Do You Need to Upgrade to QuickBooks 2012 to Use Intuit Online Payroll?

Hi Ruth. Could you please let me know if I have to update to QuickBooks 2012 in order to continue using the Intuit online payroll service? Thank you

Unlike the desktop version of QuickBooks Payroll, which is only available in QuickBooks 2009 and higher, you can use Online Payroll with QuickBooks 2007 and higher. You don’t need to upgrade unless you’re using an earlier version than QuickBooks 2007.

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2 Responses to Do You Need to Upgrade to QuickBooks 2012 to Use Intuit Online Payroll?

  • Hi Ruth, I hope you can answer this question for me. Do I have to renew the annual standard payroll subscription with quickbooks even though I run quickbooks pro 2011 and if I don’t will I be able to run payroll? It would save the company that I work for some money which is great in times like these.

    Thanks for your help :)
    Deborah Payne

    We are a very small business that doesn’t do direct deposit or
    retirement plans nor do we use quickbooks to run credit cards.
    It’s only to do payroll, taxes (State and Federal) and to record
    accounts receivable and accounts payable.

    • Hi Deborah,

      Unfortunately, you need a at least a Basic payroll subscription if you want tax tables and an Enhanced payroll payroll subscription if you want to file/pay taxes through QuickBooks. You can process payroll without a payroll subscription but you’ll have to look up the tax tables yourself and prepare the forms yourself.

      Since payroll taxes can change midyear, and you’ll be responsible for keeping up with all the changes, I wouldn’t ever consider going without a payroll subscription.

      Sorry for the bad new.