Learn how to pay or file state and federal payroll taxes online.
With QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced, you can file and pay for your taxes electronically.
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Step 1: Complete your tax setup
Before you can pay or file payroll taxes, make sure you complete your tax setup. It should just take a few minutes to complete, and then we’ll notify you once you are active.
Step 2: Confirm what and when you need to file
Once you’ve signed up for e-services, you need to confirm what taxes you need to file and pay for. You’ll receive a few reminders that you’ll see in your inbox, To Do lists, and Pay Taxes page.
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Note: You'll need to make sure sufficient funds are available when your payroll taxes are due and to create the tax payment.
Step 3: Pay your taxes
When you’re paying your taxes online, please note the processing times when dealing with Federal and State taxes.
- Federal - The IRS directly withdraws the funds from your bank account on the payment date.
- State - Processing times vary state to state. For most states, you must approve e-payments by 5 pm PT, two banking days before the payment date. Others require approval three or five banking days before the payment date.
- If you see a payment in red on the Pay Taxes page, it's overdue. You can make late payments to the IRS, but some states will block you. You may need to contact the state to make the payment.
- You'll see upcoming tax payments in the Due Later section. Once the liability period is over, they'll move to the Taxes Due Now section.
- You can pay taxes due later, but before you do, be sure you don't have any changes to any payrolls in that liability period.
Learn how to pay for your taxes with:
Step 4: File forms
Tax forms are typically due each calendar quarter or at the end of the year. In QuickBooks and Intuit Online Payroll, you can see when your forms are due, and we’ll send you reminders.
To file your forms: