you continued success.

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

This is a problem and is not fixed by "verify and rebuild date" . Apparently it's not happening consistently on all QB desktop pro 2019 versions. I have updated, verified and rebuilt data but the NEC Box 1: Nonemployee Compensation button is the only option. 

QB support we need help fixing this bug!

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

I too am having this issue. I'm ready to hand write my 1099's! I've spent three hours today trying to accomplish this simple task.

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

Quickbooks Team.  We really need your help here.

This is so frustrating!!  I tried everything as well and I use Quickbooks everyday, but still am unable to change the mapping.


QuickBooks Team

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

Thanks for joining us here, TallyItAll.


I understand how important this is. If you already updated your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release, run the verify and rebuild data, and still the same result, it's best to reach out to our Support Team. They have all the tools needed to fix this 1099 issue you're experiencing.

  1. From the Help menu, select QuickBooks Desktop Help
  2. Click the Contact us link on the new pop-up window.
  3. Enter 1099-NEC in the question field. Tap Search
  4. Select either Start a message or Get a callback.

Keep on posting here if you have other concerns. I'll be here!

Level 3

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

I was having the same problem.

I needed to change a vendor from 1099-NEC to 1099-MISC.

I went into Print/File 1099 Forms.

Then I went into 1099-NEC and "removed" the mapping.

Then I went into 1099-MISC and was able to choose the correct mapping needed for the vendor.

Holy Cow - I fiddled with this for an hour!

I hope this helps someone.

Level 2

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

What a nightmare.  I spent 4 hours on hold with support on Thursday with a 1099 issue and they were all 100% clueless.  Every one of them left me on hold for over an hour before they disconnected.  Literally had to jump up and down and practically scream to get a Tier 2 representative who basically told me she wasn't allowed to spend much time on the phone.  


What on earth has happened to QB support?

Level 1

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

I know this is an older thread, so I don't know if people have found solutions already. But I recently ran into the same issue but was able to find a solution that worked for me. I thought I would share.


The problem is, you cannot have an expense account (or any type of account) mapped to more than one tax-line mapping. If you need to map the same expense account to both NEC and MISC, then you have to set up two separate expense accounts for the same thing. For example, I have a Repairs and Maintenance expense account that I used to map to MISC, but now want to map to NEC.


When you select the Print/e-File 1099 Forms, it brings up a window titled "Let's help you prpeare and file your 1099 forms", and then you have to choose whether you want to fill out 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC forms. This is where the problem occurred for me.  I clicked the 1099-NEC since I wanted to map several expense accounts to box 1 of the NEC instead of the old box 3 on the MISC.  But when I tried to map them to Box 1, it said they were already mapped to something else.


To fix it, I had to select the Form 1099-MISC "Get Started" link from the "Let's help you prepare and file your 1099 forms" page. Once in here, I had to "Un-assign" the particular expense accounts that were showing, then Save and Continue.  Then, go back into Print/e-File 1099 Forms, but now I selected 1099-NEC, and was able to assign those expense accounts to Box 1 of the NEC form.


I'm sure this same approach will work if you wanted to go back the other way (changed from NEC to MISC).


Hopefully this solution helps someone out.

Level 3

Remove 1099 NEC Mapping from a Vendor

That process isn't working for me, because the account I want to unmap from NEC and map instead to MISC is greyed-out in NEC. The software tells me I need to re-map the account, and then the software won't LET me re-map the account.


Reading back through this thread, going back two YEARS, and this ridiculous problem STILL exists, is par for the course for a company - Intuit - that now requires us to buy an annual license, and at 2 to 3 times the prior cost of the desktop software.  We have to buy the annual license to be able to continue to use the software that we already paid for, a license that may not give us any additional value over what we already have.


I am so fed up and sick of the cr*p business practices of Intuit.  This extortion, I mean, annual licensing, for software that STILL sucks and is broken when it comes to something as ridiculously simple as re-mapping 1099 accounts from NEC to MISC or vice-versa, is unconscionable.  The blood-suckers at Intuit have no competition, and the result is this cr*p.

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