How to activate a payroll service purchased from a retail store| QuickBooks

You may have purchased the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll in a box or bought the payroll service from a retail store. In case you are a new user of the service, you need to follow the instructions mentioned in this tutorial to activate the payroll service in QuickBooks Desktop.

Step by Step process to activate a payroll service purchased from a retail store:-

Step 1:
Open QuickBooks. Go to Employees > Payroll > Install Payroll from Box.
In case you do not observe Install Payroll from Box, your QuickBooks Desktop might have a payroll subscription.

Step 2:

  • Create the fields in the Payroll License and Product Information page.
  • The Payroll license number of QuickBooks Desktop is displayed on a brightly colored sticker on the folder inside your box.
  • The product number is then included in the directions on the folder. These numbers can work together to recognize and verify your Payroll subscription in order to produce a valid service key, that you will use to unlock your payroll subscription.

Step 3:
Select Continue.

Step 4:

  • Fill the fields in the Payroll Company Legal Information section. All of them are required fields except they are not specified as optional.
  • The Payroll Company offers paychecks for its employees, and its Federal employer ID number (EIN) is displayed on the tax filings.

Step 5:
Read the disclaimer in the Billing Information section. Enter the payment and contact information required. The payroll that you have purchased is for 1-year subscription and for a limited number of employees.

The credit card that you enter will be used for the following:

Step 6:
Read the disclaimer billing section.

Important Note:

  • Renewal of the subscription – the subscription will automatically get renewed after a year of activating your payroll. You will receive a notification at least 30 days in advance prior to the automatic renewal of your service.
  • Fee Per Employee – It depends on the number of employees that you pay in a month, and it is debited in the following month. For Example: The per employee fee for the employees will be paid in January and it will be debited on your billing day of the following month (February).

Step 7:
Select Continue.

Step 8:
Log in to your Intuit Account.

Step 9:

  • Click the Start Payroll button in the Confirmation.
  • Congratulations! Your QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Service has now been active. In order to get started in using the service, you need to complete the 6 easy steps of the Payroll Setup Interview.

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