How To Activate QuickBooks Payroll Purchased From The Web or Phone


  • Once you have purchased a payroll service from the phone or web, you require activating the service in QuickBooks by entering a service key that is provided to you at the time of purchase.
  • In case you have purchased the payroll service from a retail store, you need to activate your payroll license online to get the service key.



Activating a payroll service purchased from a retail store.

Keyword Definition:


Auto- renewal:

A payroll service is a subscription that is automatically renewed and your bank account or credit card will be debited automatically at the start of each subscription term.


Your payroll subscription may be cancelled any time through an online cancellation tool.

How to get your service key

  • If you have purchased the payroll service from the web or phone, an email will be received with your service key. To activate the service you are required to input the service key in your QuickBooks.
  • If you are not provided with the service key, use our Automated Service Key/Disk Delivery Key Tool. You need to sign in using your Intuit Account login.


The automated tool may not work if:

  • If there are multiple payroll orders in QuickBooks for a company.
  • Your payroll product is purchased from aretail store.
  • Business phone number you provided did not match what Intuit has on file.


Read More:

How to enter the service key in your QuickBooks.

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