Payroll

How are you paying yourself and your employees?

Do you know how much it is costing you to pay yourself and your employees? Are your quarterly payroll taxes being paid on-time? Are you missing payroll deadlines, or struggling to get time reported correctly?

Dynamic Duo Business Solutions can find the answers to those questions and help you discover which Intuit QuickBooks payroll product is right for you:

Online Plans

Core

Cover the basics—easily pay your team and have your payroll taxes done for you.

Call For Pricing

Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Next-day direct deposit
Buy

Premium

Manage your team and perfect payday with powerful tools and services.

Call For Pricing

Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Same-day direct deposit
Workers’ comp administration
HR support center
Expert setup review
Track time on the go
Buy

Elite

Access on-demand experts to simplify payday and protect what matters most.

Call For Pricing
Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Same-day direct deposit
Workers’ comp administration
HR support center
White glove customized setup
24/7 expert product support
Track time and projects on the go
Tax Penalty Protection1
Personal HR advisor
Buy

All of our online plans include these features:

QuickBooks Online Payroll lets you view and approve employee hours and run payroll in less than 5 minutes.†
Get automatic tax calculations on every paycheck. We’ll monitor and update federal and state taxes so you don’t have to.
Federal and state payroll taxes—including year-end filings—are calculated, filed, and paid, automatically.
Employees can access pay stubs and W-2s, and safely view PTO balances and withholding allowances online.
Set up and calculate garnishments and deductions from each paycheck.
Create and download reports for payroll history, bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, tax payments, and more.

Do you know how much it is costing you to pay yourself and your employees?
Are your quarterly payroll taxes being paid on-time?
Are you missing payroll deadlines, or struggling to get time reported correctly?

Dynamic Suo Business Solutions can find the answers to those questions and help you discover which Intuit QuickBooks payroll product is right for you:

Online Payroll Plans

Core

Cover the basics—easily pay your team and have your payroll taxes done for you.

$45/mo
$22.50
/per month

+$4/employee per month

Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Next-day direct deposit
Buy

Premium

Manage your team and perfect payday with powerful tools and services.

$75/mo
$37.50
/per month

+$8/employee per month

Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Same-day direct deposit
Workers’ comp administration
HR support center
Expert setup review
Track time on the go
Buy

Elite

Access on-demand experts to simplify payday and protect what matters most.

$125/mo
$62.50
/per month

+$10/employee per month

Full-service payroll
Auto Payroll
Health benefits for your team
Expert product support
Same-day direct deposit
Workers’ comp administration
HR support center
White glove customized setup
24/7 expert product support
Track time and projects on the go
Tax Penalty Protection1
Personal HR advisor
Buy

All of our online plans include these features:

QuickBooks Online Payroll lets you view and approve employee hours and run payroll in less than 5 minutes.†
Get automatic tax calculations on every paycheck. We’ll monitor and update federal and state taxes so you don’t have to.
Federal and state payroll taxes—including year-end filings—are calculated, filed, and paid, automatically.
Employees can access pay stubs and W-2s, and safely view PTO balances and withholding allowances online.
Set up and calculate garnishments and deductions from each paycheck.
Create and download reports for payroll history, bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, tax payments, and more.

Desktop Payroll Plans

Basic payroll

$29/per month

+$2/employee per month

Payroll all in QuickBooks
Easy paychecks: just enter hours
Time-tracking integration
Pay W2s and 1099s
Free employee Direct Deposit
Buy

Enhanced payroll

$45/mo
$36
/per month

+$2/employee per month

Payroll all in QuickBooks
Easy paychecks: just enter hours
Time-tracking integration
Pay W2s and 1099s
Free employee Direct Deposit
Workforce portal
Free support
Federal and State tax forms
Free payroll tax e-File & e-Pay
Electronically file W-2’s at year-end
Print W-2’s for employees
Buy

Assisted payroll

$109/mo
$65.40
/per month

+$2/employee per month

Payroll all in QuickBooks
Easy paychecks: just enter hours
Time-tracking integration
Pay W2s and 1099s
Free employee Direct Deposit
Workforce portal
Free support
Federal and State tax forms
Free payroll tax e-File & e-Pay
Electronically file W-2’s at year-end
Print W-2’s for employees
Job costing
Class tracking
Supports up to 250 employees
Payroll setup assistance specialist
We file and pay taxes for you
No tax penalties, guaranteed†
Buy

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to be able to use QuickBooks Desktop Payroll?

You will need to have QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise 2017 or newer.

The federal government requires every person or company paying wages to have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Employers must include it on all federal forms and returns. You can apply for an EIN at the following IRS Web site.

You’ll also need Internet access to automatically download the latest payroll tax rates.

Can I switch to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll anytime?

Yes. However, if you’ve already paid employees this year, you’ll need to enter your year-to-date payroll history to ensure the calculations are correct. If you subscribe to Assisted Payroll, one of our payroll experts will guide you through the set-up process.

Does QuickBooks Desktop Payroll handle both hourly and salaried employees?

Yes. QuickBooks Desktop payroll covers both hourly and salaried employees.

What about bonuses, commissions, and overtime?

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll handles all of these, plus many other wage types.

How do I pay my employees?

Just enter your employees’ hours, and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll will calculate paychecks, subtracting payroll taxes and deductions. Then print paychecks instantly, or use our convenient Direct Deposit.

You can also pay groups of employees on different days. For example, you may pay salaried employees monthly, while paying hourly employees weekly.

Can I pay contractors and produce 1099s?

Yes. You can pay both regular employees and independent contractors with QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

Can I pay employees using direct deposit?

Yes. With Intuit’s direct deposit, you can deposit pay into U.S. bank accounts.

You can always add or remove an employee, or edit their banking information as needed. You can also choose to pay some employees by direct deposit and others by check.

You must send direct deposit transactions to us by 5:00 PM PT two business banking days before the paycheck date. You can deposit paychecks into up to two different accounts per employee.

How much does direct deposit cost?

Direct deposit is free for W-2 employees with your Payroll subscription. However, there is an additional cost for 1099 contractors.

Which federal and state payroll tax forms are included?

Enhanced Payroll and Assisted Payroll complete these federal payroll tax forms for you: W-2, W-3, 940/Schedule A, 941/Schedule B, 944, 945a, 943/943a, 1099-MISC, and 1096. Basic Payroll does not include any tax forms.

Assisted Payroll offers an optional service including W-2 preparation, printing, and mailing. Review pricing details.

How does QuickBooks Desktop Payroll help me with payroll taxes?

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll calculates state and federal payroll taxes.

Payroll Enhanced keeps track of when tax payments are due and completes the latest federal tax forms and most state tax forms for you—just print, sign, and mail. You can also e-file and pay your payroll taxes electronically.

Assisted Payroll files federal and state tax forms for you, and automatically debits your account to pay state and federal payroll taxes on your behalf. After you have finished running payroll, simply submit your payroll data to our service with a few clicks, and we’ll do the rest.

Which benefits and deductions does QuickBooks Desktop Payroll handle?

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll tracks vacation time, sick time, paid time off, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) and other retirement plans, cash advances, and more. You can choose different deductions for different employees.

Does it track workers’ compensation?

Yes. QuickBooks Desktop Payroll helps you apply the right workers’ compensation codes so you can generate detailed reports of exactly how much you owe. You can also use our pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation service to automatically pay exactly what you owe each pay day. Get a quote today.

How do I activate my Payroll subscription?

If you purchased QuickBooks Desktop Payroll in a retail store, in the menu bar click Employees > Payroll > Install Payroll from Box. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete activation.

If you purchased QuickBooks Desktop Payroll from the web or over the phone, in the menu bar click Employees > Payroll > Enter Service Key. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete activation.

If you purchase QuickBooks Desktop Payroll in QuickBooks, it will automatically be activated for you.

If you have Assisted Payroll, our onboarding experts will assist in activating your payroll subscription and payroll setup.

Money movement services are brought to you by Intuit Payments Inc. subject to eligibility criteria, credit and application approval.

† Error-free guarantee: We assume responsibility for federal and state payroll filings and payments directly from your account(s) based on the data you supply. As long as the information you provide us is correct and on time, and you have sufficient funds in your account, we’ll file your tax forms and payments accurately and on time or we’ll pay the resulting payroll tax penalties. Guarantee terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice
Offer terms

*QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll offer valid for new QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll customers only. After your 30-day free trial, your account will be automatically charged at the then-current monthly service fee for Basic Payroll. Offer valid July 18, 2020 through November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm PT. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase via this website. Requires QuickBooks 2018 and above (sold separately). Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.

*QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll offer valid for new QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll customers only. 20% off applies to the monthly service fee for QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll only, and does not apply to the per employee fee. After your 30-day free trial, you will automatically be charged 20% off the current rate for the first 6 months, or until you cancel. After 7 months, you will automatically be charged at the then current rate for your QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll subscription. Offer valid July 18, 2020 through September 6, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase via this website. Requires QuickBooks 2018 and above (sold separately). Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.

*Assisted Payroll offer valid for new Assisted Payroll customers only. 40% off applies to the monthly service fee for the Assisted Payroll only, and does not apply to the per employee fee. Discount applies to the first 6 months of service, starting at sign up. Starting at month 7, your account will be automatically charged at the then-current monthly service fee for Assisted Payroll. Offer valid July 18, 2020 through October 4, 2020. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase by calling in with the given number or using the Chat option on this website. Pricing includes 1 state. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is currently $12/month. Requires QuickBooks 2018 and above (sold separately) and is not available with QuickBooks Self-Employed or any other QuickBooks Online or Payroll offers. Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.

You may cancel at any time. To cancel your Payroll subscription, click here.

Features

1. E-file and E-pay: You can set the filing method of your Federal and State forms to E-file. Instead of printing and mailing the forms, send them electronically to the appropriate agencies in QuickBooks Desktop. Also, you can set the payment method for your scheduled Federal and State tax payments to E-Pay, and conveniently pay the appropriate tax agencies in QuickBooks Desktop. This is available in Quickbooks Payroll Enhanced and to selected states only.

Claims

† Payroll done in minutes claim: Based on Intuit survey March 2018, which found nearly 9 out of 10 (or 89 % of) Assisted customers spend 5 min or less to create a paycheck.

† Direct deposit claim: Based on Intuit survey of 1,000 employees conducted in June 2018 and on reported payroll times for monthly subscription products offered by comparable U.S. online payroll providers.

Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.