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Everything you need to know about QuickBooks desktop payroll

Everything you need to know about QuickBooks desktop payroll


In this article, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to set up QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. We will cover everything from registering for the service to adding employees and processing paychecks. Let's get started!


Before you can begin using QuickBooks Desktop Payroll, you will need to register for an account. To do this, simply click on the "Sign Up" button on the QuickBooks website. You will then be prompted to enter your contact information, as well as create a password. Once you have registered for an account, you will be able to log in and access the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll interface.

Once you have registered for an account and logged in, you will see the main QuickBooks Desktop Payroll window. From here, you can begin to add employees and process paychecks. To add an employee, simply click on the "Add Employee" button and enter the information requested. Once you have added an employee, you can then click on the "Process Paycheck" button to begin processing their paycheck.

When processing a payroll check, you will be prompted to enter the date of the check, as well as the amount of the check. You will also need to specify whether or not the check is for direct deposit. If you are unsure about how to fill out these fields, simply click on the "?" symbol next to the field for more information.

Once you have filled out all of the required information, click on the "Process" button. QuickBooks Desktop Payroll will then calculate the taxes and deductions that need to be withheld from the check, as well as any employer contributions that need to be made. The program will also generate a report detailing all of the information about the paycheck.


QuickBooks Desktop Payroll is a great way to manage your finances and keep track of your employee's compensation. The service offers a variety of features, including the ability to process paychecks, calculate payroll taxes, and generate reports. QuickBooks Desktop Payroll is available for a monthly fee, and you can sign up for the service through the QuickBooks website easily!

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