Why am I getting a message that says there were no 1099s to print?

Alerts and notices

There are a few options that can cause the application to not print any 1099s. Review the following areas to verify if these options are selected and adjust if necessary.

  • There are no transactions for the vendor.

    Note: The Distributions tab on the Setup > Vendors screen sets default information for transactions you enter on the Enter Transactions screen for a particular vendor, but amounts entered on the Distributions tab do not flow to the Form 1099.

    • To populate Form 1099, you can either input transactions for the vendor on the Actions > Enter Transactions screen with 1099 distributions, or override the form manually on the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen.
  • Printing thresholds are preventing the form from printing. Note, threshold is an amount below which you do not want to print 1099s for a client. If you are still seeing the message appear, check your printing thresholds in the following locations:
    • The Print Options button on the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen. Note, the Print Options button can also be found in the Process Client Forms dialog located in File > Process client forms while in Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen. Show me.
      1099 options on Process Payroll Tax Forms

      This is a global threshold setting.

    • The Additional Information button on the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen. This threshold is a client level threshold and trumps the global threshold. Show me.
      1099 Additional Information on Setup > Clients
    • On the Actions > Enter Transactions screen, select a transaction with 1099 distributions, and then click the Ellipsis button. Show me.
      1099 options on a transaction's distributions to a 1099

      The threshold set here trumps both the global and client level thresholds.

A threshold of 0.00 indicates that there is no threshold set, and 1099s will print with any non-zero amount on them.

There are two options that override the printing thresholds set above.

  • The Always Print Form checkbox in the 1099 Properties tab of the Setup > Vendors screen.
  • The Ignore per item threshold overrides checkbox in the Print Options dialog accessed from the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen.

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