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Enroll in E-File & Pay

Learn how to enroll in E-File & Pay to electronically file and pay taxes using your online payroll services.

Turn on the E-File & Pay feature

You can easily file and pay taxes to the federal and state agency using the E-File & Pay feature in your online payroll.

This article will show you how to enroll in E-file & Pay.

QuickBooks Online Payroll Enhanced

  1. Go to Settings and select Payroll Settings.
  2. In the Taxes section, select E-file and E-pay.
  3. In the E-pay and E-file Setup page, select E-file and e-pay (recommended).
  4. Select Federal taxes and your state.
    • If your state is not showing from the list, see Electronic services offered by states if we support e-file and pay for your state.
    • If you need to enroll an additional state later on, go back to this page and select the new state.
  5. If you have not connected your bank account yet, enter the bank account info to proceed with the connection. See Connect your bank to online payroll for assistance.
  6. Select E-sign to sign your documents. You can choose to print and sign the documents but make sure to contact us to send it.
  7. If you have selected E-sign, you will go through a series of questions to complete and pass. If you failed, you will be asked to print, sign, and send the documents. Contact us to send the documents. From the Help section in your online payroll, select Contact us to connect with a payroll support.

For new sign up, E-File & Pay setup has also been added to the tax setup flow.

Once authorization forms have been received and bank info has been verified, we will process the enrollment. You will receive an email as soon as your payroll account is active for E-File & Pay. Note that each state has a different enrollment lead time.

Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced

  1. From the Setup tab, select Update Electronic Services.
  2. Select Add / Edit Electronic Services.
  3. Select Start.
  4. Select Yes, I want to electronically pay and file my payroll taxes through my payroll account.
  5. Enter bank account and principal officer info.
  6. Review banking and principal info entered. Select Back to modify or Confirm to proceed.
  7. Confirm IRS details for your business, then Continue.
  8. Select Electronically if you want to enroll in state e-file and pay. If you need to enroll an additional state later on, go back to this page and select your new state.
  9. Select your service fee payment method, then Continue.
  10. Select Show my forms.
  11. Print, sign, and contact us to send or upload the authorization form. From the Help section in your online payroll, select Contact us to connect with a payroll support.

Once authorization forms have been received and bank info has been verified, we will process the enrollment. You will receive an email as soon as your payroll account is active for E-File & Pay. Note that each state has a different enrollment lead time.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Enter the new state info.
  2. Go through the E-File & Pay enrollment again. Follow the steps above for your product.
  3. In some cases, you are required to send additional forms. Contact us to send the forms. From the Help section in your online payroll, select Contact us to connect with a payroll support.
  4. You will receive an email as soon as you can e-file and pay taxes for the new state. Note that the enrollment lead time varies per state.

Contact us to assist you with completing the enrollment process. From the Help section in your online payroll, select Contact us to connect with a payroll support.

We can check the status of the electronic services enrollment for you. From the Help section in your online payroll, select Contact us to connect with a payroll support.

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