Get started with Standard Payroll

Kick start your payroll with our setup checklist, interactive webinars and quick, how-to videos.

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Payroll setup checklist

Before you set up payroll in QuickBooks you’ll need to get some information together. You’ll find these details in your own records or from previous payroll providers (if applicable). Make sure you have your:

  • company info
  • HMRC Gateway credentials, accounts office and PAYE reference
  • employee info
  • pay history (if you haven’t paid anyone in the current year you won’t have this information)
  • pension info
  • bank details

Get started with QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll

Let our experts walk you through the basics of QuickBooks Online Payroll. Learn how to get set up, add your first employee, run payroll and file your payroll taxes to HMRC.

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Workplace Pensions and QuickBooks Standard Payroll

The webinar that makes workplace pensions easy. Discover everything you need to know about selecting and setting up your workplace pension, assessing your employees and reporting to the pension provider.

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Videos

Master the basics, step by step and get set up in payroll at your own speed.

How to set up employer details

How to add employees

How to run payroll

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Read detailed help articles on the payroll support hub.

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One to one help

Get free one to one payroll guidance and support in product with our innovative SmartLook technology.

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

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