How to Enter or Edit Your Payroll Service Key in QuickBooks?

Wants to Enter or Edit 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 QuickBooks file.

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

Steps to Enter or Edit Your Payroll Service Key:

Step 1:

At first, you need to gain your service key that normally comes by using e-mail. In case, if you don’t have your carrier key then use our automated Service Key Retrieval device. Now, you want to signal in the use of your Intuit Account. If you fail to retrieve your service key the usage of this device then contact us.

Reasons behind not working of an automated tool may be:

  • One reason may be if a couple of payroll orders are there in our device for your company.
  • Secondly, if you purchased your payroll product from a retail store, or
  • Lastly, if the enterprise telephone variety you supplied did no longer match what Intuit has on fil.

payroll service key window access

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.

payroll service key manage access

But, when you have a payroll carrier in your corporation file then select Employees > My Payroll Service > Manage Payroll Service.

Step 3:

Go to the Quickbooks Service Keys window and then,

  • You need to choose Add if no payroll carrier is listed.
  • Now, pick Edit if a payroll service is listed.
  • Again, select Edit and pay attention to the service key.
  • Go to Quickbooks Desktop and put off the payroll carrier key.
  • Now, select Next and then
  • Check if the Payroll Update message appears then select OK.
  • Finally, you want to verify the Service Status if it indicates ACTIVE then select OK.


I hope this will help you. Call our QuickBooks technical support team at toll-free , if you still need help.

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