I am shutting down my business May 31, 2019. How will I access my W2 and any tax information that I will need for the end of the year?

Do I have to continue my quick books subscription for the rest of the year in order to get the necessary tax information that I'll need even though I am closing down my business May 31, 2019?


Hello, washyourpawsdogg.

You don’t need to waste your money to continue your QuickBooks and payroll subscription. You can instead cancel them right away and still be able to access your tax information at the end of the year. Just make sure to keep your QuickBooks Desktop installed in your computer. Also secure backup copy of your company file to avoid data loss.

Here’s how to get your tax information without having any subscription:

  1. Go to Employees at the top.
  2. Select Payroll tax Forms and W2s.
  3. Click Tax Form worksheet in Excel.
  4. Then select your desired form and click Create Report.

You can also run some payroll reports such as Payroll Summary (Reports > Employees & Payroll > Payroll Summary) that might have the information needed in your tax forms.

For more information about cancelling QuickBooks Desktop subscription, please refer to this article: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Manage-subscription-and-users/Cancel-your-QuickBooks-Desktop-subscription/td-p/262075.

Visit us here again if you have further questions.

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