Payroll Software for Accountants

Payroll tax software for accountants

Add the perfect payroll solution to your clients’ QuickBooks subscription and power through payroll with super-charged software. Our intuitive payroll software for accountants makes it easy for you to be your clients’ payroll manager.

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Manage staff through COVID-19. Track furloughed employees easily. Stay on top of your payroll with QuickBooks while working from home. Learn how to track furloughed staff here.

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.

Affordable payroll

Integrated payroll system

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.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

Adjustable automation

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.

Affordable payroll

Pain-free pensions

Assess your clients’ workforce and manage their auto enrolment. Automatically submit information to a pension provider2 and even trigger Direct Debit payments.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

Complete compliance

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.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

Speed through every pay run

Save time and improve efficiency with software that covers all the basics.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

Calculations you can count on

Let us do the sums – from overtime and bonus payments, to PAYE, NI and pension contributions.

Affordable payroll

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.

Affordable payroll

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.

Sign up or sign in to your QuickBooks account

2. Select the client you want to add payroll for

3. Click on the Payroll tab

4. Choose your payroll plan

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Frequently asked questions

If you select the Free Trial option the first months subscription to QuickBooks, starting from the date of enrolment, is free. To continue using QuickBooks after your one month trial, you'll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorisation, and you'll be charged the then current fee for the service(s) you've selected. All prices shown exclude VAT. Offer(s) are valid for new QuickBooks customers only. Offer cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

QuickBooks Making Tax Digital for VAT software is available to all QuickBooks Simple Start, Essential and Plus subscribers. Use of QuickBooks MTD for VAT software and bridging software must be aligned with HMRC's eligibility requirements and includes additional set up between the small business and HMRC.

QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Businesses whose home currency is not GBP are currently not supported.

Receive a 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Simple Start or 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 4 months of service, starting from date of enrolment, followed by the then current monthly price. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. You must select the Buy Now option and will not receive a one month trial. Offer valid for new QuickBooks Online customers only. No limit on the number of subscriptions ordered. You can cancel at any time by calling 0808 168 9533. Discount cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice. All prices shown exclude VAT.

Receive a 50% discount off the current monthly subscription price for the first 4 months of service starting from the date you subscribe for the service. In order to obtain the discount you need to select the Buy Now option and will not receive the free one month trial offer. After the first 4 months, your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the then current price until you cancel. The above discount offer is available only to new QuickBooks Self-Employed customers and cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers.

Sign up to QuickBooks Payroll between 1 April 2021 and 31 May 2021 and receive 75% off your payroll subscription fee for the first 4 months from the date of signing up to QuickBooks Payroll. This is available if you sign up to QuickBooks Standard Payroll or QuickBooks Advanced Payroll. You will receive the discount on the subscription fee, there is no discount to the per employee fee.

This offer is only available to small business customers paying for their subscription themselves. This is available only to new payroll small business customers. You can be new to QuickBooks Online, or an existing customer of QuickBooks Online, who has not previously used either of our online payroll.

After the first 4 months your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the normal rate of £4/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee + VAT @ 20% for Standard Payroll or £8/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee + VAT @ 20% for Advanced Payroll, until you cancel.

QuickBooks Advanced Payroll allows you to automatically submit information to the following pension providers: NEST, The Peoples Pension, Smart Pensions, Aviva and NOW:Pensions

Mileage tracking is available on QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Online on iOS and Android only.

These terms apply to QuickBooks UK customers only. Bulk-pricing discount offer is valid only if you are signing up for more than one QuickBooks Online subscription with each order. View terms and conditions for multiple accounts pricing here. To inquire further about the bulk-pricing discount offer, please call 0808 168 4246.

*QuickBooks UK have temporarily changed our support hours due to the mandated travel and office restrictions. Please see temporary customer support opening times:

  • QuickBooks Online Phone – Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm.
  • QuickBooks Online Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 8am to 12am, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.
  • QuickBooks Self Employed Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.