Full-service payroll for small businesses

Manage payroll with expert support and review. Do it all with the #1 payroll provider.1

Manage payroll and access tools and services in one place

  • Expert setup and review

    QuickBooks experts can review or complete your payroll setup for you.**
  • Payroll taxes made easy

    We’ll calculate, file, and pay your federal and state payroll taxes automatically.**
  • Accuracy and compliance

    Get built-in employee time tracking to help ensure paycheck accuracy.**
  • Free direct deposit

    Keep cash longer with free direct deposit. Employees are paid quickly every time.**

Choose from our newest payroll services

Simple Start
Cover the basics—easily pay your team and have your payroll taxes done for you.
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated tax and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Next-day direct deposit
Simple Start
Manage your team and perfect payday with powerful tools and services.
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated tax and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Same-day direct deposit
  • Workers’ comp administration
  • HR support center
  • Expert setup review
  • Track time on the go
Simple Start
Access on-demand experts to simplify payday and protect what matters most.
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months

Payroll features

  • Full-service payroll
    Includes automated tax and forms
  • Auto Payroll
  • Health benefits for your team
  • Expert product support
  • Same-day direct deposit
  • Workers’ comp administration
  • HR support center
  • White glove customized setup
  • 24/7 expert product support
  • Track time and projects on the go
  • Tax Penalty Protection1
  • Personal HR advisor

Here’s what’s included with all our payroll plans:

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. 
Workforce portal Employees can access pay stubs and W-2s, and safely view PTO balances and withholding allowances online. 
Available in all 50 states 
Manage garnishments and deductions Set 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. 

Frequently asked questions

Offer terms*

30-day free trial: First thirty (30) days of subscription to QuickBooks Online Payroll Core, Premium, or Elite (“Payroll”), starting from the date of enrollment, is free. To continue using Payroll after your 30-day trial, you’ll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorization, and you’ll be charged on a monthly basis at the then-current fee for the service(s) you’ve selected until you cancel. 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. 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. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly. Sales tax may be applied where applicable. To be eligible for this offer, you must be a new Payroll customer and sign up for the monthly plan using the “Free 30-Day Trial” option. This offer can’t be combined with any other QuickBooks offers. Offer available for a limited time only. To cancel your subscription at any time, call 866-272-8734 or go to Account & Settings in QuickBooks and select “Cancel.” Your cancellation will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. You will not receive a prorated refund; your access and subscription benefits will continue for the remainder of the billing period. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options are subject to change without notice.

50% off for 3 months: 50% off the monthly price for QuickBooks Online Payroll [Core, Premium, or Elite] (“Payroll”) is for the first 3 months of service, starting from the date of enrollment, followed by the then-current [monthly/annual] list price. Your account will be charged automatically on a [monthly/annual] basis until you cancel. Each employee is an additional $[4/8/10]/month. Contractor payments are $4/month. Service is optimized for up to 50 employees or contractors and capped at 150. The service includes 1 state tax filing. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is $12/month. The discounts do not apply to additional employees and state tax filing fees. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly. Sales tax may be applied where applicable. To be eligible for this offer, you must be a new Payroll customer and sign up for the monthly plan using the “Buy Now” option. This offer can’t be combined with any other QuickBooks offers. Offer available for a limited time only. To cancel your subscription at any time, go to Account & Settings in QuickBooks and select “Cancel.” Your cancellation will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. You will not receive a prorated refund; your access and subscription benefits will continue for the remainder of the billing period. Offer cannot be combined with any other Intuit offer. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options are subject to change without notice.

Money movement services are brought to you by Intuit Payments Inc. subject to eligibility criteria, credit and application approval.

Features**

Expert review: Available upon request for QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite.

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.

QuickBooks Time tracking: Additional fees may apply. Time tracking included in the QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite subscription services. Features vary. The QuickBooks Time mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Time mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite subscription at no additional cost. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.

Same-day direct deposit: Available to QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium and Elite users. Payroll processed before 7:00 AM PT shall arrive the same business day (excluding weekends and holidays). Requires setup of direct deposit and bank verification. Same-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. Same-day direct deposit available only for employees.

Next-day direct deposit: Available to only QuickBooks Online Payroll Core users. Payroll processed before 7:00 PM PT 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 direct 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 direct deposit.

Tax penalty protection: If you receive a tax notice and send it to us within 15-days of the tax notice we will cover the payroll tax penalty, up to $25,000. Additional conditions and restrictions apply. Only QuickBooks Online Payroll Elite users are eligible to receive tax penalty protection.

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.

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

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

Claims

Peace of mind: QuickBooks Payroll is the #1 payroll provider for small businesses: Based on the overall number of customers for QB payroll products as of 06/2020.

Peace of mind: We help 1.4 million businesses do payroll and file taxes. Based on the overall number of customers for QB payroll products as of 10/2018.

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