Activating a payroll service purchased from a retail store
You may have bought the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll in a box or purchased the payroll service from a retail store. If you are a new user of the service, follow the instructions in this article to activate the payroll service in QuickBooks Desktop.
To activate the payroll service:
In QuickBooks, go to Employees > Payroll > Install Payroll from Box.
Complete the fields in the Payroll License and Product Information page.
Complete the fields in the Payroll Company Legal Information section. All fields are required unless specified as optional.
Read the disclaimer in the Billing Information section.
The payroll you have purchased is for 1 year subscription, and for limited employees. The credit card you enter will be used for the following:
- Renewal of the subscription - the subscription will automatically renew a year after activating your payroll. You will be notified at least 30 days in advance prior to the automatic renewal of your service.
- Per Employee Fee - depends on the number of employees that you pay in a month, and is debited the following month. Example: The per employee fee for the employees paid in January will be debited on your billing day of the following month (February).
Log in to your Intuit Account.
Click the Start Payroll button in the Confirmation.