If you want to process payroll in QuickBooks, you need to subscribe to a QuickBooks Payroll service.
With a QuickBooks Payroll subscription, you can:
Easily print paychecks right from your PC.
Get automatic tax table updates and automatic calculations to save you time and improve accuracy.
Just print, sign, and mail payroll tax filings, or let QuickBooks Payroll do it for you.
There are three levels of payroll service to choose from:
QuickBooks Basic Payroll: A basic in-house payroll solution—good if you want
your accountant to handle your payroll tax filings.
QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll: An all-inclusive in-house payroll solution—best if you
prefer to handle your own payroll tax filings.
QuickBooks Assisted Payroll: A unique payroll solution where you process payroll,
and QuickBooks Payroll services will files taxes and make deposits for you.
If you do not want to process payroll in QuickBooks software, you (or your accountant) will need to manually
re-enter your payroll figures in QuickBooks in order
to balance your books. Businesses that don't have a QuickBooks Payroll subscription generally use one of these methods to calculate payroll figures: