Use QuickBooks Online and the 1099 E-File Service to e-file your 1099-MISC forms with the IRS.

Note: When going to the next or previous step in any part of the Prepare or E-File 1099 processes, use the available buttons in the page instead of using the browser navigation buttons.

  • Prepare 1099s
  • E-file 1099s
  • Print & Mail to the IRS
  • Returning to 1099 E-file Service
  • 1099 Transaction Detail Report
  • State Filing
  • FAQs & Troubleshooting
  • Related Articles

Prepare 1099s in QuickBooks Online

e-File your 1099s

The 1099 E-File Service will copy your company information from QuickBooks Online. You will be prompted to enter any information that cannot be imported. Your phone number must have 10 digits and must be entered without parenthesis or dashes.

Print and Mail your forms to the IRS

Purchase your 2017 1099 Kit by mid-January so you can print and mail in time for IRS filing and contractor delivery deadlines (postmark January 31).

To print and mail your forms:

  1. Select Print and mail forms. Choose this option to print both 1099 and1096.
  2. Select a form type (1099/1096). Preview and print sample. If the fields lineup, choose Yes, looks good. If the fields do not line up, choose No, it doesn't line up.
  3. Adjust the alignment by dragging the square to the place where it appears on your printout. Select b.
  4. Select vendors to print. Select Save.
  5. Print your 1099/1096 forms.

Returning to the 1099 E-File Service

  • If you want to file another set of 1099s: Open QuickBooks Online, select Workers from the left menu > Contractors > Prepare 1099s. If contractors are not added yet, add them first before going to the 1099 e-file flow.
  • If you want to modify unsubmitted 1099s: Go back to your QuickBooks Online, then go through 1099 e-file flow again.
  • If you want to correct the 1099s that were submitted: The 1099 E-File Service does not let you make corrections to a 1099 form after it has been e-filed. You can, however, make corrections in a printed copy and send it by mail to the IRS. For more information about correcting a 1099 form that has already been e-filed, please check the IRS website.
    Note: If the contractor or recipient of the 1099-MISC form wants the information corrected, you will need to provide the corrected return to the recipient or contractor and file it again.
    However, you might not need to make any corrections. The guidelines in Safe Harbor for de minimus state that you do not need to make any corrections if:
    • The withholding amount (that is, the difference between the actual amount withheld and the amount filed) is less than $100
    • The difference between the dollar amount reported for tax withheld and the correct amount is no more than $25

1099 Transaction Detail Report

The 1099 Transaction Detail Report is now available! This report provides the transactions and total for each contractor along with their account number and tax ID. This report is available by going to:

  1. Reports > All Reports > Review Expenses and Purchases > 1099 Transaction Detail Report.
  2. Set the report date range to Last Calendar Year.
  3. Filter to narrow down the data on the report, i.e. a certain 1099 vendor, or a certain 1099 box.

State Filing

You're not required to file Form 1099-MISC with your state if your business is in:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Florida (FL)
  • Iowa (IA)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • Nevada (NV)
  • New York (NY)
  • South Dakota (SD)
  • Tennessee (TN)
  • Texas (TX)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Wyoming (WY)

For all other states, check with your state agency for filing requirements. We do not file 1099s with the states for you.

FAQs & Troubleshooting

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