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kbsf2
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State W-2

Greetings, I am trying to create my State W-2 files.  I am able to create the Excel file required, but then I get this message: 

 

"After reviewing this data, click the Add-Ins tab to locate the QuickBooks Payroll State W-2 menu. From there create your W-2 text file and access filing instructions."

 

Where is the Add-ins tab?

 

Thanks!

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Best answer January 21, 2021

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Maybelle_S
QuickBooks Team

State W-2

Glad to have you here in the Community, @kbsf2.

 

I'm happy to assist you with filing and printing out your W-2s in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).

 

To locate the Add-Ins tab, let's first verify if your payroll tax table is updated to make sure you're able to create a W-2 successfully in QuickBooks.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Employees menuthen select Get Payroll Updates. 
  2. Check the version of the tax table you have.
  3. The first line in the Get Payroll Updates window, "You are using tax table version: #####," lists the tax table version. 
  4. Click the Payroll Update Info to see summary information and its changes.

If it isn't updated, follow the steps to download the latest payroll tax table. Check out: Get the latest payroll tax table update. You can also update the payroll tax table automatically by turning on the automatic updates in QuickBooks.

 

Once everything is updated, you're now able to see the Welcome window with its instruction and lets you continue creating W-2. 

 

I'm also adding a help article as your future reference. Read through: E-file Federal W-2 Forms. It will guide you on how you can file your payroll forms electronically in QuickBooks. 

 

Keep me posted if you need more help with the process. We're always around here to guide you through.

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Maybelle_S
QuickBooks Team

State W-2

Glad to have you here in the Community, @kbsf2.

 

I'm happy to assist you with filing and printing out your W-2s in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).

 

To locate the Add-Ins tab, let's first verify if your payroll tax table is updated to make sure you're able to create a W-2 successfully in QuickBooks.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Employees menuthen select Get Payroll Updates. 
  2. Check the version of the tax table you have.
  3. The first line in the Get Payroll Updates window, "You are using tax table version: #####," lists the tax table version. 
  4. Click the Payroll Update Info to see summary information and its changes.

If it isn't updated, follow the steps to download the latest payroll tax table. Check out: Get the latest payroll tax table update. You can also update the payroll tax table automatically by turning on the automatic updates in QuickBooks.

 

Once everything is updated, you're now able to see the Welcome window with its instruction and lets you continue creating W-2. 

 

I'm also adding a help article as your future reference. Read through: E-file Federal W-2 Forms. It will guide you on how you can file your payroll forms electronically in QuickBooks. 

 

Keep me posted if you need more help with the process. We're always around here to guide you through.

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