50% off QuickBooks for 3 months*. Limited time only.

QuickBooks Online Payroll Core

Cover the basics—easily pay your team and have your payroll taxes done for you.

Discover what you can do with our simplest solution

 

Set up and run your first payroll in as little as an hour

We do your payroll taxes

Spend time doing what matters most. We’ll calculate, file, and pay your payroll taxes automatically once payroll setup is complete.1

Run payroll automatically

Auto Payroll will do the work for you.2 Once your payroll setup is complete, you’ll receive alerts and notifications so you’re always in control.

Easily manage your business

A suite of HR3 and employee services, including health benefits4 (powered by SimplyInsured) and workers’ comp5 (powered by AP Intego), are available right from your payroll account.

Payroll + QuickBooks. Better together.

Save time and energy: Your payroll and accounting data updates in real time.

Stay accountant ready: Easily share real-time payroll and accounting data with your accountant, anytime.

Keep cash longer: Submit payroll when you’re ready with next-day direct deposit.6

Choose a payroll plan that’s right for you

Save an average of $600 per year with QuickBooks Payroll††

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated taxes and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Next-day direct deposit
Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated taxes and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Next-day direct deposit

QuickBooks Simple Start features

  • Track income and expenses
  • Capture and organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice and accept payments
  • Run basic reports
  • Send estimates
Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated taxes and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Next-day direct deposit

QuickBooks Plus features

  • Track income and expenses
  • Capture and organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice and accept payments
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send estimates
  • Manage & pay bills
  • Track inventory
  • Manage 1099 contractors

Learn more information about these features.

All of our plans include these features:

Fast unlimited payroll runs  QuickBooks Online Payroll lets you view and approve employee hours and run payroll in less than 5 minutes. 
Calculate paychecks and taxes Get automatic tax calculations on every paycheck. We’ll monitor and update federal and state taxes so you don’t have to. 
Automated tax and forms Federal and state payroll taxes (including year-end filings) are calculated, filed, and paid, automatically.7 
Workforce portalEmployees can access pay stubs and W-2s, and safely view PTO balances and withholding allowances online. 
Available in all 50 states 
Manage garnishments and deductions8Set 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. 

Additional services for your unique business

QuickBooks gives you the tools you need to manage employees and stay compliant.
Frequently asked questions

Limited time offer terms

 

QuickBooks products: Offer available for QuickBooks Online and/or QuickBooks Online Payroll Core, Premium, or Elite (collectively, the “QuickBooks Products”). The offer includes either a free trial for 30 days (“Free Trial for 30 Days”) or a discount for 3 months of service (“Discount”) (collectively, the “QuickBooks Offer”). QuickBooks Live Bookkeeping is not included in the QuickBooks Offer.

Free trial for 30 days: First thirty (30) days of subscription to the QuickBooks Products, starting from the date of enrollment is free. To continue using the QuickBooks Products after your 30-day trial, you’ll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorization. Thereafter, you’ll be charged on a monthly basis at the then-current fee for the service(s) you’ve selected until you cancel. To be eligible for this offer you must sign up for the free trial plan using the “Try it free” option.

Discount Offer: Discount applied to the monthly price for the QuickBooks Products is for the first 3 months of service, starting from the date of enrollment, followed by the then-current monthly list price.To be eligible for this offer you must be a new QuickBooks customer and sign up for the monthly plan using the “Buy Now” option.

Offer terms: Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly. Sales tax may be applied where applicable. This offer can’t be combined with any other QuickBooks offers. Offer only available for a limited time and to new QuickBooks customers. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Terms: To cancel your QuickBooks Products subscription at any time go to Account & Settings in QuickBooks and select “Cancel.” Your QuickBooks Online cancellation will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. The QuickBooks Online Payroll subscription will terminate immediately upon cancellation.You will not receive a pro-rated refund; your access and subscription benefits will continue for the remainder of the billing period.

QuickBooks Online Payroll terms: Each employee is an additional $4/month for Core, $8/month for Premium, and $10/month for Elite. Contractor payments via direct deposit are $4/month for Core, $8/month for Premium, and $10/month for Elite. Service optimized for up to 50 employees or contractors and capped at 150. The service includes 1 state filing. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is $12/month for only Core and Premium. There is no additional charge for additional state tax filings in Elite. The discounts do not apply to additional employees and state tax filing fees.

 

Features

1. Automated tax payments and filings: Automated tax payments and filing available only for state and federal taxes. Enrollment in e-services is required. Local taxes require the user to print the forms and upload it to the necessary local sites. QuickBooks Online Payroll Core does not offer local tax payments and filings. Automatic filings for state new hire paperwork available in QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite only.

2. Auto Payroll: Available if setup for employees and the company are complete, all employees are salaried employees, all employees are set up on direct deposit, bank verification, e-services is enabled, the account has not been on hold in the last 6 months, and and first payroll has been run successfully.

3. HR services: Provided by experts at Mammoth, Inc. See Mammoth’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.

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

5. Workers’ comp: Benefits are powered by AP Intego and require acceptance of AP Intego’s privacy policy and Terms of Service. 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.

6. Next-day direct deposit: Available to only QuickBooks Online Payroll Core users. Payroll processed before 7PM PST 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 vary 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 $[4/8/10] per month, per contractor payment. Each employee is $[4/8/10] per month with no additional fees for with direct deposit.

7. Automated tax payments and filings: Automated tax payments and filing available only for state and federal taxes. Enrollment in e-services is required. Local taxes require the user to print the forms and upload it to the necessary local sites. QuickBooks Online Payroll Core does not offer local tax payments and filings. Automatic filings for state new hire paperwork available in QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite only.

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

The QuickBooks Essentials features and capabilities are subject to change and the product may be discontinued or subject to a price change after initial subscription periods have ended. The product may include undocumented features.

Other Core features

Expert 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. Intuit reserves the right to limit the length of the call. Terms conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

All of our plans include:

Automated tax payments and forms: Available only for state and federal taxes. Enrollment in e-services is required. Local taxes require the user to print the forms and upload it to the necessary local sites. QuickBooks Online Payroll Core does not offer local tax payments and filings. Automatic filings for state new hire paperwork available in QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite only.

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

Claims

Setup and run your first payroll in as little as an hour: Based on an internal 2018 analysis of QuickBooks Payroll customers with 1 or 2 employees.

††Customers save an average of $600 annually by paying their employees with QuickBooks Payroll: Based on an Intuit survey of 505 QuickBooks Payroll customers conducted in December 2018 that responded with >$0 in savings in the past year.

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.

Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.