Do I need QB Payroll software? I have Desktop accounting software
Please expand on how you can generate payroll yet not have to file forms. Are you using a different payroll product and merely need to record the results in QB? Even for only 8 people there are enough forms to file. You can do it all the old school way with the IRS publications and tax tables and paper forms but there comes a time when even an 8 employee business will be required to file everything electronically (not yet)
I can provide you with some additional information on if you need QuickBooks Payroll Software. There's a feature within QuickBooks Desktop that records the payroll but doesn't calculate and enter payroll taxes, and file your tax forms for you. This is called Manual Payroll. Here's how to set it up:
QuickBooks Desktop 2018 or later
Go to the Edit option.
Press Payroll & Employees, then select the Company Preferences section.
Make sure the Full Payroll and Manual Payroll boxes are checked in the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Features section.
In the "Get payday peace of mind" window, click Next and then Activate in the confirmation screen.
Pick OK to apply the changes.
Hit OK to close out of the "preferences" window.
Note: If you set this feature up, you'll need to calculate payroll taxes and file payroll forms outside of QuickBooks.
If you have any trouble along the way or need a better explanation on what would be best for your business, then I recommend contacting our Customer Support Team. They have additional tools to use a screen share to walk you through the steps.
Let me know if this helps. I'm always here to have your back. Enjoy the rest of your day!