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Year-end checklist for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Use this year-end checklist to prepare your tax forms in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

December and January are important months for every business. Whether it’s filing your taxes or sending out your employees’ W-2s, there are several things you need to get done.

Use this guide if you use one of the following payroll products:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Basic
  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Standard
  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced

Go over these important dates and tasks as you plan your work. If you need more info, select the link for more help.

December 29, 2020

Run final payroll for 2020

Order year-end supplies

Before the first payroll of 2021

Review and update employee information

Review and update company information

January 27, 2021

January 29, 2021

  • E-file your 1099-NEC on or before January 29, 2021 at 9:00 PM PT so they can be processed and postmarked to your contractors by February 1, 2021.

February 1, 2021

Prepare and file payroll tax forms and payments

March 1 and 31, 2021

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