Hello I am setting up my QB Payroll and it is asking for my arizona tax #. For AZ it is the exact same 9 digits as our federal EIN (example 86-1234567). however QB won't accept it as it says it has to be in this format 1234567 9 the eighth character has to be blank which doesn't work for a valid number. Anyone know how to fix this?
Let me help and make sure we get you back on track., cheesenips.
To isolate this issue, we can perform some troubleshooting steps and check if there are any underlying browser issues.
We can start by accessing your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account in a private or incognito window and enter the state tax ID number form there. Use these keyboard shortcuts below to open one:
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I can provide you with additional information that can help you with setting up AZ Account Number in QuickBooks Online (QBO), @cheesenips.
To help you with setting up your company's state tax information, I suggest reaching out to our Customer Support team. They can further check the account in a secure environment and help you resolve it.
You can reach our Customer Support for QuickBooks Online (QBO) by going to the Help icon at the top right of the account. Follow the steps below:
Refer to this article for more information about the different types of support we offer and their availability: QuickBooks Online Support.
Here's more information on how to add or edit your state account number: Changing a state account number.
For more information on the recent revisions to the Federal W-4 and how to enter and print a W-4 for employees, check this reference: What’s changing with the Federal W-4?.
You can always go back to this thread if you further need help with your company's state tax information. Keep safe and have a wonderful day!
I have been experiencing the same issue described above concerning the fact that the AZ state tax ID number is the same number as the FEIN. Quickbooks will just not accept the number because it requires the state tax ID to be eight numbers. In Arizona, the state tax ID number is the SAME as the FEIN and is therefore NINE numbers. I have tried speaking with Customer Support as you suggested the other people with this problem do, and they have been completely unhelpful. The representative actually suggested I just input the Unemployment Insurance ID number in for the AZ state tax ID number, although these are assigned by two completely different departments within the state government.
Can someone please provide me with an actual solution to this?
QuickBooks Payroll follows the guidelines provided by the federal and state tax agencies,Tucson24.
I can also see that it's asking for an 8-digit tax id number when I tried it on my QBO account.
If you already verified with the state agency that the number should be 9 digit, I would recommend reaching out to our Payroll Support Team once again. They can take a closer look at this ad check if there are any other option to make sure you're able to enter the correct tax id in QBO.
Here's how to reach out to them:
in the meantime, let me also share these payroll-related articles for additional references:
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Good evening, @ErikaN.
Thanks for chiming in on this thread.
Yes, you're able to e-file and e-pay your taxes through QuickBooks Online for Arizona.
For future reference and details on how to do this, review this guide: E-File and E-Pay.
Feel free to come back if you have any trouble along the way. It's my priority that you get this set up successfully. Have a splendid day!
Let me chime in and provide some information that can help you with setting up AZ Account Number in QuickBooks Online, @ShoeBacca.
QuickBooks Payroll observes the guidelines provided by the federal and state tax agencies. I suggest to verified first with your state agency the format and correct set of numbers you need to use.
Otherwise, you can directly reach out to our Payroll Support Team. They have the necessary tools to take a closer look at your account and check if there are any other options to make sure you're able to enter the correct tax id in QBO.
Here's how to reach out to them:
You can also review this resource for more information on how to add or edit your state account number: Changing a state account number.
In case you want to get a closer look at your business's finances, you can review this article to learn payroll reports you can use to view useful information about your business and employees: Run Payroll Reports
You can always go back to this thread if you further need help with your company's state tax information. I'm always around to help. Keep safe!
So, the format for the AZ account number in QBs is correct: 1234567 8 (7 numbers, space, last number)
You should receive a letter from the Department of Economic Security titled "Determination of Unemployment Insurance Liability" This letter took much longer than I anticipated (June 1st, almost 2 months from the time filled out the information online). It contains the proper Arizona Account Number you are looking for. (Side note: they hit our small business up with prepaid Unemployment Tax of nearly 2K July 19th. Not what I expected! i hope to see a partial refund at the end of the year.)
You've probably already fixed this, but Arizona's formatting doesn't allow for a space or dash in the number. While the federal number may be 12-3456789, to enter in the AZ form it needs to be "[removed]." The only other tax number required in Arizona is the Unemployment tax number, issued by DES, the Department of Economic Security. https://des.az.gov/
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