Hell, might be a little over exaggerated…but only a little for the average business owner, office manger, or payroll clerk.
Intuit has tried to simplify the offerings if you look at their website at https://payroll.intuit.com/ you’ll see this graphic
this is GREAT until you learn that this isn’t really the full scope of options you have for payroll in QuickBooks, and to make matters a little more confusing, are you running QuickBooks desktop or QuickBooks Online? Next question, do you want to do it yourself or do you want Intuit’s Payroll Service to do it for you.
Basically, there are 6 different options to choose from when it comes to QuickBooks Payroll, unless you’re a bookkeeper/accountant providing payroll to your customers which gives you an additional couple of options.
There are basically 6 options to choose from between 2 platforms…
Full Service Options
Intuit Full Service Payroll: You enter hours and Intuit payroll team takes care of the rest. Payroll taxes filed and paid for you, 1 click export to QB desktop or QBO, Process payroll for anywhere with internet access, and no need for financial software to run payroll.
QBO Full Service Payroll: Working within QBO, like above, you enter the hours and Intuit payroll does the rest. You have the ability to invite your accountant and other users into your books. Payroll taxes filed and paid for you. Free live support from payroll experts.
Assisted Payroll: You enter the hours, like the last two, the Intuit payroll team does the rest. Payroll taxes filed and paid for you. Payroll is process inside of QuickBooks Desktop. Has the ability to Job Cost in detail. Ability to attach 3rd party time tracking applications.
Do It Yourself Payroll Options
Desktop Enhanced Payroll (Do It Yourself): Automatic tax tables, tax forms provided (941, 940, W-2,) and the ability to e-file & e-pay from within QuickBooks.
Online Enchanced Payroll: Available inside of QBO or stand-alone, process payroll from anywhere (with internet,) all the features listed for Desktop Enhanced above.
Desktop & Online BASIC Payroll: Tax tables, print checks, and direct deposit features ONLY. No tax form or the ability to e-file and e-pay.
These six above are the basic options then of course we have QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Gold subscription which includes enhanced payroll with no per employee fees which we haven’t even discussed yet. Typically, with any of the above the per employee fee is $2.00 per employee on top of the regular price.
Payroll Pricing – MSRP
Done for you
Intuit Full-Service Payroll – $99/mo
Assisted Payroll – $99/mo
QuickBooks Online Payroll
QBO + Enhanced Payroll – $39/mo + QBO price
QBO + Full Service Payroll – $99/mo
Do It Yourself Payroll
Enhanced Desktop – $39/mo or $390/annually
Basic Desktop – $25/mo or $250/annually
SO…what’s right for you? Obviously, everyone and every business is different. We can give you the ins and outs of all of the choices and you can make up your own mind, or you can discuss your options with our team in a non-stressed no “sales pitch” environment to figure out what payroll is best for you as well as how do we compare to other payroll companies.
What set’s Barons’, Inc. apart? We are a fifteen year old FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED business. We treat our customers like family, we want to keep you around! We look forward to helping you with your payroll needs and all of your QuickBooks needs!