Set up your employee's payroll in QuickBooks by performing the following steps.

Payroll setup checklist

You'll need the following information to set up your desktop or online payroll account. You can find the information from your previous payroll provider, in your own records, from your accountant, or from federal and state agencies.

    Getting started with Payroll/Setup payroll

    Quickbooks Desktop Payroll Assisted

    To activate QuickBooks Desktop Payroll:
    • Start Payroll Setup Wizard.
      1. To set up your Payroll, open QuickBooks Desktop.
      2. Select Employees tab in the top toolbar.
      3. Scroll and select Payroll Setup in the dropdown menu to open the wizard.
    • Follow the Payroll Setup Wizard. 

    Note: To activate your Payroll software you will need to contact our Onboarding team at 800.365.9626

    Looking ahead

    Here's a guide to the most common tasks you'll need to complete this year.

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