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Year-end checklist for QuickBooks Payroll Desktop Assisted

Learn how you can wrap up this year’s payroll and prepare for the next with QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted.

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.

Go over these important dates and tasks as you plan your year-end payroll work. And you can use the links to get steps or more info on anything you're wondering about.

December 29, 2020

Run final payroll for 2020

Order year-end supplies

December 31, 2020

Before the first payroll of 2021

Review and update employee information

Review and update company information

January 10, 2021

  • If you chose Self Print for your W-2 printing, W-2s will be available in Payroll Tax Center for printing and distribution.
  • If you choose Intuit Print for your W-2 forms, fees will start charging to your account.

January 29, 2021

  • E-file your 1099-NEC on or before January 29, 2021 at 9:00 PM PT so they can be processed and postmarked to your contractors by February 1, 2021.

February 1, 2021

Prepare and file payroll tax forms and payments

March 1 and 31, 2021

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