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How do you record / pay tax penalty payments?

How do I post penalties/interest from IRS in QB Desktop? The penalties were regarding Liability Filing/Payments for Q4 2017. I cannot find anywhere online with this answer, except for QB Online.  Also, should I pay through QB or EFTPS online?

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How do you record / pay tax penalty payments?

Welcome, @GiuseppeM and thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Community for assistance. I have some insight on posting penalties/interest in QB Desktop to pass along.


You can record this as an expense outside of Payroll, one way to post this would be as a Journal entry. For more information on Journal Entries, click here.


In order to process the payment itself, you would want to do that through the tax agency's website.


If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out. I'll be here to help.

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