remove erroneous employee checks to vendor

the previous bookkeeper created checks in payroll for 1099 vendor

i need to remove this and put the checks to the person as a 1099 vendor.  she set the person(s) up both ways in QB and I just started here and need to complete 1099 but have to move these 2 out of employee and put those checks created to their vendor name


Thank you for posting here in the Community, underwoodconst.

I can help you with removing checks from your employees and move them to your vendors.

To resolve this, you'll have to create a vendor's profile for them. Then, update the check that was created under the employee's name and move it to the vendor. After moving, make the employee inactive. Here's how:

Here's how to create a 1099 vendor:

Step 1: Turn on the 1099-MISC feature:

  1. Go to the Edit menu and then Preferences.
  2. From the left select Tax: 1099.
  3. Select the Company Preferences tab.
  4. Choose Yes for “Do you file 1099-MISC forms?.”
  5. Select OK to save the preference.

Step 2: Add a Vendor:

  1. Go to Vendors menu and then Vendor Center.
  2. Select the New Vendor drop-down arrow and choose New Vendor.
  3. In the Vendor Name field, enter the name of the vendor as you'd like it to appear on your Vendors list.
  4. Provide the necessary information.
  5. Select Ok.

See this Set up a 1099 vendor and print forms article for more information setting up a 1099 vendor.

After creating, you may now move the check to the vendor:

  1. Open the check.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the Pay to the Order of to update.
  3. Choose Save & Close to record the changes.
  4. Check this Create, modify, and print checks article for more information.

That should do it. Let me know if you still have questions or you need further help with your checks. I'm always here to help. Have a good day.  

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