This article specifically refers to how to schedule and record payments for contractors in Justworks. For more information on how to classify a contractor, view the Contractors page.
Scheduling US-Based Contractor Pay
Justworks makes scheduling and recording payments to contractors easy.
From the Payments Center, find the pay type for Contractor Pay, and select Schedule Payment.
Next, select the pay date. Once you select a date, you’ll be notified which day funds will be debited from your company’s bank account to make the payment.
You’ll also be able to enter in a note that will be visible on the contractor’s paystub.
From the next screen, you’ll select each of the recipients of the payment, and the amount to pay them.
Once you review and submit, you'll see the success page as below. This page will let you know when your company’s bank account will be debited for this payment, as well as the last time you’ll be able to cancel or edit the payment.
Admins with Make a Payment permissions will also receive an email confirmation of the payment being successfully submitted.
Recording External Payment Amounts
If you’ve paid this contractor outside of Justworks, you can add that payment amount to their account at any time. From Manage > Contractors, you can click on their profile, and scroll down to settings.
Here, you’ll let us know whether or not you want us to file a 1099 for them, as well as any external payment amounts that need to be included on their 1099.
1099 Preview Report
At the end of each year, you can view a preview of what information will be included on your US-based contractors' and vendors' 1099s by navigating to the Report > 1099 Preview Report.
Youwill be able to view and download a spreadsheet that includes the breakdown of what will be in each box of the 1099 through Justworks. While the report in-app will show all US-based contractors and vendors, downloaded reports will only show contractors and vendors whose 1099 filing status is currently set to Justworks to File.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.