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$35.00/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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$35.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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
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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: 37

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Historical Reporting
  • Learning & Development
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • 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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Overall rating

4.5 /5
(696)
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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Leilani F.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Quickbooks Review

Reviewed on 8/2/2022

I love using Quickbooks and will continue to utilize its software.

I love using Quickbooks and will continue to utilize its software.

Pros

what i liked most about Quickbooks is that i can easily track and organize transactions, manage and organize expenses from anywhere, quickly reconcile your accounts and gain control of your cash flow.

Cons

Theres nothing i disliked about the software.

Mark M.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

QuickBooks Payroll a good choice for all but the smallest of small businesses

Reviewed on 27/4/2022

A reliable and accurate service providing pretty much everything the small business needs to...

A reliable and accurate service providing pretty much everything the small business needs to generate a payroll and to remit taxes and tax filings in a timely basis. Good customer service. When new state taxes were introduced, it was sometimes difficult to get the calculation of taxes due correct and, in my case, QuickBooks was never able to successfully remit the Washington Family & Medical Leave tax.

Pros

A comprehensive online payroll service likely to meet the needs of most small businesses with good integration to other products and services sold by QuickBooks. Easy setup, good customer service. I liked being able to schedule so that payroll taxes were deducted from my corporate account close to the date the remittance was due to the taxing authority. Some payroll services deduct taxes from the bank account just after payroll is run, then hold it (presumably making interest on those funds) until the taxes are actually due. QuickBooks doesn't appear to do that.

Cons

A few too many steps are required to run a payroll with a few informational messages being displayed that I usually disregard (of the "are you sure you want to do that?" kind). Also, QuickBooks was never able to successfully report and remit certain of Washington's state taxes. QuickBooks' calculation of these taxes never quite matched the calculation made by the state taxing authority and correcting QuickBooks' record of what I actually paid was a bit complicated. Also, the price for this service is not competitive, compared to other services, for very small businesses.

Marcus P.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Quickly Moved from Quickbooks Payroll to a professional service

Reviewed on 16/5/2022

It has been a few years since I used Quickbooks Payroll and possibly they have improved the...

It has been a few years since I used Quickbooks Payroll and possibly they have improved the experience over the last 3-4 years. However, for my money, I found it was easier to outsource this function and save the time and headaches.

Pros

Since it was already part of our Quickbooks Online program, I wanted to attempt to save money on payroll by doing it myself. It was easy to access in Quickbooks and the initial setup wasn't too hard. The quickbooks program does allow you to have accountant access to import payroll, which is far better than doing it yourself!

Cons

I quickly ran into roadblocks on setting up payroll in Quickbooks and finding support was nearly impossible. The dashboard wasn't helpful and after working through some more complex setup and still arriving at tax withholding errors, I decided it was best to hire a professional service.

Nichole R.
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  • Industry: Farming
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Quickbooks payroll

Reviewed on 18/5/2022

Pros

Quick books has been a great tool for our small business. We have six employees that are all full-time so we are provided them easy direct deposit paychecks, and payroll helps me keep track of everything for tax season. It has it all in one place which makes it very user friendly.

Cons

The price for quickbooks is higher than other software and I wish they had deals or promos for reoccurring users.

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Sarah G.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Quickbooks Assisted Payroll - Great for small businesses

Reviewed on 21/4/2021

Overall, it's been great for our company. As mentioned above, their customer service needs some...

Overall, it's been great for our company. As mentioned above, their customer service needs some help. Other than that, their payroll service has helped a tremendously, in keeping track of everything needed to comply to State and Federal filing and tax deadlines. I would recommended it as a tool to help ease the work for your payroll person in the office.

Pros

I like the ease of the payroll service. We have a small number of employees, yet prior to QuickBooks, sometimes quarterly payroll taxes were mis-calculated. With QuickBooks Assisted Payroll, we do not ever have to worry about sending in payments, as they are done for us automatically. W-2 are no longer a headache either, they are don't quickly and generated seamlessly.

Cons

When we do have issues, customer service is not to par. They stopped service many of their payroll services and when you do, you do get switched around a lot and many seem to not know the basics of payroll. - I wouldn't recommend their services if you need step by step help on processing your company payroll.

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QuickBooks Payroll FAQs

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QuickBooks Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$35.00/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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