Payroll & Auto-enrolment | Small Business Accounting Software

Payroll software that fits every business

Easy-to-use payroll software that takes the hassle out of managing payroll by calculating your employees' take home pay, providing professional payslips and more. Add it to your existing QuickBooks subscription or sign up today.

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Manage Payroll and business finances all in one place

Choose the simplicity of Standard Payroll or the fully comprehensive Advanced Payroll.

Standard Payroll

Simple solution

Sign in and add Standard Payroll

Advanced Payroll

Full functionality

Sign in and add Advanced Payroll

How to add Payroll to QuickBooks

If you already have a QuickBooks subscription, adding Payroll couldn't be easier - just follow the steps below. If you're not using QuickBooks yet, .

  • 1

    Sign up or sign in to QuickBooks

  • 2

    Click on Employees tab

  • 3

    Select your Payroll plan

QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll

Start payday the simple way

You don't have to be an expert to manage your company's payroll. Our software has been designed with small businesses in mind. QuickBooks Standard Payroll works best for businesses with simple payroll needs and takes the hassle out of the entire process.

  • Speed through every pay run

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

  • Everything in one place

    Get your payroll sorted alongside your other business accounts - all in QuickBooks.

  • 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 non-compliance fines. Our software auto-updates in line with HMRC requirements.

  • Award winning support

    Access video tutorials and webinars to get you started or get help from our UK-based team.

Getting started with Standard Payroll

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QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll

Manage every payroll challenge

Power through payroll with super-charged software. The complete payroll solution for complex payroll needs.

  • Your one-stop shop

    Handle payroll alongside your business finances and automatically and seamlessly configure your chart of accounts. No need for additional software.

  • Access for Employees

    No more chasing timesheets, sending out payslips, or processing leave requests or expense claims. Employees can enter their own data through the portal and mobile app.

  • Adjustable automation

    Choose to apply time-saving rules; then make your own amendments. Separate directors' pay from other employees’ or post journals for multiple locations into different accounts.

  • Pain-free pensions

    Assess your workforce and manage auto enrolment contributions. Automatically submit information to a pension provider and even trigger Direct Debit payments.

  • Multiple pay days

    QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll supports multiple pay schedules, from weekly to annual. You can print or email payslips for employees.

  • Handy HR features

    QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll supports multiple pay schedules, from weekly to annual. You can print or email payslips for employees.

  • Complete compliance

    Meet all your maternity, paternity and statutory sick payments and workplace pensions obligations. You can also opt in to CIS, salary sacrifice schemes and court order deductions.

  • Know where you stand

    Log in at any time for a real-time view of your payroll. Get instant updates after each pay run with an automatic email with one of 30 off-the-peg payroll reports.

There's a plan whatever your business needs

Simple Start

£12
£6 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

Essentials

£18
£9 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

Plus

£27
£14 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

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Frequently asked questions

  • Does QuickBooks offer a payroll service? I’m not sure how to do payroll.

    No, but our intuitive payroll software make it easy for you to be your own payroll manager. The software automatically calculates your employees' take-home pay, factoring in their auto enrolment contributions, National Insurance deductions and tax. If you need it, our a step-by-step guides 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 each employee’s rate and the number of hours worked and our built-in pay calculator will do the rest. With Advanced Payroll software employees can even enter their hours into timesheets, ready for approval, making 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.

  • What the difference between HMRC’s free payroll software and the QuickBooks payroll system?

    Free software is available from a range of suppliers, but these only offer basic features (such as payroll tax) and are only suitable if you have a very small number of employees. If you're looking for payroll software with more features and that's linked to your online accounting system, check out QuickBooks Payroll.

  • Should I go for QuickBooks Standard or Advanced Payroll?

    It depends on your needs. Look at our list of features to decide which is best for your business.