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Get the latest payroll tax table update

Learn how to get the newest payroll tax table in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll to stay up to date.


To update your tax table, you need an active payroll subscription. We recommend you update your tax table every time you pay your employees.

Find out if you have the latest tax table.

Download the latest tax table in QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to the Employees menu
  2. Select Get Payroll Updates.
  3. Select the Download Entire Update checkbox.
  4. Select Download Latest Update. A window appears when the download is complete.

Tip: To update the payroll tax table automatically, turn on automatic updates in QuickBooks. See Update QuickBooks Desktop for more info.

Install the latest tax table from a CD

Follow these steps if you use the disk delivery service. Skip to step 2 if you already set up your service keys.

Step 1: Enter your service and disk delivery keys

If you don't have your service key, use the Automated service and disk delivery key tool. Sign in with your Intuit Account login.

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Select Payroll.
  3. Enter Payroll Service Key.
  4. Select Add on the QuickBooks Service Sign-Up screen.
  5. Enter your Service Key, select Next.
  6. Enter your Desk Delivery Key, select Next.

Step 2: Install the update from the CD

When the new tax table is installed, you’ll see a confirmation message.

  1. Insert the Payroll Update CD into your CD drive.
  2. Go to the Employees menu.
  3. Select Get Payroll Updates.
  4. Select Install Update from Disk.
  5. Select Install.

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