Recently there have been several questions about whether Intuit is discontinuing payroll or ‘getting out of the payroll’. Don’t be confused — Intuit will continue to provide many payroll services and comparable options, however Intuit Complete Payroll service (only) will be discontinued on December 31, 2011. If you or your clients use Intuit Complete Payroll Service, you will need to decide which payroll service you will use for 2012.
Intuit Complete Payroll Service Discontinuation
Specifically Intuit states:
On December 31, 2011, we’ll be discontinuing the Intuit Complete Payroll service. As of that date, you’ll no longer be able to process payroll with the Complete Payroll service. Please be assured, however, that you may continue to process your payroll without disruption through the rest of 2011, and Intuit will process and file all of your 2011 year-end payroll tax forms.
We know you probably have questions, so we’ve provided answers to some of the more common ones customers have. Because Intuit offers similar solutions that may satisfy your payroll needs, we’ve also provided a chart that highlights some of the best features in Complete Payroll and compares them with Intuit QuickBooks Assisted Payroll and Intuit Full Service Payroll.
Comparable Payroll Options Available
If you or your clients currently use Intuit Complete Payroll service, there are a couple of comparable options for you to use in 2012 as explained on Intuit Complete Payroll Service Discontinuation FAQs page:
- Intuit QuickBooks Assisted Payroll is integrated and managed in QuickBooks desktop software. (QuickBooks 2009 or later is required) — With help from our payroll specialists, you set up and run your payroll in QuickBooks. We handle your payroll tax payments and forms for you. See details
- Assisted Payroll may be right for you if you still want to manage your employee and payroll data, but let your payroll service provider handle your payroll taxes and filings.
- Intuit Full Service Payroll is our new, online, full-service payroll. After we set up your company, all you need to do is enter employee hours every payroll. Because it’s online, you can enter hours anytime from any Mac or PC with an internet connection.We handle your payroll tax payments and forms for you. And, instead of withdrawing money you pay to tax agencies every payroll, we let you keep the money until the payment is actually due. See details
- Full Service Payroll may be right for you if you prefer that your service provider manage your payroll setup, processing, compliance, tax payments and filings so you can concentrate on other important business tasks.
For more details and a comparison chart, visit Intuit Complete Payroll Service Discontinuation FAQs.
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