Set up E File in QuickBooks

If you get an error message in QuickBooks that your company file is missing one or more payroll records, or you have to set up the missing e-file then most likely you are signing up for E-file or E-pay.

As you are facing issues with E-pay thus you will have to maintain and restore the backup. If your e-store backup is out of date, you need to leave it without a full or partial set of data of the company which triggers this error message that you have missed online tax payment and filling. Don does not take on-screen warnings as a lack of your abilities in E-pay and E-file services.

How to Set up E File in QuickBooks

For the missing e-record, you will see “QuickBooks payroll error“. In this case, you should check for the completeness of the data.

  • Rebuild the company files in case they are missing e-pay which will show all Liabilities windows of Pay Scheduled.
  • Now, check for e-payment replacement, and create a liability, to avoid remittance and duplicate records.
  • Now, uncheck on the button “To Be Printed” and then click on the number field to mark e-payment as a liability check.


The E-file program of the Internal Revenue Service is also known as EFTPS. If you want to enroll in this, you can be benefited from the option of digital payment of tax, with the help of a phone or online. Besides, some states accept e-filed returns.

Since January 2014, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Virginia have also accepted e-file of W-2s. Whereas, in other remaining 45 states, if your use comprises QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, and you are to sign to the Payroll Subscription provided by Intuit, you need to go for W-2s and then you can upload the tax to the concerned tax department.

QuickBooks Data Restore

QuickBooks company files comprise information and other information that you may need to record details of your business. To restore the backup of your company file, you can select from other relevant sources, which depends on how you are achieving data and the version of QuickBooks that you are using.

Data Protect can be accessed in QuickBooks from the submenu of Backup Company of File Menu, in the Backup Status section of the Home page. A dialogue box is to be completed in the QuickBooks just to ensure restores Data Protection. An encrypted archive is a built-in QuickBooks Online Service that can be controlled by the server by Intuit. The service runs the same name as the program that can be accessed from the Start screen of Windows.