Quickbooks Payroll Service
or Manual Payroll?

You have different options in doing your Quickbooks payroll. One - you can do it manually, two - you can subscribe to one of Quickbooks payroll services, or three - subscribe to a third party company that offers payroll service.

Manual Payroll

Manual payroll means you have to calculate the payroll taxes manually. Every time you will pay your employees, you will have to get the updated tax table, compute the taxes and manually entering those information in Quickbooks.

If you're willing to take all these responsibilities then go for it. Just remember that everything here is computed MANUALLY by you.

Let me show you how you can set your Quickbooks company file to use manual payroll.

  1. In Quickbooks open the Help (press F1 or click Help menu > Quickbooks Help).
  2. Click Search then enter manual payroll then press the Enter key.
  3. Click Calculate payroll taxes manually.

Calculate Payroll Manually

  1. Scroll down a bit then click manual payroll calculations.

Manual Payroll Calculations

  1. Scroll down again then click Set my company file to use manual calculations.

Set my company file

  1. The message below will appear. Click OK. You can now start entering record in the Pay Employees link from the Home Page.

Manual Payroll Message

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Quickbooks Payroll Service

Quickbooks offers different kind of Payroll Services. You have an option from doing the payroll by yourself or let Intuit handle it for you. See the Quickbooks Payroll Services below:

  1. Quickbooks Basic Payroll
  • Subscribing to this service allows you to automatically calculate the payroll taxes after you enter the hours of your employees.
  • With regards to filing of tax, this service does not include any tax forms but you can generate reports in your Quickbooks and work with your accountant.
  1. Quickbooks Enhanced Payroll
  • Subscribing to this service allows you to automatically calculate the payroll taxes after you enter the hours of your employees.
  • This service allows you to automatically fills in the latest tax forms. You also have an option to file federal and state tax forms electronically with E-File.

More on Quickbooks Enhanced Payroll

  1. Quickbooks Assisted Payroll
  • This is the most convenient among Payroll Services. What you just need to do is enter your employee hours and Intuit will do the rest.

More on Quickbooks Payroll Service.

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Third Party Company

You can search google and look for any third party company that offers payroll service. Or you can search www.marketplace.intuit.com to look for other companies that can do the payroll for you.

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