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Adding a new business in QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll

Before you can add employees and process pay runs, you will first need to add a new business.


Once you have turned on QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll, you will be prompted to Add a New Business. You can do this by entering the business details in the form.


When adding a new business you will need to provide the following information:


  • CHRN: this is a unique number issued by Companies House when a limited company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is incorporated. It is sometimes abbreviated as 'CRN' and is sometimes referred to as a Companies House Number. Your CHRN will consist of 8 numbers, or 2 letters followed by 6numbers.
  • Business Name: this is the legal name of the business. It will be the name shown on payslips
  • Postcode/Town: this is the primary address for your business.


Tell us a bit about yourself


In this section please add your contact name, email address, and contact phone number.


Payroll details


In this section you need to:


  • Enter your standard work hours: there is the option to select some default hours from the drop down menu or add your own choice of hours by selecting other and then specifying your standard hours.
  • Specify when your work week starts and ends: i.e., starts Monday, ends Sunday or starts Wednesday, ends Tuesday. Please select from the drop down menu.
  • Select how often you will process a pay run: weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
  • Specify which industry your business belongs to.

When you have completed this page, press Sign Up, then on Go to dashboard, to be redirected to the main dashboard.


Note: if you are accessing Advanced Payroll and another user is listed as the owner of the app, you will be prompted with the following message:

"Change the current AdvancedPayrollUK admin for Wilde Composites LimitedThe current app owner is [...]. Select Become admin to change the owner to [...]."

To resolve, click Become admin.

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