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Learn more about the payroll integration services that compliment QuickBooks software.

Payroll Options

QuckBooks Payroll is a very user-friendly payroll software that integrates with both Desktop and Online versions of QuickBooks and offers many great payroll and tax features like unlimited payrolls each month, free direct deposit, or printable checks, automatic tax calculations, electronic tax filing, and free expert payroll support. In addition to the first-class software capabilities, Intuit Online Payroll now comes with complimentary setup support, a 30-day free trial and three pricing teirs:

QuickBook's payroll features also include:

  • Automatic paycheck calculation for 21 pay types, including salary, sick pay, and commissions
  • Email reminders when it's payday
  • Instant paychecks, direct deposit, and W-2s
  • iPhone app for mobile payroll
  • Reports on employee pay and deductions

QuickBook's tax features also include:

  • Automatic federal and state tax calculations, guaranteed accurate
  • Email reminders for taxes and unemployment insurance
  • No tax payments until they're due
  • Automatic W-2 preparation for all employees
  • Electronic W-2 filing
  • Reports on tax liability, wages, pay and more

Pricing

  • Basic: $20 per month (this is a special- regular price is $25) plus $2 per employee per month
    • Create paychecks
    • Pay by check or direct deposit
    • Free support
  • Enhanced: $31.20 per month (this is a special- regular price is $39) plus $2 per employee per month
    • Create and file W-2's
    • Create Federal and State tax forms
    • Payroll tax E-File and E-Pay (in states where this is available)
  • Full Service: $79 per month (this is a special- regular price is $99) plus $2 per employee per month
    • They file and pay taxes for you
    • No tax penalties, guaranteed
    • Payroll setup completed for you
    • Year-end forms  included
    • Detailed profit views with job costing also included

Add Payroll to QuickBooks Online

New QuickBooks Online Essentals or Online Plus users can bundle the "Enhanced" Online Payroll feature for a significant savings.  Monday through Friday, Quickbooks offers discounted pricing on it's QuickBooks Online products, and those discounts are substantially larger when combined with payroll. Currently, Online Essentails is discounted to $18.86 per month from $26.95 for the first six months when purchased alone, but, by adding the Payroll option, the combineed discounted price is $32.97 for 12 months. This equates to a total savings of  $395.76 for the combined services instead of $48.54 for Essentials only. Purchasing Online Plus with Payroll is $39.47 for the first 12 months, which is a savings of $473.76.

Pricing for "Enhanced" Payroll / QuickBooks Online bundles

  • Essentials w/ Enhanced Payroll: $32.97 per month for the first 12 months plus $1.50 per month per employee; base fee increases to $65.95 per month after 12 months
  • Plus w/ Enhanced Payroll: $39.47 per month for the first 12 months plus $1.50 per month per employee; base fee increases to $78.95 per month after 12 months

Features

  • Pay W2 employees or 1099 contractors
  • Free direct deposit
  • Free phone, chat and email support
  • Electronically file W-2's
  • Includes federal and state tax forms (not local)

Pricing for "Full Service" Payroll / QuickBooks Online bundles

  • Essentials w/ Full Service Payroll: $62.97 per month for the first 12 months plus $2.00 per month per employee; base fee increases to $125.95 per month after 12 months
  • Plus w/ Full Service Payroll: $69.47 per month for the first 12 months plus $2.00 per month per employee; base fee increases to $138.95 per month after 12 months

Payroll Features

  • Intuit sets up, runs & files payroll taxes for you
  • Local tax forms also included
  • Guaranteed (by Intuit) error-free paychecks and payroll taxes
  • Free year-end forms

Other Payroll Options

Paychex Online

Paychex is one of the best payroll providers on the market, especially for QuickBooks users. With their General Ledger Reporting Service you can import payroll data directly into the bookkeeping software. Their website states that "by integrating your payroll and general ledger reports, it can eliminate as much as a half-hour of data entry per pay period," not to mention the time saved using their Online Payroll service to handle all payroll processing details from direct deposits to tax liabilities.

Paychex Online Payroll Features:

  • Versatile Payroll System – Paychex can provide payroll services if you have one employee or hundreds
  • Extremely Simple – It just takes three steps to file payroll (view the “See How it Works” tab on this Paychex demo to see for yourself)
  • Payroll Automation – You only have to enter new information if there are exceptions to your regular payroll
  • Easy QuickBooks Import – Save time and money by importing your payroll files with the General Ledger Reporting Service

For bi-monthly pay periods, Paychex starts at $28.74 per payroll for the first employee with increasingly smaller fees for each additional employee. The one downside of Paychex is that they charge $15 per payroll for processing direct deposits. Because of this, Paychex fees are on the higher-end of outsourced payroll providers, but, in our opinion, it is well worth it. For each pay period the service will send you a payroll package that includes your payroll checks, essential management reports and other supplies.

Each payroll package includes:

  • Employee earnings statements
  • Payroll journals
  • Month-to-date department summaries
  • A notice of cash needed to cover payroll expenses and tax liabilities
  • Timely and accurate notifications of tax liabilities and deposits
  • Payroll worksheets to record your next payroll

Fill out this contact form, and Paychex will give you a free payroll quote as well as one month of free payroll processing.

Other Paychex Services: Paychex is not only an Online Payroll service, they are a complete Human Resource provider. Through Paychex, you can accomplish a multitude of tasks from employee benefits and tax services to group health insurance and HR compliance. No matter how large or small your company is, Paychex is an excellent, all-encompassing resource for businesses that do not have their own HR department.


SurePayroll

SurePayroll is another great payroll service that comes with an extensive list of features. They have a payroll calculator where you can get a personalized quote of how much their service will cost you depending on the number of employees your company has and how often you pay them. Their service comes with a six-month satisfaction guarantee. If you cancel within six months of your first check date, you get a full refund as well as $100 to switch to a new payroll service.

  • Accurately calculate wages and deductions
  • Pay employees through direct deposit
  • Create digital pay stubs
  • Self-print checks
  • Pay and file all federal, state, and local payroll taxes on your behalf with guaranteed timeliness and accuracy
  • Real-time reports available online in just a few clicks
  • Mobile Payroll app for the iPhone

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