Because of significant format changes to the 2001 federal forms W-2, W-3, and 1099-MISC, maintenance releases for QuickBooks versions 6.0, 99, 2000, and 2001 are now available for download. If you are using QuickBooks or QuickPayroll to process payroll, YOU MUST INSTALL THIS MAINTENANCE RELEASE TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE IRS AND SSA CHANGES TO THE 2001 FEDERAL FORMS. Via e-mail and postcards, Intuit has been actively notifying QuickBooks Basic Payroll service, Tax Table service, and QuickPayroll subscribers to update with a maintenance release. For additional information about these forms and how to download the maintenance release, go to http://www.payroll.com/w2.
To determine the QuickBooks or QuickPayroll version you are currently using, open QuickBooks or QuickPayroll and then press down the control key [CTRL]and the number 1  at the same time. The Product Information screen will
display your software version and release number. The correct maintenance releases are:
QuickBooks version 6.0 R5
QuickBooks version 99 R4
QuickBooks version 2000 at least R7
QuickBooks version 2001 R5
We recommend that you download and install this maintenance release immediately, if you haven't done so already. Please be sure to install the update prior to your year-end processing needs.
If you have already upgraded to QuickBooks 2002, the compliant formats for Forms W-2, W-3, and 1099-MISC are included.