Why do I have to create an account for each company I do payroll for?
Thanks for reaching out, corporateplus. I'm here to lend a hand about creating an account for payroll for each company.
QuickBooks Desktop Payroll can only support one company file per EIN. This is to avoid causing errors when attempting to use multiple company files under the same EIN. You can check out add an EIN to existing Payroll Subscription that contains the requirements and limitations about this.
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