QuickBooks Team

Employees and payroll

Hi fsm02122020,


QuickBooks Desktop Payroll is only designed for the U.S, U.K, and Canada. This is why you're unable to run payroll in the program.


You'll want to do your payroll manually. Before doing so, please make sure that your computer is offline or is not connected to the internet. Then, follow these steps to set up the preferences:


  1. Go to Edit Preferences.
  2. Select Payroll & Employees and click the Company Preferences tab.
  3. In the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Features section, select the Full Payroll radio button.
  4. Select OK.

Here's a sample screenshot for a visual guide:



Once done, you can now create the manual payroll. I've got this article for reference: Set up payroll without a subscription.


Please reach out to me if you need anything else. Thanks.