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Change Employer Identification Number (EIN) in the Payroll Item List or Federal Liability Check

Problem

Within the Payroll Item list, the Account ID column shows the EIN for all tax items. When you change the Employer Identification Number (EIN) in the Company Information window, the EIN shown here is wrong and not the same or missing.

Follow the steps below to correct the EIN in the Payroll Item List and Federal Liability Check.

Details

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Basic, Standard, and Enhanced 

To resolve this issue:

  1. Go to Company > My Company.  Click the edit icon at the upper right.  Click the Company Identification tab on the left.
  2. Change the Federal Employer Identification No. to a different number and then click OK.
  3. Go back to the My Company window, and change the Federal Employer Identification No. back to the correct number.
  4. Click OK.
  5. From the Lists menu, select Payroll Item List. The Account ID should be correct.

If the previous steps do not resolve the issue, begin the payroll setup:

  1. Go to Company > My Company.  Click the edit icon at the upper right.  Click the Company Identification tab on the left.
  2. Change the Federal Employer Identification No.
  3. Choose Employees > Payroll Setup to run Payroll Setup.
  4. Continue through Step 5 (Payroll History).
  5. Click Finish.

Direct Deposit

If you have Direct Deposit service, do not remove the service key. For help with removing and reentering the service key, visit www.payroll.com/contactus, select Payroll, and then click View Contact Info.

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted

If you have QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted, contact the Assisted Payroll team at 888.712.9702 for help with correcting this issue.

 

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