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How e-file works


Here are the basic procedures for setting up and submitting a payroll tax form electronically.

Set up payroll tax forms for e-file

  1. Make sure that you have the appropriate Go onlinepayroll service subscription.

  2. Make sure your QuickBooks company information is current in your company file. Why?

    When you submit a form to the agency, QuickBooks sends certain company information required by the agency, such as an e-mail address that the agency can use to contact you about the form. Be sure that the information in your company file is current and complete.

  3. Set up your payroll tax forms in payroll setup. You can set up payroll tax form for e-file as well as for print.

  4. Enroll in the tax agency's electronic filing program (if the tax agency requires enrollment). Not all agencies require enrollment but, for those agencies that do, it's important that you've completed the entire process before you submit a form from QuickBooks. Enrollment instructions are included in payroll setup and on the Go onlinePayroll Tax Support web site.

Submit a payroll tax form electronically

  1. Prepare and submit your payroll tax form.

    What happens to the form after it's submitted?

  2. Check the status of your form.

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