How to install a payroll tax update from a CD in QuickBooks


In our previous tutorials, we have learnt to download the latest payroll tax table in QuickBooks. In this tutorial, we will learnto install a payroll tax update from a CD.


Step by Step Process to install a payroll tax update from a CD


Step 1:

Insert the Payroll Update CD.

Step 2:

Go to the Get Payroll Updates window.

Step 3:

ForQuickBooks Pro and PremierGo to Employees > Get Payroll Updates.

Step 4:

In the Install Payroll Update window, respond to the prompts in case you are prompted to locate the update.dat orupdate3.dat file.

Step 5:

Select Browse.

Step 6:

In the Install From window, select the CD drive from the Look in drop-down arrow.

Step 7:

Choose either update3.dat or update.dat from the Payroll Update Disk, select Open.

Step 8:

Go to the Payroll Update window, select OK.


  • In case the “File not found” message is received, test your CD drive:
  • Learn how to test your CD drive.
  • Following the above steps, you can install a payroll tax update from a CD. Contact us, if you face any problem while installing a payroll tax update from a CD.

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