Federal EFTPS (E-Payment) Enrollment
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is used by the IRS for employer payments. Your QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll subscription allows you to send payments directly to the EFTPS system.
You will be able to set up and send EFTPS payments in your QuickBooks.
- An Enhanced Payroll subscription
- A supported version of QuickBooks
- An internet connection
- The most recent payroll update
Follow the steps to enroll and setup QuickBooks. Click on one of these topics to be directed to the instructions or continue reading to follow the process from start to finish.
- Log in to EFTPS.gov and enroll to make E-Payments.
- Within 7 to 10 business days, you will receive a 4-digit PIN in the mail.
- When you receive your 4-digit PIN, log back in to EFTPS.gov and set up an Internet Password.
Keep your PIN and Internet Password in a safe place. You will need them when you make an E-Payment.
- From the Employees menu, choose Payroll Center.
- QuickBooks 2014: Click the Pay Liabilities tab.
- In the Pay Scheduled Liabilities section, click Related Payment Activities and then Edit Payment Due Dates/Methods.
- QuickBooks 2014: At the bottom of the page, under Other Activities click Change Payment Method.
- In the Payroll Setup interview, click Continue to be taken to the first payment in the list of taxes you pay.
- If you want to E-Pay this tax, change the filing method E-Pay and select Next until you can click Finish.
- Review the list of scheduled payments and click Continue.
- Double click on name of the bank account you will use for the payments. This must match the account listed on the EFTPS website.
- If blank, enter the bank account number, type, and routing number. If filled in, verify and update the information if needed.
- Click Finish and then Finish Later.
You won't be able to make an E-Payment through QuickBooks until you receive your PIN (takes up to 2 weeks) and set up your internet password. If you must make the payment and haven't received the PIN, make the payment on the EFTPS.gov website.