QB Issue Resolution:

The tax notification will show if you have tasks that need your attention such as tax forms filings, payroll tax liabilities, etc. 


If you’re trying to clear notification for the W-2, Copies B, C & 2 (2019), yes, you can by archiving them in QuickBooks. Here’s how: 


  1. Go to the Taxes menu, then select Payroll Tax.
  2. Choose Annual Forms, then select the W-2, Copies B, C & 2.
  3. Select the period in the drop-down list.
  4. Choose Archive

This will clear the taxes (W-2) from showing up as File now in your notification. However, if you’re referring to the W-2, Copies A & D (2019), it will only clear out if you’re filing with QuickBooks. Otherwise, they will fall off from your notification after six months.


I’ve added an article for your future reference in case you’ll need to access payroll tax forms and tax payments to print them in QuickBooks. 

Resolution for Issue 'Can you clear the w2 notifications without filing with quickbooks?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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