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QuickBooks Online Payroll price increase, and feature updates FAQ

Get answers to commonly asked questions, and learn more about QuickBooks Online Payroll’s revamped lineup: Core, Premium, and Elite.

We made improvements and added new features to QuickBooks Online Payroll, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

To provide you the best experience with QuickBooks Online Payroll, we’re constantly working on improvements and new features.

We know it’s not easy running your business, and payroll shouldn’t even be harder. The price increase helps us make QuickBooks Online Payroll better, which in turn makes payroll easier for you.

Do more with the new Payroll lineup. We added features, and improved existing ones.




Full-service payroll, plus:
  • Automated tax and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Next-day direct deposit
Everything in Core, plus:
  • Same-day direct deposit
  • Grant user permissions
  • HR support center
  • Expert setup review
  • Track time on the go
Everything in Premium, plus:
  • Professional payroll setup
  • Track time and projects on the go
  • Tax Penalty Free Guarantee*
  • 24/7 expert product support
  • Personal HR advisor

Learn more about the new and improved features with our in-depth guide.

*If you receive a tax penalty by mistake while using Elite, don’t worry. We’ll help you resolve it, and we'll reimburse any penalty and interest cost up to $25,000 a year.

Product Retail price Wholesale price


$45/mo +
$45 $22.50/mo +
$4/employee/mo50% off


$75/mo +
$75 $37.50/mo +
$8/employee/mo50% off


$125/mo +
$125 $62.50/mo +
$10/employee/mo50% off

Save more on time tracking with TSheets, now in Premium and Elite.

The new lineup will be available on or after March 1, 2020.

No. Once it’s available, you’ll automatically have access to the new features when you sign in to your QuickBooks account.

Yes. Since time tracking with TSheets is now included in the two new lineups, you’ll also need to upgrade to Premium or Elite.

You’ll have a duplicate TSheets account if you sign up with the new lineup. Get in touch with us so we can help export your time data, and close your existing account.

No. You can choose to enroll in Auto Payroll, and you won’t be enrolled without notification.

Yes. You may downgrade or manage your subscription any time inside QuickBooks. Go to Account and Settings, and select Billing & Subscriptions. Or get in touch with us so we can help.

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