E-file with the refreshed Intuit 1099 E-File Service in QuickBooks Desktop

In this article, we are going to show you how you can prepare and E-file 1099 MISC forms with the refreshed Intuit 1099 E-File Service that is only available to a few users in QuickBooks Desktop.

It is necessary for you to E-File the 1099 forms if you pay a vendor more than $600 in a year. So, let’ see how you can use the refreshed 1099 E-File service in order to file the forms correctly.

NOTE: You have to make sure to e-file the forms by 27 January 20XX so that your contractor can postmarks the 1099 forms by 31 January 20XX. However, you can also e-file the 1099-forms by 31 January 20XX, it will be still under the time period set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

How to E-File 1099s

As soon as you receive 1099 information from the Intuit QuickBooks, you’ll be able to see it in the 1099 E-File Service. Here, you can review the information and if everything looks good then you are good to go to e-file the forms to the IRS.

Follow the below-mentioned instructions carefully to do this.

  • First of all, Open the QBD software.
  • Then go to the list view and from there select the E-file Selected option.
  • After entering the payment information, you need to confirm it and then select the Pay and E-File option.
  • You will return to the List View window with the forms if a payment that you made was successful. You can see the ‘submitted’ status in front of those which are successfully e-filed and paid.

NOTE: Intuit QuickBooks will automatically e-file all of your forms to IRS and in addition to this your vendors will also get theirs via USPS mail. Your vendors will also receive the notification that they can now access their 1099 using the Intuit account, but this will only happen if you have included the vendor’s email address.

Adding or Editing the form Information

If there is a form in which you want to modify the information because it is not correct or see the “require info” tag on any of the forms, then there is an option to add or edit each form information.

1099 E-File Service
Intuit 1099 E-File Service
  • First of all, go to the List view, and here select the form in which you would like to make changes and open it to view its detail view option.
  • Make the changes that you were willing to do, once you are done making all the changes, click on the Complete Form button at the bottom of the page.
  • If you want to do this for the multiple forms at the same time then select the E-file Selected option in the List View window.

NOTE: You can only edit those forms who have the ‘Saved’ tag on them. You will not be able to add or edit information of those forms who have ‘Submitted’ tag on them.

How to Delete the Form information

You have an option to delete those forms that you created in the first place but for some reason, you don’t need them anymore such as irrelevant or duplicate form info. But remember you can only delete the form with ‘Saved’ tag on it.

  • Go to the List View menu and then select the form that you would like to delete and then open it to see in the Detailed View mode.
  • At the upper right corner of the screen, you will be able to see the Delete Form option.
  • Click on the Yes, delete it to confirm your selection.

What is the meaning of Statuses?

E-File Status

  1. Submitted: If you see this status then it means the form is already has been submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This is respective to the IRS deadline to submit the form and this matter in meeting the IRS deadline.
  2. Accepted: If you see this status then it means that your form is reviewed and validated by the IRS. After you submit the form it might take up to a week for you to able to see this status.

Print Status

  1. Mail Submitted: It means that the information of form has been sent out to the printing facility.
  2. Mailed to the Recipient: It means that the information that you have sent to the printing facility is now printed and postmarked as well. It is important to complete this step before the IRS deadline.
  3. In transit: The form is on the way to the recipient.
  4. In the local area: It means that form is in the local area of the recipient.
  5. Out for Delivery: It means that now the form is ready and is out for the delivery to its recipient. Once this status is live, it will take for the form about 2 business days to reach the mailbox of the recipient.

How to make corrections to the form?

If you are wondering what to do with forms that have incorrect fields, in this section we’ll show you how you can issue a corrected form. You can correct the information such as you have filled an unnecessary form that is not required, incorrect name, incorrect money amount, incorrect tax identification number, and incorrect name. Follow the information mentioned below to fix the uncorrected filled forms.

  • Go to the List View window and then find the form in which you would like to make corrections and then open it in Detailed View mode.
  • Select the Correct Form option at the bottom of the screen.
  • Once selected the option mentioned in the previous step, you’ll be able to edit the form fields.
  • After making the required changes, you need to select the Complete Form option.
  • If you are willing to correct multiple forms at the same time then select the E-File selected option from the List View option.
  • After that, you need to enter the payment information and then select the Pay and E-FIle option.
  • Once the payment you made gets confirmed and successful, you will be returned back to the List View page. The form that you recently corrected will be shown with the “Submitted” tag with it. The original form with incorrect information will now be tagged as “VOID”. NOTE: You will only to able to correct those forms that have the status “Accepted By IRS”.

Supported Boxes

You can enter the values in all boxes i.e. all boxes are supported. To learn how to do this, go to the above section of Adding and Editing the form information.

Print additional copies

In order to print the additional copies, first of all, you need to download the PDF version of the form.

  • Go to the List View and then find the form that you want to print and then open it in a Detailed View.
  • And then click on the Download PDF link.
  • Once the file is downloaded, you can view and print it from the device you were using.

What about State Fillings?

In order to allow the IRS to transfer the 1099 information to participating states, You can E-File with help of refreshed Intuit QuickBooks 1099 E-File service that uses the Combined Federal State Filing Program (CF/SF) for this purpose.

NOTE: Intuit does not provide the information to some of the participating states that have additional obligations and exceptions.

The Bottom Line

This new method of e-filing 1099 forms is pretty simple and straight forward too. There is not too much that you need to do yourself. Intuit QuickBooks will get the most of the things done for you. In addition to this, now you can e-file, edit, delete, and make corrections to the form information all from the one place.

If you encounter any issue while e-filing the 1099 forms yourself then you don’t need to worry at all. Simply, contact our team of QuickBooks ProAdvisors, who can instantly fix any issue related to accounting or QuickBooks software. To know more about the services we offer, call us at our 24/7 toll-free customer support number +1-855-441-4417.

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