Before your accountant can start processing your employee payroll, you will need to have a Payroll Provider Subscription, which can be with any provider such as QuickBooks, ADP, Gusto or Paychex. Once you have established your subscription, your accountant will schedule a time to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up your employee payroll. Your accountant will also customize your payroll chart of accounts list for you. We recommend the QuickBooks Payroll subscription because of its simplicity and affordability. Your accountant will start the process by sending you a notification requesting the employee information needed to setup your payroll that will show up on your client dashboard. Your accountant will also send you a notification request to schedule an Screen Share Meeting with screen sharing. We only offer payroll processing to clients with the Full-Service Payroll subscription for QuickBooks, and the subscription fees are to be paid by the client. Our monthly payroll service offering is for up to 10 employees including the business owner, a surcharge applies to more than 10 employees.

Your Accountant will Keep Your Payroll Information Up to Date

Your accountant will send you notifications requesting your employee hours, salaries, pay rates and payroll deductions and additions for each pay period that will show up on your client dashboard. You will be able to enter information directly into the request. You can also upload information into a folder within your secure document upload portal or email it directly to your accountant. There may be updates to employee contact information, salaries, rates of pay, hours, deductions and direct deposit information. You may choose to pay employee bonuses or sales commissions periodically. You may decide to add a deductions for the employee portion of your company health benefits or 401K plan contributions. And you may do off-cycle payroll runs for newly hired employees. All of these important payroll updates will be managed by your accountant with this monthly service offering.

Your Accountant will Verify and Reconcile Payroll Tax Payments

With the QuickBooks Online Full-Service Payroll subscription you can run payroll as many times as you need at no extra charge, they offer 24-hour and same-day direct deposit, and they calculate and file your State and Federal year-end forms. They also calculate and process your payroll taxes. The subscription includes free W-2’s that are filed and sent to your employees for you each year. They also offer a no-penalty guarantee. Your accountant will verify that your payroll taxes are correctly calculated and paid on time to the IRS and they will reconcile your payroll expense and liability accounts each month.

Regina Pitts
Regina PittsPrincipal Accountant & Bookkeeper
Member of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

Accounting and Bookkeeping Support by a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member

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