Features Payroll


With payroll conveniently built right inside of QuickBooks Online, clients can pay employees in the same place where they run the rest of their business.

Two kinds of Payroll built right inside QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online Payroll where the accountant manages clients' payroll taxes,
or QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll where Intuit manages clients' payroll taxes


With either solution, clients can:


W2 Employees

Pay W-2 Employees

File payroll tax

Review payroll and their books
with you in real-time

Access to payroll

Run payroll on-the-go

How does Payroll inside QuickBooks Online
help your clients - and you?


QuickBooks Online Payroll enables clients to:

  • Create paychecks in minutes by simply entering hours online.  QuickBooks Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll automatically calculate earnings, payroll taxes, and deductions using the latest tax rates.

  • Stay on top of upcoming payroll to-dos by receiving automatic email reminders.

  • QuickBooks Online Payroll lets accountants manage client payroll taxes to ensure accuracy

    Or, with QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll, Intuit manages clients’ payroll taxes — with paychecks and payroll taxes guaranteed error-free2
  • Easily review their books and payroll in real time.


Payroll inside QuickBooks Online lets you:

  • Easily collaborate with your clients by using QuickBooks Online Accountant.

  • QuickBooks Online Payroll lets you maintain control over client payroll taxes so you are confident payroll is accurate

    Or, let Intuit take on the liability, with QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll  – we manage your clients’ payroll taxes — guaranteed error-free paychecks and payroll taxes.2
  • With each payroll run, your client's books are automatically updated-eliminating extra steps of importing files and double data entry.

  • You can leverage wholesale pricing for significant savings.

Take a look at how easy it is to manage
your client's payroll quickly and accurately with QuickBooks Online Payroll

Stay on top of your clients' upcoming payroll deadlines. The Client Dashboard displays next pay dates and upcoming tax deadlines for a fast, accurate snapshot of what's ahead.

View your clients' recent and upcoming tax payments at a glance in the Payroll details tab.

Efficiently reconcile your clients' payroll. All payroll data is automatically recorded in the general ledger and posted to the correct account.

Access up-to-date reports, such as the Tax and Wage Summary Report, so you can tie the payroll amounts to the trial balance.

How to turn on Payroll inside QuickBooks Online

Employees Tab

Log in to QuickBooks Online and click on the Employees tab in the left menu

Get Started

Click the Get started with payroll button on the right side of the screen

Business Information

Follow the prompts to fill in their business and employee information, and to start running payroll

See QuickBooks Online Payroll it in action

See how to convert payroll from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

Important pricing terms, offer details and disclosures
  1. This app is intended for use by accounting professionals. The Intuit brand is displayed in the app, so it is not recommended for use by your clients. Intuit Online Payroll Mobile requires an Internet connection and works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android devices that use iOS 5.0 or later.

  2. Accuracy Paychecks Guarantee: We assume responsibility for paychecks based on the data you supply. As long as the information you provide is accurate and on time, we guarantee that your paychecks will be accurate and on time—or we will waive the next monthly payroll fee and pay the resulting bank fees, if any. Inaccurate paycheck(s) claims must be submitted to Intuit within forty-five (45) days of the applicable pay date. Guarantee terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.  Tax Payments and Filings Guarantee: We assume responsibility for federal and state payroll filings and payments directly from your client’s account(s) based on the data supplied. As long as the information provided us is correct and on time, and you have sufficient funds in your account, we’ll file your client’s 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.