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Mary Anne
Level 1

payroll for mac

Can i manually mark a tax payment as exported i put it in my quickbooks it would not export.  

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payroll for mac

I’m here to help so you can export your payroll tax payments to QuickBooks for Mac, Mary Anne.

If you’re trying to export your tax payments from QuickBooks Online Payroll to QuickBooks for Mac, you’ll want to set an export preference first and make an Intuit Interchange Format (IIF) file. This way, you can import the downloaded IIF file into QuickBooks for Mac.

To set your export preference, please follow the outlined steps below:


  1. Log in to your QuickBooks Online Payroll account.
  2. Select the Gear icon and go to Payroll Settings.
  3. Click the Pencil icon in the Accounting section.
  4. On the Export preferences page, choose QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.
  5. Select Continue.
  6. Review the assigned accounts and press Done.

Once done, generate an IIF file for your tax payments. I’ll show you how:


  1. Go to the Taxes menu, then choose Payroll tax.
  2. Select Tax payment history under Payment resources.
  3. Filter the date for the tax payments you want to export.
  4. Put a checkmark in the box for one or more payments to export.
  5. Select Export to Accounting.

The file will be sent to your Downloads folder after. Then, perform the instructions below to import the downloaded IIF file into your Mac account.

  1. Back up your company file.
  2. Once finished, go to the File menu.
  3. Select Import.
  4. Click From IIF Files, choose the downloaded IIF file.

On the other hand, if you’re using Intuit Online Payroll, you can refer to this article for complete instructions: Exporting to QuickBooks for Mac.

If you encounter issues while exporting your data, just check out this reference: QuickBooks Desktop export troubleshooting (Mac, IIF, & One-Click).


Also, you can visit our Support page in case you need resources, video tutorials, and tips to manage your payroll transactions.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out again if you have any other concerns or questions besides exporting your data. I’d be glad to assist you further. Take care always!

Mary Anne
Level 1

payroll for mac

Yes this is how I export my payroll each week but I had some tax payments that will not export so I put them in my quick books manually and want to just mark them like they are exported. I had to put them in my quick books so my checking account is right. 

QuickBooks Team

payroll for mac

Hi Mary Anne!

I understand that you wanted to mark the tax payments as exported. Allow me to help you.

Currently, we're unable to mark the payments as exported. However, please note that you export all payroll-related transactions including tax payments.

  1. Go to the Payroll menu, then Overview
  2. From the Shortcuts menu select Export.
  3. Use the filters to find the transactions you need to export. 
  4. Select the transactions you want to export then select Export


Also, I suggest you send feedback to our developers and let them know that you need an option to mark the transactions as exported. Go to the Gear icon and select Feedback.

I added these links for your reference in exporting the data and running a report:


Please feel free to reach out to us again if you have any other questions. Take care!

Mary Anne
Level 1

payroll for mac

when I click on the tax file I want to export it will go through all the steps to download the iif file. When I go to my QB the file didn't down load any of the payments and when i go back to export it still shows i have the same payments that are not exported.

02/16/2022NYS Income Tax$02/13/202202/19/2022Payroll Date 2/16/22No
02/09/2022NYS Income Tax$02/06/202202/12/2022Payroll Date 2/9/22No
02/02/2022NYS Income Tax$01/30/202202/05/2022Payroll Date 2/2/22No
01/26/2022NYS Income Tax$01/23/202201/29/2022Payroll Date 1/26/22No
01/19/2022NYS Income Tax$01/16/202201/22/2022Payroll Date 1/19/22No
01/12/2022NYS Income Tax$01/09/202201/15/2022Payroll Date 1/12/22No
01/05/2022NYS Income Tax$01/02/202201/08/2022Payroll Date 1/05/2022No



payroll for mac

It's my pleasure to assist you today, @Mary anne.


Before we report this issue to our engineers, I have a couple of suggestions to rule out this problem. Have you tried opening your account in a private web browser? I need to be sure if this is a caching problem.


Unexpected issues in QuickBooks are sometimes associated with the amount of data stored in the cache. This is because a regular browser will constantly overwrite itself and will not remove history unless done manually.


Private browsing will not save any history, so it's a great place to identify issues in the browser. Use these keyboard shortcuts to launch a new private window:


  • Google Chrome: press Ctrl Shift N  
  • Mozilla Firefox: press Ctrl Shift P
  • Safari: press Command Shift N


If it works, clear the cache to resolve browser issues in QBO. You can also use a different browser and see if the issue persists there.


If you keep getting the same problem, I highly recommend contacting our QuickBooks Online Care Team this time. They can check if there are similar reports from other users and help open an investigation on this unexpected behavior. Here's how you can get our contact information:


They can help report this to our engineers who can help with program bugs and other technical concerns. Follow these steps to reach out to a live agent:


  1. Go to the Help menu then choose the Search tab.
  2. At the bottom click on Contact us.
  3. Enter the keyword Account Management and Billing in the What can we help you with? box.
  4. On the next screen, scroll down to How would you like to connect with us section.
  5. Choose Chat with us to initiate a discussion with a live agent.
  6. Enter you account contact information then press Get a chat.
  7. When using this option, make sure to enable pop-up windows. The chat box will appear at the bottom right section of your monitor, and an agent will be with you shortly after. See this:


When you're connected, provide all the information about your concern or request a viewing session with out representative. 


Post here again if you have other concerns with the export processes in QuickBooks. I'll be right here if you need further assistance. Have a nice day

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