Intuit Plugs in Online Payroll Service

July 30, 2008 ( - Small business owners now have a new payroll option; Intuit Online Payroll.

According to an announcement, using the expertise gained from serving the payroll needs of more than one million small business customers, Intuit created Intuit Online Payroll to give small businesses a reliable way to pay employees easily and confidently.   For small businesses that use current versions of QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions, Intuit Online Payroll integrates with the accounting software, making it easier to keep finances up to date, according to the firm.

Online Tutorial

To further reduce anxiety around small business payroll, Intuit Online Payroll is providing a free video tutorial on how to easily setup and run payroll online at .

“Let’s face it, payroll can be a daunting task especially if you’re paying your first employee,” said Cameron Schmidt of Intuit’s Payroll Division. “What businesses want is a simple and easy experience that gives them the confidence that payroll is done right. As the leading provider of small business payroll solutions, we’re proud to provide products and educational resources to help small businesses work efficiently and take the stress and worry out of payroll.”

According to the announcement, Online Payroll users can enter employees’ hours and Intuit Online Payroll automatically calculates earnings, payroll taxes and deductions.   The service automatically fills in the latest federal and many state tax forms – users simply print, sign and mail, and small businesses can also pay federal and select state taxes with E-Pay at no additional cost.

Additionally, Intuit Online Payroll ensures that payroll information is backed-up on Intuit’s firewall-protected servers.   As an online service, there are never any patches, updates or tax tables for small businesses to download, according to the firm.

For more information about Intuit Online Payroll and to learn about our free online payroll three-month trial, you can Intuit Online Payroll is currently priced at $29.95 per month.