We are planning to migrate the QuickBooks online payroll to QuickBooks desktop payroll. Could you please guide us the process/details.

We are planning to migrate the QuickBooks online payroll to QuickBooks desktop payroll. Could you please guide us the process/details.


Thanks for your interests for using QuickBooks Desktop payroll, MaruthiG.

If you already installed the software and export the data file from Online into Desktop, you can activate payroll in QuickBooks. For more details about activating payroll, you can check out this article: Activate QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

Then, you'll need to enter the historical payroll data from your Online account into your software. You can follow the steps and details in this article: Enter historical payroll data.

On the other hand, you can cancel your Online Payroll account. Just make sure you already paid any outstanding tax deposits, filed any outstanding quarterly forms, and printed the payroll reports.

I found a helpful article for your guidelines about QuickBooks Desktop Payroll: QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Basic, Standard, & Enhanced.

You can always drop a comment to this post if you have more questions. I'd be glad to help. 

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