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Register for your payroll state account numbers in QuickBooks Online Payroll

by Intuit Updated 3 months ago

Learn how to get your state account numbers for payroll.

Every state requires you to have account numbers to pay and file your state payroll taxes.

Additionally, you may also need local tax account numbers.  If you’re new to doing payroll, or setting up an employee in a new state, you can apply for your state and local tax account numbers in QuickBooks Online Payroll.  We partner with CorpNet. Fees apply. 

Here’s how to get started. 

If you’re setting up QuickBooks Online Payroll for the first time

  1. Go to Payroll, then select Overview
  2. From Let us handle your taxes, select Start or Edit on Enter your tax info. 
  3. Select Next until you get to your state tax window.
  4. Select Get an account number
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to gather the info needed and apply for your account number.  If you have any questions, contact CorpNet at 1-888-449-2638. 
  6. Repeat steps 3-4 for each state account number you need. 

If you’re already using QuickBooks Online Payroll and are adding a new employee in a new state

  1. Add your new employee. 
  2. Go to Settings, then select Payroll Settings
  3. From the new state, select Edit
  4. Select Get your account number
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to gather the info needed and apply for your account number.  If you have any questions, contact CorpNet at 1-888-449-2638. 
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