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2019 Review of Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants

Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants is designed specifically for accounting firms that are interested in offering payroll and related services to their clients. Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants can be used as a stand-alone payroll application ...

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Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants

Intuit

http://Acountants.intuit.com

888-236-9501

From the 2019 review of professional payroll systems.

Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants is designed specifically for accounting firms that are interested in offering payroll and related services to their clients. Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants can be used as a stand-alone payroll application, but will offer greater functionality when used in conjunction with other Intuit or QuickBooks applications.

Completely online, users can access Intuit Online Payroll from any device, including desktop systems, laptops, tablets, and smart phones, with a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices.

One of the best features about Intuit Online Payroll is the ability to set client user levels, with some clients only having access to payroll related information such as paystubs and payroll registers, while other clients can be set up to enter payroll information and run payroll in-house, while the accounting firm handles taxes. The client portal is branded with the firm’s logo and other identifying information, and the Client Overview Screen allows users to access all clients from one central location.  

Intuit Online Payroll is designed to make the payroll process smoother; notifying firms when a client pay date is getting close. Users can choose any or all clients from the user dashboard, and once a client has been chosen, a list of all employees and contractors that need to be paid will display on screen, with their pay type included. The application supports a variety of pay types, including regular pay, commissions, allowances, reimbursements, overtime, PTO, and sick time. Mentioned earlier, this process can be completed by the client, or by the firm, depending on the access levels provided to the client. Direct deposit is supported by Intuit Online Payroll, and is included at all pricing levels at no additional cost.

Intuit Online Payroll includes tax tables for all 50 states, and users will receive an email notification when taxes are due. Quarterly tax filings for Form 940, 941, and 943 are available, and both W-2 and 1099 processing is supported as well, with all forms filed electronically as permitted.

Intuit Online Payroll includes a good variety of payroll related reports, including both summary and detail reports. A Tax and Wage Summary report and a Tax Liability report are also available. All Intuit Online Payroll reports offer basic customization capability, with users able to export reports to Microsoft Excel if further customization is desired. Another handy feature is the ability to create custom groups reports for each client if necessary.

Time data can be imported into Intuit Online Payroll using an Excel spreadsheet, or users can opt to use TSheets, which offers automatic time tracking, real time reporting, and direct integration with Intuit Online Payroll. The application also integrates with popular QuickBooks applications including QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, and QuickBooks for Mac.

Intuit Online Payroll offers users an employee portal which they in turn can offer their clients. Portal access is customizable for each clients, with users able to assign complete access to clients, or restrict access to payroll related documents such as paystubs and W-2s. In addition, all client employees can be notified by email when a paystub is available to be viewed.

Intuit Online Payroll does not include HR related tools in the application, but does offer easy integration with a variety of apps that can provide payroll related information. In addition, the application offers accounting firms a variety of resources such as firm marketing materials and templates that can be used by accounting firms to grow their business.

Intuit Online Payroll offers standard phone and email support options, with phone support handled in the U.S., which is available during regular business hours. Access to an online help system as well as FAQs is available to product users as well.

Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants is available exclusively to accounting professionals that are interested in offering payroll related services to their clients. The product can be used as a stand-alone application, but offers greater functionality when used with other Intuit applications. Pricing for Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants starts at $45 per client, with a per employee charge of $4 assessed, with the price dropping as more clients are added.

2019 Overall Payroll Rating – 4.75 Stars