We support Intuit payroll in all forms, as well as adding ZenPayroll (now Gusto) to our portfolio now.
Gusto is cloud-based payroll software, built for small businesses. Customers can run payroll and administer benefits from any connected device. All government payroll reporting is done automatically and paperlessly, providing the easiest way for business owners and bookkeepers/accountants to manage payroll taxes and compliance.
There is one glaring limitation to Gusto or outsourcing payroll at all, over Intuit payroll, and that is job costing. If you need to integrate employee hours and job costing closely with payroll outsourcing payroll is not the right decision for your business.
With Gusto you decide on your payroll schedule. When it's time to run payroll, Gusto sends you an email alert. You connect from any device, (enter hours if the employee is not salaried), and run payroll with the click of a mouse. They take care of the all the rest. What could be simpler?
Here is a Cost Analysis of Gusto and Intuit Payroll:
Gusto monthly fees are $25 per month, plus $4 per person for the first ten employees or contractors and $2 per person thereafter. This includes direct deposit, unlimited payroll runs, year-end W-2s and 1099's, tax liability payments, special payroll runs, and new hire reporting for both employees and contractors.
Intuit's tax tables & forms, costs $28/month, plus $2 per employee.
Sounds like Gusto is cheaper, but a client moved 8 employees from Intuit to Gusto and she said it was a tiny bit more expensive, but still worthwhile to her for the time savings.
I've seen the ads for Costco and Intuit Online and Payroll combined and find them somewhat misleading as the Intuit software only prompts you with what you owe. You still have to file with various agencies, pay, and clear out the liabilities in your software.
Naturally, I am happy to fix any problems you are having with Intuit Payroll. You know more about what's best for your business than I'll ever hope to know.
Let's talk about the QuickBooks integration. I've run the sync/link and all it does is enter the check into QuickBooks that takes money from your bank account, and posts it to Wages & Taxes, Salaries, or whatever you call your payroll expense account. I can enter that in manually, or upload it from the bank feed faster than I can integrate it from ZenPayroll. And if you do ever need more detailed information, such as specifics on employees or tax liabilities, ZenPayroll is storing those reports for you! Or if you require more detail inside QuickBooks, you can break it out yourself via check detail or a journal entry.
Did I mention the 2 free months? That gives you time to sign up and make me a collaborator.
P.S. I had a mentor who shared that the trick to managing employees was to buy cheap dishes from the thrift store that she could then throw against the wall out back of her shop, Let's make having employees easier on you.