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Hello i need set up help

Level 1

Hello i need set up help

I need help setting up my payroll for the first time


Hello i need set up help

Hello there, derek11 and E M J,


I'm here to help set up your payroll in QuickBooks Online (QBO).


There are three versions of payroll for QBO UK:

  • Standard Payroll
  • Advanced Payroll
  • PaySuite.

Let's turn on this service if you're using the Standard Payroll. To do so, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Log in to your account, then select Employees.
  2. Click Choose your plan.
  3. From the QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll option, select Get Started.
  4. Go to Employees, then select Get set up to run payroll. This will also help you make changes once you've finished the basic setup.

To complete the setup, feel free to read through this page: QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll Hub. Then, go to the Set up payroll section and follow each link for more details. Those links will also help you manage employees, run payroll, submit returns, and generate payroll reports.


However, you can refer to these articles if you choose the PaySuite or Advanced payroll:

These links provide instructions and detailed steps on how to set up your payroll for the first time.


Our QuickBooks Online Technical Team can also help you if you need assistance. They can do screen-sharing to guide you with the process. Here's how:

  1. Select Help (?) at the top right.
  2. Select Contact Us to connect with a live support agent.

Let me know if there's anything else you need concerning payroll and I'd be glad to help you out.

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