How To Enter or Edit QuickBooks Payroll Service Key

Wants to Enter or Edit Payroll Service Key In QuickBooks?  Whenever you purchase Quickbooks Payroll, you are given a 16-digit service key that is specific to your EIN and payroll service. You need to enter this service key into Quickbooks to activate the payroll service in your QB file.

You can take help from an Intuit’s ProAdvisor to save your time and effort at our toll-free QuickBooks support Number +1-855-441-4417.

It is important for users to know how to get started with payroll. So, let’s begin to know more about Payroll Service Key.

Conditions and Limitations

  • It is important to access and use QuickBooks from the registered Desktop.
  • It is good to use a single payroll subscription for all the companies.
  • When working on multiple files using the same EIN or payroll subscription, you may face an issue that says that the QB desktop payroll supports a single data file with a unique EIN.
  • If you pay employees with direct deposits, you will be able to create multiple company accounts with the same payroll membership.
  • Make sure that the payroll administrator and contact information for the QuickBooks payroll subscription are the same for every company.

Steps to Enter or Edit Your Payroll Service Key

Step 1: At first, you need to obtain your service key that usually comes by e-mail. In case, if you don’t have your service key then use our automated Service Key Retrieval tool. Now, you need to sign in using your Intuit Account. If you fail to retrieve your service key using this tool then contact us.

Reasons behind not working of an automated tool may be:

  • One reason may be if multiple payroll orders are there in our system for your company.
  • Secondly, if you purchased your payroll product from a retail store, or
  • Lastly, if the business phone number you provided did not match what Intuit has on file.
Enter Payroll Service Key

Step 2: Now, open the Quickbooks Service Keys window. If there is no payroll service in your company file then choose Employees > Payroll > Enter Payroll Service Key. 

Manage Payroll Service

But, if you have a payroll service in your company file then choose Employees > My Payroll Service > Manage Payroll Service.  

Step 3: Go to the Quickbooks Service Keys window and then,

  • You need to select Add if no payroll service is listed. 
  • Now, select Edit if a payroll service is listed. 
  • Again, select Edit and take note of the service key. 
  • Go to Quickbooks Desktop and remove the payroll service key. 
  • Now, select Next and then
  • Check if the Payroll Update message appears then select OK.
  • Finally, you need to verify the Service Status if it shows ACTIVE then select OK. 

I hope this will help you. Call our toll-free QuickBooks payroll service +1-855-441-4417 if you still need help.

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