California Independent Contractors dialog

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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

The Independent Contractors dialog works in conjunction with Form DE 542. This dialog retrieves all employees who are set up with a pay item with a 1099-MISC item assigned to it, all vendors that have a 1099-MISC item on the Distribution tab on the Distribution grid, and the amounts associated with all of them.

Choose Utilities > Payroll Tax Processing. When the Payroll Tax Processing window is active, click the California flag icon and then choose Tasks > Independent Contractor.


  • The Print checkbox is automatically marked for employees or vendors who have a YTD amount of $600.00 or more.
  • If the Print checkbox is marked for a vendor or employee when the OK button is clicked, the File Date will default to the system date. Once a vendor or employee already has a file date, that date will remain the same even after a new retrieve.

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