You must set up Vendors, Accounts and Preferences to create a 1099 in QuickBooks. This article will help you set up 1099 accounts. Transactions recorded against these accounts will then flow to the 1099 form.
Set up a 1099 account:
Important: The threshold amount is the minimum amount you must report to the IRS. The amounts QuickBooks displays are correct as of the date your copy of QuickBooks was manufactured. When the IRS changes a threshold amount, you must enter the new amount yourself, as QuickBooks cannot update the amount for you. To obtain the latest threshold information, visit the IRS web site and request a copy of Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and W-2G.
Note: Because an account can belong to only one 1099 category, the accounts you select should be the same accounts you use to track payments related to your 1099 vendors. For example, if you set up an expense account named "Payments to subcontractors" and you select it to track the 1099 category Box 7: Nonemployee Compensation, you cannot use this account for any other 1099 category. Typically, accounts associated with the 1099 categories are expense accounts, but you can also associate other account types. If you are unsure of which account to use, please consult your accounting professional for assistance.