Can my subscription be suspended until I receive EIN and hire? I was just billed for a month plus $2 per employee... EIN delayed du to gov't shutdown, have no bank acct.


Hello there, normantward73,

Yes, you can temporarily suspend your payroll subscription and re-subscribe anytime until you receive the EIN.

Here's how to cancel your payroll service in QuickBooks Desktop:

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Select My Payroll Service, then Account/Billing Info.
  3. Sign in to Intuit Account (My Account login) using your Intuit login credentials.
  4. In the Service Information section, click the Cancel link.
  5. Proceed with the process to cancel your payroll service.

For additional information, you can read through this article: Cancel Standard, Enhanced, or Basic payroll service.

To reactive your payroll service:

  1. Sign in to Intuit Account.
  2. On the Manage your QuickBooks page, select the product or service you would like to manage. 
  3. Under Products & Services, select the Payroll Subscription tile.
  4. Click the Resubscribe link under the status.
  5. Validate if the information in the Reactivate Subscription fields are correct. 
  6. Click Save and Continue.
  7. Review the Subscription details and the billing information, then click Reactivate.
  8. A pop-up message will show subscription has been reactivated. Click Got it!.
  9. It may take up to 24 hours for the reactivation of your subscription to fully complete. Your subscription will show Active once the reactivation is complete.

For other options on how to reactivate your payroll, feel free to read this article: Renew or reactivate your Desktop payroll service.

Also, I recommend contacting our QuickBooks Desktop Payroll team to confirm your payroll is completely cancelled.

Here's how to contact them:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Payroll.
  3. Click the View Contact Info.

You can now cancel your payroll subscription and won't be charged for the active employee. 

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with concerning payroll. I'm always around whenever you my help.

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