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Payroll options for QuickBooks Desktop

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Basic payroll

$ 29

 

$23

$

20

/mo

Save 20% for 6 months*

+ $2/employee per month

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Enhanced payroll

$ 45

 

$36

$

/mo

Save 20% for 6 months*

+ $2/employee per month

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Assisted payroll

$ 109

 

$87

$

20

/mo

Save 20% for 12 months*

+ $2/employee per paycheck

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All in QuickBooks
Easy paychecks: just enter hours
Track income & expenses
Pay 1099 contractors
Pay by free direct deposit
Pay by printed checks
Free expert support
Free year-end help
Electronically file W-2’s at year-end
Print W-2’s for employees
Federal tax forms included
State tax forms included
Click for payroll tax E-File & E-Pay1
Payroll setup assistance specialist
We file and pay taxes for you
No tax penalties, guaranteed

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • All in QuickBooks
  • Easy paychecks: just enter hours
  • Pay W-2 employees
  • Pay by free direct deposit
  • Pay by printed checks
  • Free expert support
Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • All in QuickBooks
  • Easy paychecks: just enter hours
  • Pay W-2 employees
  • Pay 1099 contractors
  • Pay by free direct deposit
  • Pay by printed checks
  • Free expert support
  • Free year-end help
  • Electronically file W-2’s at year-end
  • Print W-2’s for employees
  • Federal tax forms included
  • State tax forms included
Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • All in QuickBooks
  • Easy paychecks: just enter hours
  • Pay W-2 employees
  • Pay 1099 contractors
  • Pay by free direct deposit
  • Pay by printed checks
  • Free expert support
  • Free year-end help
  • Electronically file W-2’s at year-end
  • Print W-2’s for employees
  • Federal tax forms included
  • State tax forms included
  • Click for payroll tax E-File & E-Pay1
  • Payroll setup assistance specialist
  • We file and pay taxes for you
  • No tax penalties, guaranteed>
Important offers, pricing details, & disclaimers
  • Run payroll on QuickBooks desktop software
    Payroll in QuickBooks
    Save time with everything in one place. No exporting or double checking. Everything is done right in QuickBooks.
  • Pay employees with QuickBooks desktop software
    Paychecks in 3 easy steps
    Just enter your hours in QuickBooks, review, and approve your payroll and pay your employees.
  • Pay employees with direct deposit using QuickBooks Desktop Payroll
    Free direct deposit
    Nearly 75% of employees prefer to be paid via direct deposit. With QuickBooks, you choose the fit for your business needs.
Questions? Call 800-556-9881
Frequently asked questions
† Error-free guarantee: We assume responsibility for federal and state payroll filings and payments directly from your account(s) based on the data you supply. As long as the information you provide us is correct and on time, and you have sufficient funds in your account, we’ll file your tax forms and payments accurately and on time or we’ll pay the resulting payroll tax penalties. Guarantee terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice

Offer terms

*QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll offer valid for new QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll customers only. 20% discount applies to the monthly service fee for QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll only, and does not apply to the per employee fee. After your 30-day free trial, you will automatically be charged 20% off the current rate for the first 6 months, or until you cancel. After 7 months, you will automatically be charged at the then current rate for your QuickBooks Desktop Basic Payroll subscription. Offer valid August 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase via this website. Requires QuickBooks 2017 and above (sold separately). Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.
*QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll offer valid for new QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll customers only. 20% off applies to the monthly service fee for QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll only, and does not apply to the per employee fee. After your 30-day free trial, you will automatically be charged 20% off the current rate for the first 6 months, or until you cancel. After 7 months, you will automatically be charged at the then current rate for your QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll subscription. Offer valid August 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase via this website. Requires QuickBooks 2017 and above (sold separately). Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.
*Assisted Payroll offer valid for new Assisted Payroll customers only. 40% off applies to the monthly service fee for the Assisted Payroll only, and does not apply to the per employee fee. Discount applies to the first 12 months of service, starting at sign up. Starting at month 13, your account will be automatically charged at the then-current monthly service fee for Assisted Payroll. Offer valid October 7, 2019 through December 6, 2019. To take advantage of this special offer, you must purchase by calling in with the given number or using the Chat option on this website. Pricing includes 1 state. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is currently $12/month. Requires QuickBooks 2017 and above (sold separately) and is not available with QuickBooks Self-Employed or any other QuickBooks Online or Payroll offers. Terms, conditions, features, service and support options are subject to change without notice.
You may cancel at any time. To cancel your Payroll subscription, click here.

Features

1. E-file and E-pay: You can set the filing method of your Federal and State forms to E-file. Instead of printing and mailing the forms, send them electronically to the appropriate agencies in QuickBooks Desktop. Also, you can set the payment method for your scheduled Federal and State tax payments to E-Pay, and conveniently pay the appropriate tax agencies in QuickBooks Desktop. This is available in Quickbooks Payroll Enhanced and to selected states only.

Claims

† Payroll done in minutes claim: Based on Intuit survey March 2018, which found nearly 9 out of 10 (or 89 % of) Assisted customers spend 5 min or less to create a paycheck.
† Direct deposit claim: Based on Intuit survey of 1,000 employees conducted in June 2018 and on reported payroll times for monthly subscription products offered by comparable U.S. online payroll providers.
Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.