The least expensive way to get a payroll service key is to buy our QuickBooks Pro + payroll bundle:
You do not have to use the QuickBooks Pro software to use the payroll service key. It can be used with any currently supported Windows version of QuickBooks (2013-2016). The QuickBooks Pro software is unregistered so you can sell it or give it away if you don't need it.
Most of our payroll clients buy a new bundle each year when it's time to renew, replace their old payroll service key with the new one, and then cancel their old subscription. It's a lot less expensive than renewing through Intuit.