Why won't it let me file quarterly taxes after the latest payroll update?

I've run the latest payroll updates and it still won't allow me to file the federal quarterly taxes such as the 941.  It keeps giving me the error message to update payroll.  I don't want to be penalized because QuickBooks can't recognize that I've run the updates.  Am I missing a step or something? 


Thank you for providing the detailed information above, mitreasurer.

I appreciate you for downloading the latest payroll update. 

Let's check the QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) version that you have to make sure you can file your taxes on time.

Here's how:

  1. Open QBDT, then press F2 key or Ctrl+1 on your keyboard.
  2. Check the current version and release you have.
  3. Inspect the latest release available for your product.

To update your product, you can refer to this article: Update to the Latest Release of QuickBooks Desktop. This contains options on how to update, and its steps.

Once done, you can now prepare and file your quarterly taxes. You can check out this article for the detailed steps how to print or submit the forms: Prepare and print Form 941, Schedule B, and Form 940.

Should you have other payroll concerns, let me know by leaving a comment below. I'm just around if you need help.

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