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You cannot change the level/delete or merge an account that is setup as a 1099 account

When trying to change the level of OR merge or delete an accounts in QuickBooks Desktop, the following message appears: 
You cannot Delete or Merge an Account that is Setup as a 1099 Account. To Edit 1099 Accounts, Choose Preferences From the Edit Menu and Select Tax: 1099 from the list.
How to fix it
  1. To make the above changes to an account set up as a 1099 account, you must first unmap it.
    1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences.
    2. Select Tax: 1099 and click on the Company Preferences tab.
    3. Click on click here at the end of  If you want to map your accounts to boxes on Form 1099-Misc click here.
    4. On the Map vendor payment accounts window, click on the drop down arrow next to the account.
    5. To remove the mapping, select Omit these payments from 1099.
    6. Repeat Step 4 for each account to remove the mapping.
    7. Click Save & Close.
  2. Make the desired changes:
KB ID# SLN42505
10/25/2016 1:56:34 PM
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