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Turning payroll on and off

Only the QuickBooks Administrator can do this.

When you install QuickBooks, payroll is turned on by default. Depending on your company needs, however, you may want to:

  • Turn payroll off if, for example, you have no employees or you use another program to track your payroll.

  • Turn payroll on if you had previously turned it off.

To turn payroll on or off in QuickBooks

  1. Open the Payroll and Employees preferences.

    1. Go to the Edit menu and click Preferences.

    2. In the Preferences window, click Payroll & Employees in the list on the left.

    3. Click the Company Preferences tab.

  2. Select Full payroll to access all the payroll features in QuickBooks.


    Select No payroll to turn off all payroll features in QuickBooks.

  3. Click OK.

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