Payroll and
Hiring Resource Guide

Our comprehensive list of articles, videos, and tools is designed to help you hire employees
and run payroll for your small business.

Learn payroll basics

If you're new to running payroll and hiring employees, these articles can help you get started.


How to do payroll

  • Review the basics of payroll processing and taxes. What is payroll
  • From determining pay schedules to setting up deductions, the success is in the setup. Setting up payroll
  • Learn how to calculate payroll, including gross wages, taxes and benefits. Managing payroll

Hiring employees

Sign up for free, one-hour webinars with industry experts, with topics tailored to small businesses.

Helpful payroll tools

paycheck calculator

Paycheck calculator

Calculate paychecks for hourly and salary employees.

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1099 vs w2 tool

W-2 or 1099?

Wondering which tax form to use for each employee? We can help.

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Using QuickBooks Payroll software is easy

With QuickBooks Payroll, every payday is easy accurate, done. See for yourself.

Learn how QuickBooks Payroll works.

Review the basics of adding employees and preparing for your first payroll.

Run payroll for your small business.

Choose the payroll service that's right for you

Compare our Self Service and Full Service online payroll products to determine what's best for your business.

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Calculate and file year-end forms
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Payroll taxes done for you  
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Free W-2s filed and sent for you  
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Help from US-based experts  
No-Penalty guarantee1  

See how easy it is to get setup on QuickBooks Payroll by watching a recorded webinar.

Checklist to get set up

Simply choose a checklist and gather everything you need to get started.

Important offers, pricing details, & disclaimers


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