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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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 Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Forms Management
  • 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
(645)
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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Joanne R. Joanne R.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A useful tool for money

Reviewed on 1/4/2021

very god

very god

Pros

This is a good product easy to use for advantage person

Cons

Maybe more online instructions would be good

Mike B. Mike B.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I'm a happy camper.

Reviewed on 17/5/2021

Very good to outstanding overall. The software itself is very good and keeps improving. Also, as...

Very good to outstanding overall. The software itself is very good and keeps improving. Also, as the market leader, they have many local CPA's that integrates into the software as "local experts", so when I have a question I can typically ask my CPA firm and they can help, or whenever there has been a problem that they can't solve, they are able to contact support on my behalf. Overall the system works pretty well.

Pros

The payroll service is really easy overall. All the tasks that I use are quite simple to navigate around, including adding new employees, paying employees, and sending out payroll liability payments. These are what I do most often and they've been really simplified by Quickbooks.

Other functions that I use are payroll deductions (401k, etc), tracking sick/vacation time, and managing direct deposit.

Another feature I like (part of QB Online, not sure about Desktop), is that employees are emailed a link to join their payroll management website, where they can access payroll stubs, W2's etc. It has made managing a lot of the HR parts of hiring employees much more streamlined.

Cons

Not really a con, but I don't have any experience with any of the direct competitors, e.g. Freshbooks, Sage, Xero, etc., so I can't say if Quickbooks does anything better or worse than those others.

But what I can say is that I did switch from Quickbooks Desktop to Quickbooks Online, which is a much better experience overall (although more expensive).

Keith M. Keith M.
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Slow Change Yields Quick Results

Reviewed on 26/10/2021

Quickbooks Payroll's payroll management has been a necessary and vital part of our ability to...

Quickbooks Payroll's payroll management has been a necessary and vital part of our ability to operate. We grew quickly as an organization and increased our staff by over 400% in less than two years. We had an accounting and payroll system that was designed for paying three employees. It had already become problematic when we increased to 8 full time employees. When we increased to 25 employees, the inadequacy of our system became glaringly apparent. Mistakes in payroll, reporting, and compliance began to put our organization in jeopardy. We initially utilized an accounting firm, but the costs of their services was a budget item that we could not continue to maintain without reducing staff or increasing fees. Quickbooks Payroll solves this problem, allowing us to maintain our entire staff, keep our fees the same, and stay in compliance with the IRS, all for a fee that annually is less than we had been paying monthly.

Pros

Quickbooks Payroll eliminates our need for an accountant to oversee our payroll operations, and gives us the ability to accurately pay our employees, maintain tax compliance, print W2s and weekly payroll checks, and maintain necessary financial records. The cost of using this software pales in comparison to the fees we were quoted from multiple accounting firms. Most important for our organization, it yields professional results while requiring minimal accounting knowledge on the part of the user. The combination of saving money and maintaining compliance has made the transition to Quickbooks Payroll one of our most successful business moves.

Cons

Our only complaint is that we waited so long to realize how much we needed this software. I have spoken with several colleagues who work at similar facilities, and none of them utilize this software. Moreover, they don't realize how much they could benefit from switching to it. I wish Quicken would make a targeted effort to demonstrate the benefits of this software to our industry.

Bruce E. Bruce E.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

They are so large now they make it difficult to speak with someone.

Reviewed on 30/4/2021

In the beginning the customer service was great, but over the years it has deteriorated. I still...

In the beginning the customer service was great, but over the years it has deteriorated. I still have on going issues where the mistaken filed my taxes under the wrong id number (the number was transposed) creating a issue with our Dept of labor unknow to me until years later. After, numerous calls, speaking to someone the issue is still a problem. Hey, mistakes happen lets just get it fixed. Now my employees have not received their pay, and now no one is available to let you know the issue.

Pros

When everything is good, things are great. But, when you have problem, (and you will sometime) they make it so difficult to get answers and issues resolved. When you a problem it will be a big issue and no one is around to help. You try chat, most of the time that doesn't resolve the issue, or question you may have. Have them call you back, that may or may not happen, but it won't happen in the time they indicate.

Its been a great run with Quickbooks Pro (paid more for better Full service) but it looks as if that is coming to an end. The icing on the cake for me was, not getting my employees paid on the date they were supposed to be, though receiving correspondence they would be paid. Trying to get answers to what the issue is, and you can't get a hold of anyone. That creates a game changer.

Cons

Software is great, but if you don't have customer service to support the software, the software become worthless. Because you will have issues and will need help.

Kenneth R. Kenneth R.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Quick books have room for improvement like any other software but it is the best for a small...

Reviewed on 23/8/2021

In the beginning contacting support was an issue but truthfully everything has been great.

In the beginning contacting support was an issue but truthfully everything has been great.

Pros

I Love how I can save time creating and sending invoices from the QuickBooks browser version and mobile app. This is a big deal for me.

Cons

The mobile app could be upgraded. Sometimes it hangs up.

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QuickBooks Payroll FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for QuickBooks Payroll.

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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