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QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll
Make Payroll work for your practice
Power through your clients’ payroll with super-charged software. The complete payroll solution for accountants who run payroll for multiple customers with complex payroll needs.
Your one-stop shop
Take care of your clients’ payroll alongside their business finances and automatically configure your chart of accounts in a seamless experience. There’s no need for additional software.
Access for Employees
Save time chasing timesheets, sending out payslips or processing leave requests and expense claims. Individuals can enter their own data through the employee portal and mobile app.
Choose to apply time-saving rules, then make your own adjustments. It’s easy to separate out directors pay from other employees’, or post journals for multiple locations into different accounts.
Assess your clients’ workforce and manage their auto enrolment. Automatically submit information to a pension provider2 and even trigger Direct Debit payments.
Multiple pay days
QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll supports multiple pay schedules for a single company, from weekly to annual. You can print or email payslips for employees.
Handy HR features
Make your clients’ lives easier. Rotas can be created and assigned to employees who can enter their own timesheets and request days off, ready for approval.
Deliver instant peace of mind by meeting maternity, paternity and sick statutory payments and workplace pensions obligations. You can also report CIS suffered, salary sacrifice schemes and court order deductions.
A clear view for clients
Clients can log in at any time for a real-time view of their payroll. Instantly update them after each pay run with an automatic email including one of 30 off-the-peg payroll reports.
QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll
Start payday the simple way
You don't have to be a payroll expert to run payroll. Designed for businesses with simple payroll needs. QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll makes the process painless.
Speed through every pay run
Save time and improve efficiency with software that covers all the basics.
Everything in one place
Get your clients’ payroll sorted alongside their other business accounts. When everything’s in QuickBooks it’s easy to stay organised.
Calculations you can count on
Let us do the sums – from overtime and bonus payments, to PAYE, NI and pension contributions.
Total peace of mind
No more worries about fines for non-compliance. Your payroll software has automatic updates so you’ll always be in line with HMRC’s requirements.
Award winning support
Access video tutorials and webinars to get you started and speak to our UK-based team for any other needs.
Get started with QuickBooks Payroll
If you already have a QuickBooks account, adding Payroll couldn't be easier - just follow the steps below. If you're not using QuickBooks yet, learn more here.
or sign in to your QuickBooks account
Select the client you want to add payroll for
Click on the Employees tab
Choose your payroll plan
Let's find the right payroll solution for you
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- Free for accountants and bookkeepers in practice.
- Pay a discounted rate for every client you add.
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- Free QuickBooks Online and Advanced Certification training.
- Free onboarding, marketing and Making Tax Digital resources.
Frequently asked questions
I want to offer a payroll service to my clients but I’m not sure how to do payroll. Can QuickBooks walk me through the process?
Yes. Our intuitive payroll tools make it easy for you to be your clients’ payroll manager and if you need a step-by-step guide to the process, our how-to videos and webinars are here to help.
Will I need to do the calculations for staff on different hourly rates?
No. With QuickBooks Payroll you don’t need to worry about how to work out hourly pay. Just enter your employee’s rate and the number of hours worked and our built-in pay calculator will do the rest. Our Advanced payroll software lets employees enter their own timesheets, ready for approval, which makes payroll management even easier.
Will I need to get separate payslip software?
No, payslips can be created for every employee in both QuickBooks Payroll products. Simply print them off or email them to members of staff. With our Advanced payroll software, employees can download their own payslips through the employee portal.
What’s the difference between HMRC’s free payroll software and the QuickBooks payroll system?
HMRC's PAYE tool offers basic features (such as payroll tax) and is only suitable for a small number of employees. It does not support the creation of payslips or auto enrolment. If you’re looking for an Online Payroll product with more features to help you manage payroll, check out QuickBooks Payroll functionality.
Should I go for QuickBooks Standard or Advanced Payroll?
It depends on the number of clients you’re managing payroll for and the complexity of their business. Look at our list of features to decide the best payroll software for your business.
1Receive free pay runs until 31st July 2020 when you subscribe to QuickBooks Standard or Advanced Payroll before 31st May 2020 and just pay the usual monthly subscription rate highlighted below. From 1 August 2020, your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the normal rate of £4/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee per month for Standard Payroll or £8/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee per month for Advanced Payroll, until you cancel. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis for the subscription fee and for all pay runs processed in the previous month. Offer available to all customers with an active subscription to QuickBooks Simple Start, Essentials or Plus. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.
2QuickBooks Advanced Payroll allows you to automatically submit information to the following pension providers: NEST, The Peoples Pension, Smart Pensions, Aviva and NOW:Pensions
QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Annual submissions are not currently supported but will be coming soon. Businesses whose home currency is not GBP are currently not supported.
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** ProAdvisors benefiting from our onsite Partner Training, must (i) provide the venue for the training session; (ii) make available appropriate tools and resources required for the delivery of the service as reasonably requested by Intuit; and (iii) ensure a minimum of 8 attendees otherwise a fee may be incurred. Each of our onsite services will be provided once per firm in any 12 month period. All our training services are based on content and curriculum determined by Intuit and subject to availability and subject to change. Call your Account Manager for further training information.
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