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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 27, 2019

Run final payroll for 2019

Order year-end supplies

Before the first payroll of 2020

Review and update employee information

Review and update company information

January 29, 2020

January 30, 2020

  • E-file your 1099 forms on or before January 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT so they can be processed and postmarked to your contractors by January 31, 2020.

January 31, 2020

Prepare and file payroll tax forms and payments

Troubleshoot PDF and Print problems with QuickBooks Desktop

For any printing issues encountered, see Troubleshoot PDF and Print problems with QuickBooks Desktop.

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