QuickBooks Online now allows you to invite contractors to securely enter their W-9 information. Right before the 2018 1099 season, Intuit rolled out this new feature. Any user who has access to vendors, including accountant users, can initiate the W-9 contractor self-set-up from inside QBO. Processing 1099s is a time consuming and tedious task. Part of the difficulty every year is ensuring contractor details have been captured. Any shortcut is worth looking at to make the process less time consuming and painful.
Check out our article on Insightful Accountant to get a walk through on how to use this feature, and other important information you need to know about W-9 Self Set-up.