QBO Payroll clients’ transition to the new lineup, starting March 1

Carrie KahnQBO Payroll

Exciting improvements are coming to QuickBooks Payroll beginning March 1, 2020. Intuit has made some changes to the QuickBooks Online Payroll lineup. They are transitioning from two products (Enhanced and Full Service Payroll) to three products, with new and improved features that will allow you to run payroll automatically, use time tracking, and access a suite of HR and employee services. Intuit is making an effort to inform its accounting partners of the new rollout to have a successful transition to the new lineup.

New Product Names and Feature Highlights

QuickBooks Online Payroll Core

Enhanced will now be called QuickBooks Online Payroll Core. This is a more robust version of Enhanced. It will offer full-service payroll, including automated tax and forms, auto payroll for salaried employees on direct deposit, and access to health benefits for you and your team. The base fee will be $45/mo or $22.50/mo for wholesale (50% off retail price for lifetime of subscription). The employee and contractor fee will be $4/mo per employee or contractor payment.

QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium

Full Service will now be called QuickBooks Online Payroll Premium. This is a more robust version of Full Service. It features premium time tracking by TSheets to run payroll faster and bill more, expert setup review to ensure your setup is done right, and access to HR support center powered by Mammoth. The base fee will be $75/mo or $37.50/mo for wholesale (50% off retail price for lifetime of subscription). The employee and contractor fee will be $8/mo per employee or contractor payment.

Elite Payroll

Elite is a new product intended for businesses seeking to outsource Setup/HR/Benefits and more, which will be available for all QBOA users for their firms free of charge. The base fee will be $125/mo or $62.50/mo for wholesale (50% off retail price for lifetime of subscription). The employee and contractor fee will be $10/mo per employee or contractor payment.

Here is an overview of how it will work:

Starting on or after March 1, 2020, all of the new features will be released into the existing products. Releasing the new features into the existing products (rather than “moving” clients) will help make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your clients. There will be no disruption to your or your clients’ business processes and there will not be any data to transfer – all your clients’ payroll history will be there. These updates will take effect after their billing date starting March 1, 2020. The above descriptions are just a snapshot of the new features available. For more details review the QuickBooks Online Payroll Guide.

For more information, check out these resources:

Guide to QuickBooks Online Payroll: Transition to New Lineup: This is a great resource, with detailed information about the new lineup, how the transition experience will work for current subscribers and pricing information.

QuickBooks Online Payroll Guide: This includes a helpful chart and list of features for each product, along with detailed summaries about each feature.

Everything You Need to Know about QuickBooks Online Payroll’s New Lineup: This includes lots of great information including a helpful FAQ.

To learn more about all the payroll options for QuickBooks, both online edition, stand-alone and desktop, be sure to check out our payroll page. We are payroll experts and can help you navigate the options to help you select the best option. Have questions?