Intuit QuickBooks Online Payroll Service

21 ratings (21 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

QuickBooks Payroll is not cost-effective solution!

Dec 26, 2005
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: OK

  • Quality of Security:
  • Quality of customer support:

Pros:Convenient as it is integrated in with the QuickBooks software

Cons:Too easy to make mistakes, too expensive and not fool-proof enough!

The Bottom Line: I would seek out other options before using this package. It is not a good small business solution.


I am a bookkeeper and own my own business and have several clients who need payroll services. One uses this service and I am in charge of reviewing the entries and quarterly reporting. They have made many, many self-made mistakes using this package.

I do not like this service for many reasons. One is the price. Way too expensive for a company with two employees as it seems to average $200 per year for the minimum service. Another reason is that a regular business person who has no payroll background may not set it up correctly. If the payroll items list is set up wrong, your withholdings and other expenses will not go into the proper accounts. This causes a mess of incorrect reporting! I have seen this happen in many cases where I have had to fix the payroll list and make entries to move things around.

The other thing that often gets messed up is the liabilities accounts. If not set up right from the start, employee withholdings will go into the wrong account (often an expense instead of a liability account). Then when the liabilities are paid, they are not zero-ing out like they should. When you withhold taxes and then pay them to the proper agency, there should be a zero balance. Also, when printing out the reports to mail in the the state and IRS, the amounts could be incorrect!

There are so many other less expensive payroll solutions out there now. I prefer to use an internet-based company that does all the calculations, direct deposits, reporting, etc and then you download it into QuickBooks. They send you email reminders about what payroll taxes are due and there is no way to put the taxes in the wrong category (to cause your quarterly reports to be wrong!)

Overall, I just do not think its make as fool-proof as it needs to be for the lay business owner to use. Accountants and bookkeepers can use it rather easily but its way too easy to make mistakes which ends up costing penalties and interest to the business owner! There are less expensive and simpler options now available.


Recommend this product? No


Method of Access: Accessible through the Internet


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 Basic

Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 Basic

Version 11 Operating Systems Supported Windows Packaging QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 Basic - ( v. 11 ) - complete package - 1 user - CD - Win Featur...
Newegg.com

$1440.99

+$15.12 shipping
Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2009 For Windows Full Retail =brand Sealed Box=

Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2009 For Windows Full Retail =brand Sealed Box=

div style=text-align:centerimg src=http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/java.gif border=0br table align=centertr td a style=text-decoration:none href=http://stor...
eBay

$199.95

+$9.95 shipping
Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials w/Payroll 2015 - Digital Delivery

Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials w/Payroll 2015 - Digital Delivery

Type Accounting Feature - Easy to set up, learn and use. - Organize your finances and payroll on your PC, Mac & Mobile Devices. - Track how your busin...
Newegg.com

$449.95

FREE Shipping
QuickBooks Basic Payroll 2015, Download Version

QuickBooks Basic Payroll 2015, Download Version

Be sure you have an installed and registered version of QuickBooks software (sold separately) before purchasing this product.With Intuit QuickBooks Ba...
Office Depot

$273.99

FREE Shipping
Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2013 With Quickbooks Enhanced Payroll ✔brand Sealed

Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2013 With Quickbooks Enhanced Payroll ✔brand Sealed

Item Condition: Brand New, Factory Sealed , Genuine.Shipping Policy: We Ship daily, Monday - Friday . If you pay for your item before 4:00pm (PST), It...
eBay

$249.98

FREE Shipping
Intuit QuickBooks Simple Start Online 2014 for Windows (1 User)

Intuit QuickBooks Simple Start Online 2014 for Windows (1 User)

The easiest way to start tracking sales and expenses great for new QuickBooks users to access data online from a PC, Mac or mobile phone. Run and cust...
Quill.com

$99.99

FREE Shipping
4-user Intuit Quickbooks Pos 11.0 2013 Pro Software - Submit Your Offer

4-user Intuit Quickbooks Pos 11.0 2013 Pro Software - Submit Your Offer

4-User Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale POS v11.0 2013 Pro Software! NEW from Intuit Solution Provider! 3 QuickBooks Point of Sale 11.0 Pro Add-a-User ...
eBay

$4650.00

FREE Shipping
Intuit QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll 2015 - Download

Intuit QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll 2015 - Download

Type Accounting Feature - Pay employees and file taxes in 3 easy steps - Use free direct deposit for employees - Free support from payroll experts - 1...
Newegg.com

$414.00

FREE Shipping
Intuit QuickBooks Pro w/Enhanced Payroll - Download

Intuit QuickBooks Pro w/Enhanced Payroll - Download

Type Accounting Feature - Easy to set up, learn and use. - Organize finances and payroll in one place, and save time on everyday tasks. - Track how yo...
Newegg.com

$499.95

FREE Shipping
QuickBooks Online 2015 Essentials - Monthly Subscription

QuickBooks Online 2015 Essentials - Monthly Subscription

  QuickBooks Online 2015 Essentials Easily do invoicing, accept payments, track expenses, and stay on top of bookkeeping for tax time with ...
AQB, Inc.

$17.52

FREE Shipping