how long takes to setup the full payroll service?


Hello there, lcfjrtjmj,

We don't have an exact time frame for the complete setup of your payroll service. As long as you have all the information needed prior to setting it up, it won't take much of your time. Let me guide you on how to set up your payroll service with us.

If you're trying to set up QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted using Payroll Setup Wizard, kindly follow these steps:

  1. Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Go to Employees menu.
  3. Scroll and select Payroll Setup in the drop-down menu to open the wizard.
  4. Follow the Payroll Setup Wizard.

Once done, you need to contact our Onboarding team to activate your Payroll software. Check out this article for their contact information: Get Started with Payroll (Set up QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted hyperlink)

If you're trying to set up QuickBooks Online Payroll Full Service, here are the steps:

  1. Go to Workers from the left menu, then choose Employees.
  2. Select Get started with Payroll to begin the setup process.
  3. Enter in the company, employee and tax information.
  4. You'll see a Run payroll button in your Employees screen once completed.

The good thing is that with our Do it for You Payroll which includes QuickBooks Desktop Assisted, QuickBooks Online Full Service, we do most of setting up for you. 

You can refer to these articles below to know more on how to completely set up your payroll service:

That should get you to the right track. Please let me know if you have other payroll concerns in QuickBooks. I'm just around if you need further help.

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