The deadline to E-file your 2021 Annual 1099-NEC tax forms is 1/27/22 It is important that you 1) clear your uncategorized expenses and 2) collect W-9 forms from individuals and businesses that you paid more than $600 for services in 2021.

You must provide these W-9 forms and select our one-time service for Vendor Setup with 1099 filing for $200 by 1/21/22 if you would like us to prepare and E-file 2021 1099’s. If you fail to select the service, but need us to assist with preparation, we’ll be required to charge a one-time fee of $200.

You Can Do This

It’s easy and fast to file your own 1099-NEC forms in your QuickBooks Online account.

Before you start:

Confused? Here’s an example:

  • You have an expense account where you track the payments made to independent contractors. Let’s call this account “Contractor’s Expense Account”.
  • When you start the process of E-Filing 1099s in QuickBooks Online, you’ll select this account because this is where QuickBooks Online will look to find the expenses or Vendor Bills exceeding $600.
  • QuickBooks will show a report containing the vendors who were selected for 1099 tracking.

1099 Tutorial Video

Here's a great tutorial on 1099 mapping and e-filing in QuickBooks Online

What qualifies as non-employee compensation?

Look at your expense accounts and identify these payment types as potentially qualifying as non-employee compensation:

  • Fees
  • Commissions
  • Prizes
  • Awards
  • Other forms of compensation for services

You must typically report a payment as non-employee compensation if these conditions apply:

  • You made the payment to an individual who is not your employee.
  • The payment was for services for your business.
  • You made the payment to an individual or business that are not Incorporated.
  • Payments to the payee were at least $600 during the year.

If you need to record payments of more than $600 for rent, prizes, attorney fees, or medical and healthcare payments, you should fill out a Form 1099-MISC.

Where can I get 1099 forms?

If you’re filing electronically, use the online form. You can easily E-file your 1099s with QuickBooks Online. If you plan on mailing in a 1099, you must order a hard copy. They cannot be downloaded on the IRS website. You can also order printed 1099s directly from QuickBooks or buy them at an office supply store. Before preparing a 1099, collect W-9 forms (the equivalent to Form W-4 for employees). It contains all the contractor’s identifying information, including their tax ID number. Note that Intuit does not E-file State or corrected 1099 tax forms. They are sent via mail.

How do I file a 1099 form?

If you’re filing a 1099 with QuickBooks, the correct 1099 form will be selected for you. A 1099 includes any wages you paid in the previous calendar year and must be submitted to the payee by January 31 (if January 31 lands on a weekend, then the deadline is the next business day). To avoid penalty, you must E-file a 1099-NEC with the IRS by January 31, 2022. If you’re e-filing a 1099-MISC, you’ll have until March 31, 2022. However, the deadline to E-file with Intuit QuickBooks Online is 5 pm 1/27/22.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Submit Copy A to the IRS and Copy 1 to your state tax department
  • Send Copy B and Copy 2 to the payee, who will use them for filing federal and state tax returns
  • Keep Copy C for your records

Create Vendor Profiles in QUICKBOOKS ONLINE Before You Can E-File their Annual 1099

It is important to add your existing Vendors and Contractors in QuickBooks Online. If the vendor is 1099 eligible, you will want to check the box to “Track payments for 1099” as seen in the screenshot below. You must have the following information:

  • Legal Business Name
  • Legal Business Address
  • US Tax Identification Number
  • Email Address
  • Cell Phone Number

You can Invite Your Contractors to Add their Own 1099 Tax Information into QuickBooks Online

You can now invite your contractors to add their own 1099 tax information securely into your QuickBooks Online account. Make sure that your contractors email address is current before sending an invitation. You will select “Workers”, “Contractors” and “Add a contractor”, enter the contractors name and email address, then select “Invite them to fill out the rest” and then “Add contractor”.  

Note that you can also give your contractors free online access to their 1099’s during the E-Filing process. 

Understanding 1099 Requirements for Vendor Paid via Third Party Networks

There was a change in the requirements for information reporting of payments made in settlement of payment cards and third-party network transactions such as PayPal. The new reporting requirements are in section 6050W of the Internal Revenue Code, and they are additionally referenced on IRS forms 1099-MISC and 1099-K. You will not be required to prepare a 1099-MISC for vendors paid by a credit card or third-party.

All payments made with a credit card or payment card and certain other types of payments, including third-party network transactions, must be reported on form 1099-K by the payment settlement entity under section 6050W and are not subject to reporting on Form 1099-MISC. For this reason, QuickBooks automatically excludes these kinds of vendor payments from your 1099-MISC tracking and reporting.

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