About QuickBooks Payroll

QuickBooks Payroll is a complete payroll management platform for small businesses that provides companies with complete control over their employee salary calculations and labor hours. The payroll solution incorporates an internal calculator which automatically assesses tax returns based on the amount of employee hours entered.

QuickBooks Payroll lets users enter the salaries and hours of employees, then allocates staff wages to their linked accounts. Full tax reports can also be viewed and return payments are automatically calculated and can be processed within a matter of seconds. Tax returns can be managed based on geographical location to abide by state employment laws.

All data entered into QuickBooks Payroll is completely transparent and users can view real-time reports which can be exported to Excel spreadsheets. The complete backend dashboard is optimised for mobile devices giving users the ability to control payroll operations whilst out of office. Once logged in, QuickBooks Payroll lets users add, edit and execute payment tasks, and generates notifications for important updates.

Pricing starting from:

US$70.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of QuickBooks Payroll

• QuickBooks Payroll fully automates tax calculations for employee paychecks, and monitors local, state, and federal taxes for updates.

• The online employee portal allows employees to view their W-2s and pay stubs at any time.

• Self-service payroll lets users prepare and file their own tax forms, and QuickBooks Payroll also offers a full service option which provides US-based support for state and federal forms and payments.

• Payroll can be run as many times as required with no extra fees, and users can create additional checks and bonuses outside of regularly scheduled payroll.

• Native iOS and Android mobile apps allow users to create paychecks, electronically pay taxes and file forms, pay workers, receive reminders, view paycheck histories, and more from anywhere.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$70.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to QuickBooks Payroll

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QuickBooks Payroll Software - Multiple payment options are supported by QuickBooks Payroll
QuickBooks Payroll Software - All federal and state tax information can be managed
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Electronic signature allows users to securely sign tax documents
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Users can control the frequency at which payroll is run, employee salaries and hourly wages
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Overall payroll costs and payment types are visualized before payroll is submitted
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QuickBooks Payroll Software - Multiple payment options are supported by QuickBooks Payroll
QuickBooks Payroll Software - All federal and state tax information can be managed
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Electronic signature allows users to securely sign tax documents
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Users can control the frequency at which payroll is run, employee salaries and hourly wages
QuickBooks Payroll Software - Overall payroll costs and payment types are visualized before payroll is submitted

Features

Total features of QuickBooks Payroll: 41

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • For Accountants
  • Historical Reporting
  • Learning & Development
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(781)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Melissa
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

QBO Payroll is the easiest way to manage your small business payroll

Reviewed on 25/1/2019

If you are already a QBO user and have a small to medium work force this is the your best bet. It...

If you are already a QBO user and have a small to medium work force this is the your best bet. It works within your existing QBO file, so no need for double entry and tax filing is an easy to follow step-by-step process.

Pros

No more double entry when you run payroll through your existing QBO file!

Cons

This might not be the right solution for larger companies who have greater HR needs then just cutting a paycheck each pay period, though it is not difficult to set up employee deductions for things like health care, retirement plans, etc.

Christian
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great payroll service

Reviewed on 1/12/2022

Pros

I like that i can do payroll myself and audit before submitting .

Cons

I don't have any it makes payroll easy and automatic.

Kimberly
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Quickbooks Payroll don't be fooled

Reviewed on 29/12/2020

If you have a simple payroll this is not a terrible product. If you have employees in multiple...

If you have a simple payroll this is not a terrible product. If you have employees in multiple states, I would not recommend.

Pros

The integration with Quickbooks online was a key factor. It is also very easy to use once the setup is complete.

Cons

The customer service is non-existent. I have a client that uses the full service payroll, and if there is an error where Quickbooks is at fault, it is impossible to ever get them to pay for the error, they will admit the responsibility, but they will not pay for the responsibility. The customer service is tiered so you never speak to a decision maker even when the error is a significant dollar amount. I had this issue in two cases. 1. Quickbooks processed a duplicate payroll costing my client $15,000+ and despite full documentation that they were responsible, they would not pay for the error. 2. I set up a new client on full service payroll with employees in the state of Nevada. QB did not support filing one of the taxes required for the state. They did not disclose this and admitted that they did not disclose at the beginning nor did they prompt the client to file the return when it came due. Quickbooks did take responsibility for the error by admitting it, but they would not take responsibility for the taxes and penalties.

Alternatives Considered

Paychex Flex

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Payroll

Price and integration with accounting software.
Mindy
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Accountant review of Quickbooks Payroll

Reviewed on 3/11/2022

Pros

Integrated well with Quickbooks online of course which was a perk.

Cons

No reporting services were provided. I did all of the quarterly reporting and 1099s and W2s still. Now our current provider does that for us.

Alternatives Considered

Gusto

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Payroll

Actually I left Quickbooks payroll to go to Gusto.
Reka
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very User Friendly

Reviewed on 20/12/2022

Great overall experience if you only need basic payroll services.

Great overall experience if you only need basic payroll services.

Pros

My company uses Quickbooks payroll monthly for payroll administration, and it is so clear to employees where all their money is coming from. It has a clear diagram for each payroll of your total earnings, taxes breakdown, and total gross earnings, each payroll! It saves the hassle on so many employee financial questions, and is very helpful during tax season. It also sends a message regarding your payroll and breakdown BEFORE directly depositing in your bank account, which is highly beneficial for any mistake correction. Expenses are also very easy to send out.

Cons

Slightly expensive, original price $100 per month plus $5 per employee for the essentials plan. We use an external time tracking software, and there is no integration option for the basic plan. The mobile app version is much different than the desktop version, mobile app version lacks many features and is not that great.

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QuickBooks Payroll FAQs

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QuickBooks Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$70.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Payroll only: Self Service Payroll: $17.50/month for the first three months ($35/month thereafter) + $4/employee/month. Full Service Payroll: $40/month for the first three months ($80/month thereafter) + $4/employee/month. Payroll with QuickBooks Simple Start: Self Service Payroll: $27/month for the first three months ($55/month thereafter) + $4/employee/month. Full Service Payroll: $50/month for the first three months ($100/month thereafter) + $4/employee/month.

QuickBooks Payroll has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

QuickBooks Payroll supports the following languages:

English

QuickBooks Payroll supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

QuickBooks Payroll integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Shopify, WooCommerce

QuickBooks Payroll offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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