Thank you very much for the information. I am in the US and use QBO+. I will set up an expense account named non-employee compensation. I am still confused what category to pick to set up this new expense account (please see attached picture). I also noticed as soon as i selected track payments for 1099, he appeared under contractors tab under workers column. That alone really answered question i had. Thanks again. I really appreciate the help.
ahh intuits invented detail type
when in doubt use other business expenses, and click the name block and title as you want
detail type is something intuit invented in QBO only, it just confuses folks and for the most part just names the account you are creating.