Payroll software for accountants

Make payday a breeze with tools like Auto Payroll and automated tax forms and filings.** Whether your clients run payroll themselves or want you to handle it for them, QuickBooks Payroll Elite is always free for accounting firms.

Powerful payroll features

Explore our features and choose the plan that’s right for you.

Tax penalty protection

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Tax penalty protection

With tax penalty protection, we’ll resolve filing errors and pay penalties up to $25,000. We work directly with the IRS so that you don’t have to.


Same-day direct deposit

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Same-day direct deposit

Keep employees happy with direct deposit. Submit payroll by 7 AM PT on payday morning to have funds withdrawn the same day.**


Trusted time tracking

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Trusted time tracking

Schedule employees by shift or job, and update hours in real time. Approve timesheets and run payroll from your mobile phone.**

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Personal HR advisor

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Personal HR advisor

We’ve got your back with professional guidanceon critical HR issues like hiring, compliance, and performance, powered by Mammoth, Inc.**


Customized payroll setup

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Customized payroll setup

Complete payroll with confidence. Save time and get your payroll up and running with white-glove setup and support from a QuickBooks Payroll expert.**


24/7 expert product support

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24/7 expert product support

Get answers to your payroll questions whenever they come up—day or night. Figure out features with step-by-step help via phone or chat.**


Payroll reporting

  • Stay on top of your clients’ tax liabilities with quarterly or annual payroll reports.
  • Avoid surprises and run and export reports to track bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, and more.
  • Allow access to reports or hours while maintaining full control by customizing team and client permissions.
 

Payroll services for your clients

From basic to advanced features, it’s easy to find a payroll system that works for your clients. All plans come with full-service payroll, including automated taxes and forms.**

  • Payroll Core has you covered. Pay your team, enroll in health benefits from SimplyInsured, and get expert product support.**
  • Payroll Premium adds powerful tools, including same-day direct deposit, employee time tracking, and help with HR compliance.**
  • Payroll Elite is there for every step with white-glove customized setup, tax penalty protection, a personal HR advisor, and 24/7 product support.**

Mobile app

  • Pay employees on the go with our payroll app—free with your subscription.**
  • Never forget a deadline, and get automated alerts when taxes or payroll are due.
  • File tax forms in all 50 states, right from the app.
 

Why trust QuickBooks for payroll?

Grow your accounting practice with confidence—get services backed by a personal HR advisor and expert support. It’s no wonder more than a million customers made QuickBooks Payroll the No. 1 payroll provider for small businesses.1

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Cover the basics—easily pay your team and have your payroll taxes done for you.
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Manage your team and perfect payday with powerful tools and services.
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Access on-demand experts to simplify payday and protect what matters most.
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