How to set up payroll taxes in quickbooks pro. Get full support.

How to set up payroll taxes in quickbooks pro. Get full support.

How to set up payroll taxes in quickbooks

Inorder to setup your quickbooks for payroll taxes you would first need to have the following below given information handy. If you don’t have the access to them already then we would suggest you to check this out with the provider who was earlier handling the payroll of your company.

  • First and foremost, the company’s bank accounts number would be required. This will be entered into the system to do subsequent transactions.
  • Any benefits or compensation that your company’s employees are eligible for. If there are then:
    • What types of benefits they are eligible for like any bonuses, commission etc.
    • What types of compensation they are eligible for like any insurance or retirement plans.
    • Any advances or reimbursements they are availing.
  • Details of your staff:
    • A complete W-4 form.
    • There salary details,
    • Any deductions like their contribution towards insurance etc.
    • When they get paid. Paying frequency.
    • Since how long they are working with the company.
    • Their bank account details.
  • Tax details:
    • ID number: This will include details related to ID number from the regulated authorities like IRS or state run agencies.
    • Enrollment number from EFTPS.
    • Tax rates or surcharge details if applicable.
  • Previous details:
    • If you are starting in the middle of the financial year and is already paying your staff then all that information will also be required. This will help quickbooks to calculate payrolls more easily.

Setup your payroll taxes

Once you have all the information handy and easily accessible you would now want to setup your taxes. Now your setup process will a lot depend on the quickbooks version you are using. Thus here are the universal steps, you would need to follow to setup payroll taxes within Quickbooks.

  1. The very first step in your process would be to activate your payroll account within Quickbooks. You can do that by:
    1. Login to your Quickbooks account. From the top side navigation bar, click on the Employees tab.
    2. The window that appears now, click on the payrolls tab. From the drop down menu click on the service key tab.
    3. Here you will need to feed in the service key that you got at the time of the purchase of payroll software.
  2. Click on the “+” button and you will get the access to the window wherein you will submit the service key.
  3. If you don’t already have the key with you then check out the mail you got from the vendor. Usually the key is present in the confirmation mail that you receive soon after the purchase. If you are still not able to locate the key then we would request you to give us a call at our toll free number at 1800-940-7442. Our quickbooks proadvisor will then get in touch with you and help you locate the same.
  4. Once you have the service key with you then enter the same in the box provided and hit Next.
  5. You will then receive a notification stating that your payroll account has been activated.
  6. Click Ok and exit the window.
  7. Now you would launch the program with Quickbooks. This you will do by:
    1. Clicking on the Employees tab.
    2. This will open up the scroller.
    3. Choose to setup payroll. A new window will now appear. Herein you will be required to feed in the info. Here follow the prompts and your setup will be initiated.

If you need any further help then talk to our Quickbooks support team. To talk to our quickbooks professional staff dial our toll free number @1800-940-7442 and raise your issue.

Related Articles:

Report Your Issue

(Didn't find what you were looking for! Report your issue and get customized help from our QuickBooks experts.)

QuickBooks Version:
Edition Year:
No of User: Licence
HELP Needed:
Operating System:

What is Qbpro?

We are a Quickbooks and TurboTax consulting firm that takes care of all the issues that people might ever face within these programs. If you are using any of the above platforms and are continuously faced with bugs then we are here to help. You can connect with us for errors related to Quickbooks or TurboTax via any of the medium below:

What Our Clients Say...

Here is what people have to say about us.

Areas we serve:

We are proud to announce that we are covering entire Canada. Thus if you face any issues now, give us a call as our proadvisors work 24/7 to get your issues fixed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Me

Leave a Message

Disclaimer: is a reputable QuickBooks® Consulting firm that provides professional support services related to your accounting software. It is also a front-runner in providing 3rd party technical support services for quickbooks.


"Get QuickBooks Support, no matter where you are living in Canada. Just Call and get issues fixed."

Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New BrunswickNewfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova ScotiaNunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon


Are you confused and not able to manage your books on QuickBooks…!

Dial us: ✆ +1800-940-7442

Still facing issues

Get Help For Your QuickBooks Accounting Software

Resolve your every issue on a
Free 30 minutes call

Enter your details to get a cheat sheet of 96 awesome tricks to use Quickbooks like a pro.

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.

Get FREE 30 minutes, Resolve your issues now!

Call Now: 1-800-940-7442