Payroll Services

Intuit
Intuit

A pioneer in business accounting software, Intuit was founded in 1983 and created its first payroll platform in the late 90s.

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What sets it apart

  • Focus on services firms
  • Time-tracking and invoicing
  • Basic expense-tracking

Pricing

  • $25/month

    Just paychecks: Runs payroll and calculates taxes (no tax forms included)

  • $39/month

    Same features as Basic + automatically filling out tax forms with the option to e-file/e-pay

  • $99/month

    Just enter hours: Intuit will set up, run and file payroll; transfer data from previous providers; and handle payroll taxes and filings.

Overview

A pioneer in business accounting software, Intuit was founded in 1983 and created its first payroll platform in the late 90s. Today, Intuit Payroll is one of a suite of tools from Intuit—including QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint—and comes in a range of plans (from self- service to full-service) to meet the varying needs of SMBs.

In particular, Intuit Payroll’s full-service plan is useful for small businesses that need help setting up payroll or basically want to outsource the function (for $99/month + $2/month per employee). This is a pricey option for smaller businesses with just a few employees. Intuit also offers its Basic and Enhanced plans—and discounts for existing QuickBooks users—that can work out to be more affordable than Gusto for smaller businesses who may not need automatic tax filing and HR services. All its plans include free live support.

Offerings

  • A variety of plans and pricing options for small businesses, including an affordable payroll-only option, and a more premium full-service option for small businesses that need help setting up and managing payroll
  • Run payroll anytime and anywhere with Intuit Payroll’s mobile app
  • Integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks products, but works with or without QuickBooks accounting software
  • Simple paycheck processing for W2 employees and 1099 contractors, either via check or direct deposit
  • Free live support from exports by phone, chat or email, including year-end help
  • Automatic tax form support (depending on plan), including electronically filing W2s; completing and filing federal, state and local taxes; and a guarantee of no tax penalties for small businesses on its full-service plan.