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Pay and file your payroll taxes online

Learn how to enroll in e-services so you can pay or file your federal and state payroll taxes online.

Here's a list of resources that will help guide you through enrolling and then pay or file Federal and State payroll taxes within minutes in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced for tax types:

  • Federal 940, 941,944,W-2 and W-3
  • Selected State Taxes and Forms

Follow the right steps

This article is for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced. Here's how to check to be sure which version of payroll you have. If you're using QuickBooks Desktop Basic or Standard, you'll need to file and pay taxes directly with the agencies.

Please visit the agency websites for instructions.

Using Online Payroll? Pay and file payroll taxes electronically with QuickBooks Online Payroll instead.

Note: Don’t know what payroll service you have? Find out which payroll service you have.

Note: 1099s are handled separately. Find out more about filing 1099s.

Understand requirements for e-services

To participate in E-File and E-Pay, you must have:

  • A supported version of QuickBooks Desktop
  • Active Quickbooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced Service subscription
  • Log in credentials required by the agency
  • Tax form or payment liability you plan to submit through E-File or E-Pay must be supported in QuickBooks Desktop
  • The latest payroll tax table update.

Federal e-services

How to enroll

Enroll in e-pay and e-file services for 940,941 and 944 taxes for a quick and easy way to pay and file your payroll taxes.

Note: If you have already enrolled and have e-filed your federal forms before, no need to re-enroll you may begin e-filing forms with QuickBooks Desktop. If you have made e-payments using the EFTPS website, EFTPS phone system, or through other channels, you don't have to re-enroll

How to submit forms or payments using e-services

Use e-pay and e-file services to pay or file 940,941, 944 taxes and W-2 or W3 in just a few steps.

Note: Payments and filings are not submitted automatically, you must submit forms and payments.

State e-services

How to enroll

Enroll in e-pay and e-file services for state taxes for a quick and easy way to pay and file your payroll taxes.

Each state has different requirements, so, depending on your State, you may be required to enroll with a State Tax Agency. The state will provide you with a log in to be used to pay and file forms in Quickbooks Desktop. See Enroll in e-file with your state tax agency.

How to submit forms or payments using e-services

Use e-pay and e-file services to pay or file state taxes in minutes.

How to see the status of your payment or filing

Verify your payment or filing status to stay worry free. Processing times vary from agency to agency. See Check e-file or e-pay status for more info.

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