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I purchased the Desktop enhanced payroll and it is not giving the forms for 2020

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I purchased the Desktop enhanced payroll and it is not giving the forms for 2020

Thanks for purchasing our Payroll service, @vbppmp.


I'm here to ensure you're able to get the 2020 forms in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced. 


You'll need to make sure that the tax table is updated, payroll is completely set up, and activated. This way, you'll able to see the payroll reports in your account. Let me show you how to check on this one at a time.


To check the latest payroll update:


  1. Go to Employees, then select Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Check the number next to “You are using tax table version:”.
  3. The latest Payroll Update is 22108, released on March 18, 2021.


Check out this article for more guidance: Latest payroll news and updates.


To check payroll status, here's how: 


  1. Select the Employees tab in the top toolbar.
  2. If you see Activated, then you're good to go. 
  3. If not, click Payroll Setup in the dropdown menu. 
  4. Follow the Payroll Setup Wizard instructions.


For the complete steps on how to set up payroll, visit this article: Get started with Payroll.


Once done, you can now view, print, and pay the forms by going to the Payroll Center. For the complete directions, check out this articles: 



Additionally, feel free to click these links about handling your employee's data, paychecks, forms, reports, and other topics. 



Don't hesitate to leave a message below if you have additional questions. I'm glad to support you. Take care always. 

Level 1

I purchased the Desktop enhanced payroll and it is not giving the forms for 2020



I have  done as suggested 

But still i am not able to find the usual forms that i can generate 

Can you please provide tel # i can call 





QuickBooks Team

I purchased the Desktop enhanced payroll and it is not giving the forms for 2020

I appreciate you for performing the steps shared above, @vbppmp.

I can share the reason why the forms for 2020 are not showing up in QuickBooks Desktop.


The payroll forms have been updated to the current quarter. If you want to pull up the form for 2020, this was saved on your device as a PDF file if you've submitted the form already.


However, if you want to file a form, you have the option to pull up and print the same form in QuickBooks Desktop. Just make sure to select the correct quarter. Know that the form is displaying as 2021 since it's the current year. However, the information that will show up is for 2020. After that, you can file it manually to the IRS.


You can check out this link on how to do prepare and print them: Learn how to prepare and print Form 941, Schedule B, and Form 940.


If you want to have the year 2020 to appear on the form, you may consider gathering the 941 form's data and download the form from the IRS website and mail it to them.


Moreover, you can process it manually through the Tax Form Worksheets in QBDT.


Here's how:

  1. Click on Reports at the top menu bar.
  2. Choose Employees & Payroll.
  3. Hit on More Payroll Reports in Excel.
  4. Select Tax Form Worksheets
  5. An Excel file will open and hit on Enable Edit at the top.
  6. Select Quarterly 941 on the QuickBooks Tax Worksheet window.
  7. Choose the correct date range and press on Create Report

Just click the Enable Content button to open the QuickBooks Tax Worksheets window.


Please see the sample screenshot attached below so you know what I'm referring to.

Please refer to this article for more details: Excel-based payroll reports.


I'm just a post away if you have any other questions about payroll forms in QuickBooks Desktop.  I'll be pleased to help you out. Have a great day.   

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