When making corrections to your completed 1099s, you may receive this error if no changes were made within the 1099 Preparer Grid.
When choosing the History File Option of Correct Completed 1099s, you will receive a message preventing you to move forward if no modifications have been made within the 1099 Grid. Actions that constitute 1099 corrections are: updating payer information, changing vendor box amounts, changing vendor contact information, changing the vendor tax payer ID, removing a vendor and/or adding a new vendor. You may note which items have changed by the following formatting changes:
1. When changes have been made within a cell, the cell's text will display in blue. 2. If payer information has changed since filling, all column headings and row numbers will display with a green background. Note: If payer information has been changed since filing, it will show all vendors as being corrected since this changes the information in the Payer's box. 3. If a Vendor has been added, the background of the row number will be blue.