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Empower clients to conquer payroll with confidence

QuickBooks Online Payroll is automated and reliable, giving you more control and flexibility. Not only will your clients know that their payroll is done right, you’ll also have more time to focus on advising them and growing your business.

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Everything you need in one place

Everything you need in one place

Manage payroll and access health benefits and HR support for your clients right from QuickBooks Online Payroll.

Full-service setup

With Premium and Elite, experts will review your payroll setup so you’ll know it’s done right. With Elite you can also have an expert do it for you.

Integrated ecosystem

Access accounting, payroll and time tracking by QuickBooks Time**, all within QuickBooks for seamless business management.

Run Payroll

After initial setup, payroll will run automatically**. Keep control of payments with clear alerts and notifications.

Advanced new features to support your clients

Advanced new features to support your clients

Single platform

single platform

Everything works right within QuickBooks

Easily manage your client’s books by integrating accounting and payroll in one place.

  • Use the integrated collection of QuickBooks products, whenever you need them
  • Access a full suite of HR and employee services**, including health benefits** and workers comp, managed right from your payroll account
  • Automated time tracking by QuickBooks Time** is seamlessly integrated with QuickBooks Online Payroll so you can approve payroll anytime

single platform

Expert support

Expert support

expert support

A wealth of expert knowledge at your disposal

Our experts are here to help, whether you’re growing your firm, sharpening your skills, or managing your work schedule.

  • Our experts will review your payroll setup, or do it for you**, so you’ll know it’s done right
  • Our payroll experts have deep product knowledge and are available to help when you have questions**
  • With our Tax Penalty Protection in Elite, we’ll resolve filing errors and pay penalties – regardless of who caused the error**

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Paychecks

pay checks

Know which way the cash flows

Set yourself up for success–eliminate tax penalties, choose how you pay your employees, and set up your own payroll system.

  • Federal and state payroll taxes are calculated, filed, and paid, automatically**
  • After initial set up, payroll will run automatically. Auto Payroll makes it easy to stay in control with clear alerts and notifications**
  • Seamlessly pay W2’s and 1099 contractors on one platform. Employees can also view paychecks online**

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Pricing

Help your clients share in your success

Sign in to QuickBooks Online Accountant to add the QuickBooks Online Payroll subscription that fits your client, plus take advantage of exclusive discounts for you and your client with ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing. Learn more

Or contact our dedicated sales team to learn more about how QuickBooks Online Payroll can elevate your firm and business clients: 877-300-7345.

Sign in to QuickBooks Online Accountant to add the QuickBooks Online Payroll subscription that fits your client, plus take advantage of exclusive discounts for you and your client with ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing. Learn more

Or contact our dedicated sales team to learn more about how QuickBooks Online Payroll can elevate your firm and business clients: 877-300-7345.

ProAdvisor (we bill your firm)

30% off ongoing*
Direct (we bill your client)

30% off for 12 months*
QuickBooks Online Payroll
30% off base subscription
+15% off employee and contractor fees
30% off base subscription
+15% off employee and contractor fees
Core
$45 $31.50/mo
+ $4 $3.40/mo per employee or contractor
$45 $31.50/mo
+ $4 $3.40/mo per employee or contractor
Premium
$75$52.50/mo
+ $8 $6.80/mo per employee or contractor
$75$52.50/mo
+ $8 $6.80/mo per employee or contractor
Elite
$125$87.50/mo
+ $10 $8.50/mo per employee or contractor
$125$87.50/mo
+ $10 $8.50/mo per employee or contractor
QuickBooks Online Payroll
Core
Premium
Elite
Fast unlimited payroll runs

QuickBooks Online Payroll lets you view and approve employee hours and run payroll in less than 5 minutes.1

Auto Payroll

Run Auto Payroll for some or all of your eligible employees. Review and approve payroll before paychecks are sent.**

Automated tax payments and filing
Federal, state, year-end filings
Federal, state, local, year-end filings
Federal, state, local, year-end filings

Federal and state payroll taxes—including year-end filings—are calculated, filed, and paid, automatically**; with the option to turn on or off.

Calculate paychecks & taxes

Get automatic tax calculations on every paycheck. We’ll monitor and update federal and state taxes so you don’t have to.**

Self-service employee portal (Workforce)

Employees can access pay stubs and W-2s, and safely view PTO balances and withholding allowances online.**

Available in all 50 states

Whether your business is a corner shop in a small town or spread throughout the country, we’ve got you covered.

Manage garnishments and deductions

Set up and calculate garnishments and deductions from each paycheck.**

Payroll Reports

Create and download reports for payroll history, bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, tax payments, and more.

1099 E-File & Pay

Easily e-file with the IRS. Create and e-file unlimited 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC forms. We’ll automatically send copies to your contractors.

Health benefits (SimplyInsured)

Compare plans for affordable coverage, powered by SimplyInsured. Get instant quotes that fit your needs and budget. Save time with a quick 3-step application and manage your benefits all in one place.**

State new-hire reporting

Automatically file state new hire paperwork to stay compliant.

Multi-state filing (single state filing included)**
$12 fee add on per additional state
$12 fee add on per additional state
Unlimited states included

For Core and Premium, the service includes 1 state filing, additional states are $12 per state. There is no additional charge for multi-state tax filings in Elite.

Workers’ comp administration (AP Intego)
$5 administration fee add on/mo
Administration fee included
Administration fee included

Get quotes inside QuickBooks—our broker AP Intego will compare plans and pricing for you. If you already have a policy, AP Intego will connect it to QuickBooks. Pay as you go and stop paying one lump sum. Premiums are automatically calculated so you don’t miss payments and reduce audit expenses.**

Product support
Expert product support
Expert product support
24/7 expert product support**

Prioritized help when you need it. US-based payroll support experts available via phone or chat. Get step-by-step help, troubleshooting assistance, tips, and resources. Call back support means you’ll get answers on your time—no waiting on hold.**

Direct deposit
Next-day**
Same-day**
Same-day**

Pay employees faster, easier, and without the hassle. Depending on your plan, you’ll get direct deposits for either the next day or same day. It’s your choice.

HR support (Mineral)
 
HR support center**
HR support center + Personal HR advisor**

Powered by Mineral, you’ll receive professional guidance on HR issues. With Elite, you’ll get additional levels of compliance with state and federal laws.

401(k) plans (Guideline)**

An affordable way to save for the future. Quick setup means employees can start saving for retirement right away. Attract top talent and match contributions so employees can grow with you. Guideline experts handle 401(k) administration, compliance, and recordkeeping, at no extra cost.

Time tracking (QuickBooks Time**)
 
QuickBooks Time Premium
QuickBooks Time Elite

Workers can clock in or out anywhere, on any device. GPS tracking makes it easy to see who’s working where, at a glance. Review, edit, and approve employee hours right inside QuickBooks. Elite lets you track project hours and geofencing alerts.

Onboarding
Self-serve setup**
Self-serve setup + Expert review**
Self-serve + Expert review OR Expert setup**

Whether you do your own setup, get some help, or have it done for you, QuickBooks makes payroll setup easier, giving you the confidence to know it’s done right.

Filing Guarantees
Existing error-free filing guarantee
Existing error-free filing guarantee
Existing error-free filing guarantee + Tax penalty protection†

No matter which level of payroll service you choose, you’ll have a level of protection should you receive an IRS penalty.

Get Payroll Elite for free

Get access to expert setup, tax penalty protection, and a personal HR advisor for your firm by adding QuickBooks Online Accountant. Sign up today for free.

†Guarantees

Error-free filings guarantee (Core and Premium): 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.

Tax penalty protection: Only QuickBooks Online Payroll Elite users are eligible to receive tax penalty protection. If you receive a tax notice and send it to us within 15-days of the tax notice we will cover the payroll tax penalty, up to $25,000. Additional conditions and restrictions apply.

**Features

Auto Payroll: Available if setup for the company is complete; at least one employee has complete setup, consistent payroll that qualifies for automation (i.e. salaried or hourly with default) , and a valid payment method (also the company needs to be setup for direct deposit if an employee has selected direct deposit as the payment method); all employees are on one pay schedule; the account does not have a hold; and and first payroll has been run successfully.

Automated tax and filings: Automated tax payments and filing available for state and federal taxes. Enrollment in e-services is required for tax payments and filings only. Automated tax payments and filings for local taxes available in QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite only.

Calculate paychecks: QuickBooks Workforce available to employees. Requires an Intuit Account and acceptance of the Intuit Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

QuickBooks Workforce: Available to employees. Requires an Intuit Account and acceptance of the Intuit Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

Garnishments and deductions: Available for employees. User is responsible for making the garnishment payment to the appropriate entity.

Automated 1099 e-file & delivery: Prepare your 1099s in QuickBooks at no extra charge. If you choose the 1099 E-File Service, Intuit will e-file your Federal 1099 information with the IRS, and then print and mail a copy directly to your contractors; fees apply. As part of the paid 1099 E-File Service, we also give your contractors online access to their 1099s. State filing not included. You should check with your state agency on any state filing requirements.

Health benefits: Powered by SimplyInsured and requires acceptance of SimplyInsured’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Additional fees will apply. SimplyInsured does not offer insurance in HI, VT, and DC. Insurance coverage eligibility is not guaranteed, and depends solely on the rules of the insurance carrier. The insurance carrier has sole and final discretion as to the eligibility for health insurance products.

Workers' compensation: Benefits are powered by AP Intego and require acceptance of AP Intego’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Additional fees will apply. There is a monthly fee (currently, $5 per month) for QuickBooks Online Payroll Core users for the QuickBooks Workers' Comp Payment Service. This non-refundable fee will be automatically added to each monthly Intuit invoice at the then-current price until you cancel. The fee is separate from any workers’ comp insurance policy premium by AP Intego Insurance Group. Workers’ Compensation Service requires an active and paid QuickBooks payroll subscription. Eligibility criteria applies to transfer active insurance policy broker of record, including insurance carrier, policy renewal date, and payment method. Workers compensation insurance is not available in OH, ND, WA and WY.

Product support: Included with your paid subscription to QuickBooks Online Payroll. Chat support available 24/7. U.S. based phone support is available Monday through Friday 6 AM to 6 PM PT and Saturday 6 AM to 3 PM PT. Your subscription must be current. Get more information on how to contact support. Intuit reserves the right to limit the length of the call. Terms conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

24/7 expert product support: 24/7 customer support is included with your paid subscription to QuickBooks Online Payroll. Chat support available 24/7. U.S. based phone support is available Monday through Friday 6 AM to 6 PM PT and Saturday 6 AM to 3 PM PST. Your subscription must be current. Intuit reserves the right to limit the length of the call. Terms conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

Next day direct deposit: Available to only QuickBooks Online Payroll Core users. Payroll processed before 5 PM PT the day before shall arrive the next business day (excluding weekends and holidays). Requires setup of direct deposit and bank verification. Next-Day direct deposit may be subject to eligibility criteria. Deposit delays may occur because of third party delays, risk reviews, or issues beyond Intuit’s control. Next-Day Deposit available for contractors and employees. Direct deposit for contractors is $4 per month. Each employee is $4 per month with no additional fees for direct deposit.

Same day direct deposit: Available to QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite users. Payroll processed before 7AM PST shall arrive the same business day (excluding weekends and holidays). Requires setup of direct deposit and bank verification. Same-Day direct deposit may be subject to eligibility criteria. Deposit delays may vary because of third party delays, risk reviews, or issues beyond Intuit’s control. Same-Day Deposit available only for employees.

HR support: HR support is provided by experts at Mineral, Inc. Requires acceptance of Mineral’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. HR Support Center available only to QuickBooks Online Premium and Elite subscriptions. HR Advisor support only available in QuickBooks Online Payroll Elite. HR support is not available to accountants who are calling on behalf of their clients.

Guideline 401(k): 401(k) offerings are provided and administered by Guideline, an independent third party and not provided by Intuit. Intuit is not a 401(k) plan administrator, fiduciary or other provider. Requires acceptance of Guideline's Client Relationship Summary and Privacy Policy. Additional 401(k) plan fees will apply. Employees may manage their contributions directly with Guideline. Admin and payroll access required to sign up for a 401(k) plan with Guideline.

QuickBooks Time: The QuickBooks Time mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability. GPS tracking requires cell service and that users set their location settings to “Always” in order to click-in and track time using the mobile app. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Time mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite subscription at no additional cost.

Expert review: Available upon request for QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite.

Expert setup: Available to QuickBooks Online Payroll Elite users only. A QuickBooks payroll expert will complete your setup, once you provide necessary information. Your payroll setup will be automatically reviewed to make sure everything is correct before Tax Penalty Protection is enabled.

#Claims

1. 5 minutes payroll claim: Run payroll in less than 5 minutes with QuickBooks payroll: Median time for QuickBooks payroll customers to view and approve payroll is less than 5 minutes. Based on an Intuit survey of 505 QuickBooks Payroll customers in December 2018 who stated average time savings compared with their prior solution.

ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing - ProAdvisor Discount

Terms and Conditions

FOR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE ACCOUNTANT CUSTOMERS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 30% OFF QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SIMPLE START, ESSENTIALS, PLUS, OR ADVANCED SUBSCRIPTION WITH PROADVISOR PREFERRED PRICING - PROADVISOR DISCOUNT OFFER

Eligibility: This offer is eligible to accounting firms who register or have registered for QuickBooks Online Accountant (“QBOA”) and use the ProAdvisor Discount option (“QBOA Customer”) for the QuickBooks Online (“QBO”), QuickBooks Online Payroll (“QBOP”), and QuickBooks Time (formerly TSheets) (collectively, “QuickBooks”) subscription fees. (The ProAdvisor Discount invoicing option means that the QBOA user agrees to pay for the QBO subscription fees (“ProAdvisor Discount”). Offer is available to new QuickBooks subscribers only.

Pricing: Eligible QBOA Customers will be entitled to the following discounts:

  • 30% off the then-current list price of QuickBooks Online Simple Start, Essentials, Plus, or Advanced
  • 30% off the then-current list price of QBOP and 15% off the then-current per employee list price
  • 30% off the then-current list price of QuickBook Time (Formerly TSheets) and 15% off the then-current per employee list price

Discount and list price subject to change at any time at Intuit’s sole discretion. All prices are quoted without sales tax. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Offer Terms:All QuickBooks subscriptions must be entered through ProAdvisor Discount and activated within 6 months of offer sign up. The discount will be terminated for any subscriptions which are not activated within the 6 month activation period. The discount is valid only for the named individual or company that registered for QuickBooks subscription and cannot be transferred to another client, individual, or company. Cannot be combined with any other Intuit offer. Offer valid for a limited time only, only in the U.S., and is non-transferable. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.

Billing: The QBOA Customer's account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis. The first bill date will be on the date of enrollment unless the QBOA Customer already has other QuickBooks subscriptions through the ProAdvisor Discount, in which case the charge will be deferred to the next existing bill date at a prorated rate for all active subscriptions at the ProAdvisor Discount until the billing for subscription is transferred or the subscription is terminated. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your account. Payment is due, in full, immediately upon monthly invoicing. To remove the QuickBooks subscription from ProAdvisor Discount, please click here and follow the prompts. All future monthly subscription charges will be transferred to the QuickBooks company at the then-current list price. You may remove subscriptions from ProAdvisor Discount at any time. Transfer of the billing for the subscription will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period and then the QuickBooks company will be responsible for the then-current list price of the subscription fees. You will not receive a pro-rated refund. Transfer of the billing for the subscription will not terminate the QBOA Customer’s user rights. For more information on managing user rights or deleting clients, please see here.

QuickBooks requires a persistent internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended) and a computer with a supported Internet browser or a mobile phone with a supported operating system (see System Requirements). Network fees may apply.

ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing - Direct Discount

Terms and Conditions

FOR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE ACCOUNTANT CUSTOMERS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 30% OFF FOR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SIMPLE START, ESSENTIALS, PLUS, OR ADVANCED SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF THE SUBSCRIPTION WITH PROADVISOR PREFERRED PRICING CLIENT DISCOUNT OFFER

Eligibility:This offer is eligible to accounting firms who register or have registered for QuickBooks Online Accountant (“QBOA”) and use the Client Discount option for the QuickBooks Online (“QBO”), QuickBooks Online Payroll (“QBOP”), and QuickBooks Time (formerly TSheets) (collectively, “QuickBooks”) subscription fees (“QBOA Customers”). The Client Discount invoicing option means that the QBOA user enters in the client’s information and the client is billed for the QuickBooks subscription fees directly (“Client Discount”). Offer is available to new QuickBooks subscribers only.

Pricing:Eligible QBOA Customers will be entitled to apply the following discounts for the first 12 months of the service for their client starting from the date of enrollment, followed by the then-current fee for the service.

  • 30% off the then-current list price of QuickBooks Online Simple Start, Essentials, Plus, or Advanced
  • 30% off the then-current list price of QBOP and 15% off the then-current per employee list price
  • 30% off the then-current list price of QuickBooks Time (formerly TSheets) and 15% off the then-current per employee list price.

Discount and list price subject to change at any time at Intuit’s sole discretion. All prices are quoted without sales tax. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Offer TermsAll QuickBooks subscriptions must be entered through Client Discount. The discount is valid only for the named individual or company that registered for QuickBooks subscription and cannot be transferred to another client, individual, or company. Cannot be combined with any other Intuit offer. Offer valid in the US only and is non-transferable. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.

Billing:The QuickBooks customer's account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis. The first bill date will be on the date of enrollment. Subscriptions will be charged to the credit card through the QuickBooks account. Payment is due, in full, immediately upon monthly invoicing. To remove the QuickBooks subscription from your Client Discounts, please click here and follow the prompts. Removal of the billing for the subscription will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. All future monthly subscription charges to the QuickBooks account will be at the then-current list price. You may remove subscriptions from your Client Discounts at any time. The QuickBooks customer may cancel their subscription at any time, by going to the Account & Settings in QBO and selecting “Cancel.” The QuickBooks customer will not receive a pro-rated refund. Removal of the Client Discount for the subscription will not terminate the QBOA customer’s user rights. For more information on managing user rights or deleting clients, please see here.

QuickBooks requires a persistent internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended) and a computer with a supported Internet browser or a mobile phone with a supported operating system (see System Requirements). Network fees may apply.