QuickBooks Payroll Service Key : Enter and Edit Service Key


QuickBooks offers many types of utilities that help the user in maintaining the finances of the business, one such feature is payroll. To use the payroll, you need to know “how to get QuickBooks Payroll Service Key” or edit in case it doesn’t work.

How to Get QuickBooks Payroll Service Key:

To get your Payroll activated, you would need to buy the service key by making a call. You are then provided with the 16-digit service key code for QuickBooks via Email. The service key will be specific to your EIN and payroll service. To activate your QuickBooks payroll service in your software file you would have to enter the code therein.

In case you have not received or lost your service key you can use our automated Service Key Retrieval tool to get it.  If you face any problem in retrieving the service key then you can contact our QuickBooks payroll technical support team. This article will give you all the steps in which you can follow the process of getting the Service Key.

Why your key doesn’t work?

Well, there are several reasons of why your service key doesn’t work. 3 of the possible reasons are provided here.

  • There are multiple payroll orders within the system.
  • The payroll product is bought from the retail store.


  • The business phone number does not match with the phone number you have provided on the software’s file.

How to get QuickBooks Payroll Service Key

How to Enter or Edit the Payroll Service Key?

The user has to open the QuickBooks Service Keys window.

In case for your company there is no payroll service then

  • Select the Employees tab from the menu bar on the top
  • On choosing the Employee tab a drop down menu will appear.
  • From there select Payroll.
  • Next another drop-down menu will appear, from there select Enter Payroll Service Key.

In case your company already have an existing payroll then

  • Select the Employees tab from the menu bar on the top
  • A drop-down menu will appear, from there select My Payroll Service.
  • Another drop-down menu will appear, from there select Manage Service Key.
  • Next click on it to enter or edit the service key.

Or you can follow these next steps to enter the service key:

  • Open the QuickBooks Service Key window.
  • Next if you do not have a payroll service listed then select Add.
  • In case a payroll service is already listed then clicks on Edit.
  • Once again click on the Edit button and a new window named ‘QuickBooks Service Sign-up’ will appear. There you will find a box with Service Key. Take a note of it.
  • Next go back to QuickBooks Desktop and from there click on the Remove button to remove the payroll service key.
  • Now choose Next.
  • Next check whether the Payroll Update message appears or not. If the message appears then choose OK and click on it.
  • In the final step you have to verify the Service Status. Click on OK if the Service Status is shown as Active.

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Try to follow these steps on how to get QuickBooks Payroll Service Key. If after following the steps above, you are still not able to get things right then its time to ask for QuickBooks 24/7 help. Dial for support and talk to QuickBooks support now.