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Work with 1099s

When you classify a worker as an independent contractor, you set that worker up in QuickBooks as a 1099 vendor, and you may need to issue a Form 1099-MISC at the end of the tax year, depending on how much you paid during the year.

QuickBooks defines an employee as someone you give a W-2 to at the end of the year. You pay them with paychecks and withhold taxes for them.

QuickBooks defines an independent contractor as someone you give a 1099-MISC to. You pay them with regular checks, and you do not withhold taxes on their behalf.

Use the QuickBooks 1099 Wizard (from the menu, choose Vendors > Print/E-file 1099s) to:

The following additional topics may also be useful in understanding how to set up and pay independent contractors in QuickBooks, how to generate additional 1099 reports, and how to troubleshoot 1099 issues.

Learn about Form 1099-MISC

Set up QuickBooks to track 1099 information

Add and pay independent contractors (1099 vendors)

Generate 1099 reports in QuickBooks

Print and file Form 1099-MISC

Troubleshoot 1099 problems

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