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QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll 2013 [OLD VERSION]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
3.3 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews

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  • Paychecks in 3 easy steps
  • Automatically calculates payroll taxes & deductions
  • Completes payroll tax forms for you, click to pay & e-file at no additional cost
  • Integrated with QuickBooks
  • Free expert help when you need it

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Product Description

Product Description

Need to pay employees? With Intuit QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll, you’ll save time paying employees and filing your payroll tax forms & payments

From the Manufacturer

Intuit QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll 2013

Product Features
  • Save time paying employees with instant paychecks and Direct Deposit
  • Automatically calculates payroll taxes & deductions
  • Completes payroll tax forms for you, click to pay and e-file at no additional cost
  • Integrates with QuickBooks
  • Free expert help when you need it

Paychecks in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Just enter hours
  2. QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll calculates payroll taxes and deductions for each paycheck
  3. Print paychecks instantly, or use Direct Deposit (additional fees apply)

Worry-free Payroll Tax Payments and Filings

  • QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll automatically fills in federal and state payroll tax forms for you
  • Just click to pay and e-file your taxes or print completed forms on your printer

Additional Features and Benefits

  • Integration with QuickBooks-no double entry
  • Track job costs within QuickBooks
  • Free support from payroll experts (phone, chat or online)*
  • Pay up to 3 employees; to add more simply select "4 or more" employees when activating your software (additional annual fees apply)
  • Requires Internet access and QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise Solutions**

System Requirements

  • Requires Internet access, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2010 or newer, Simple Start 2010 or Enterprise Solutions 10.0 or newer (all sold separately) updated to the most current maintenance release. Not compatible with QuickBooks Online editions or QuickBooks for Mac. Check stock sold separately. Plus sales tax where applicable. Pricing varies depending on number of employees. Terms and conditions, features, support, pricing and service options subject to change without notice.
  • Windows XP (SP2), Vista or 7
  • At least 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 2.4 GHz recommended
  • At least 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 Runtime (Requires an additional 50 MB)
  • 16-bit or higher color
  • Optimized for 1024x768
  • 4x CD-ROM drive
  • Internet access with at least 56 Kbps modem

Which Payroll Solution is Right For You?

Basic Payroll

Enhanced Payroll

Easily Pay Employees
Instant paycheck calculations with taxes and deductions x x
Print paychecks immediately x x
Use direct deposit1 (additional fees apply) x x
Pay 1-3 employees and easily add more2 (additional fees apply) x x
Easily Pay and File Payroll Taxes
Click to electronically pay payroll taxes3 x
Click to file federal and state payroll tax forms3 x
Reliable W-2s at year end4,5 x

* Available Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM Pacific time
** Requires an annual payroll subscription, Internet access, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and QuickBooks Simple Start, Pro or Premier 2009 or newer, or Enterprise 9.0 or higher (all sold separately) updated to the most current maintenance release. Not compatible with QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Worker’s Compensation tracking & reports feature is not available with Simple Start. Additional fees apply for Direct Deposit. Pricing varies depending on number of employees. Check stock sold separately. Plus sales tax where applicable. State forms available for most states; see www.quickbooks.com/taxforms for complete list of supported forms. E-File & Pay feature requires QuickBooks 2009 or higher and is available for federal and select state taxes. Please check availability at www.payroll.com/fileandpay. You may need to register with tax agencies in order to use E-File & Pay. 24/7 access is subject to occasional downtime. Terms and conditions, features, support, pricing and service options subject to change without notice. After the first year, your subscription will automatically renew each year at the then-current price using the billing info we have on file at the time of your renewal, unless you cancel. Call us anytime at (800) 624-2106 to cancel your payroll subscription.

1 Direct deposit requires a currently supported version of QuickBooks and Internet Access. Additional fees apply
2 Additional fees apply. QuickBooks Pro and Premier support a maximum of 14,500 emplyees, customers, vendors, and other names combined. However, performance may slow when processing files containing more than 100 employees.
3 E-file and e-pay features require QuickBooks 2010 or newer, an active Enhanced Payroll subscription, activation, and Internet access. E-file and e-pay features are available for federal and select state taxes, Please check availability at www.payroll.com/fileandpay. You may need to register with tax agencies in order to use e-file and e-pay features.
4 Active subscription required or additional fees may apply.
5 W-2s are completed for you at year end, all you do is print them for your employees.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B008RA5AVE
  • Item model number: 419312
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 23, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,446 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Customer Reviews

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The manufacturer commented on the review below
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Good Product with terrible business ethics.

I have been a QuickBooks payroll and general accounting user since the early 90's.
Each year Intuit finds a way to take more and give less.
When we started using QuickBooks it was great product at a fair price. Payroll updates were an inexpensive annual charge.
You could use the program for many years before they would "Force" you to purchase an upgrade.
Then the "Enhanced" payroll was created and was a very expensive way to get tax updates.
At some point this became an annual practice were you would pay for a new version AND payroll subscription.
Each year the cost for these upgrades would substantially increase.

Several years ago they charged our card the annual fee but we did not receive the upgrade, we only received the payroll subscription.
Intuit decided to discontinue the practice of including the upgrade; however, they did not lower the annual price.
They were charging us approximately $400.00 under the auto renew program and now we were not getting the upgrades.
We found the current year along with a 1 year subscription for enhanced payroll for 50% less than Intuit was charging us.
We then contacted Intuit support and informed them that existing customers were being punished rather than rewarded.
Their response was "You can choose to buy from Costco or another vendor if you want."
Intuit does not understand how the "Auto Renew" policy works. This practice allows a company to lower the price for these types of customers as they are almost certain to remain loyal. This is why a gym membership is much less expensive you sign up for the EFT program. Each month you may or may not go to the gym, but the membership is taken from your bank regardless.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
November 2, 2012
Hi Scott. It is clear that we did not meet your expectations here. I am truly sorry you are feeling this way. The auto-renewal process is in place primarily to avoid a disruption in payroll services to our customers when their current subscription expires. One way to avoid the auto-renewal is by letting us know soon after you register that you do not wish to auto-renew. Maybe this will work for you. Intuit does everything we can to manage our internal costs while preserving the quality of our products and services and to meet the changing needs of our customers. As small businesses have become more mobile and even globally interconnected our customers are requiring more advanced solutions and continually evolving products to help them be more efficient and productive. Intuit also really strives to balance the value we offer with the increasing costs of doing business. We also believe that Intuit Enhanced payroll is one of the best values available for managing small business payroll needs. Thank you for sharing your experience with us Scott. Again, I apologize that the auto-renewal experience for you was so painful. Take care.
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Clearly, Intuit is in the business of selling as much as possible in as many ways as they can as often as they can for as much as they can... "help businesses like you by providing the best. . .[blah, blah, blah!]," what a joke. Why not just say you love Capitalism, the free-market economy and the right to earn a profit? I'd at least respect that.

It is difficult to thread through the myriad of products and services they intertwine. For instance, can a business owner purchase the CD version of the Enhanced Payroll (uh...why isn't it just included in the main product?) for unlimited employees, or does one need to purchase the 3-employee version and then add/upgrade and how much to do so. . .$100 for one more employee, for 3 more?. . .very unclear/misleading. And what's the logic for the difference in pricing anyway? They sort of remind me of another company that's been doing their best to "...shaft" the consumer for the past 35 years.

Then, of course, there's the obvious attempt to justify action and redeem reputation by responding to every single negative review posted on every website which sells their product. And only addressing the negative reviews [since the publishing of this review, QB has begun commenting on some of the positive reviews, too - how inspirational I have all of a sudden become to this company]. So condescending.

I'm purchasing this product because my boss has instructed me to do so. Already ordered QuickBooks '13, still trying to determine the most intelligent way to purchase Enhanced.

I buy a lot of stuff, very seldom write reviews - can't wait to open this product, give it a run, and then share my opinion a little more in depth.
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The manufacturer commented on the review below
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First of all, to activate you MUST use Internet Explorer, I don't use internet explorer. I don't want to be forced to use it, I have no choice. With fewer than 10 employees I have a small business, some might even say a micro business, but I am still forced to pay additional money to process my entire payroll. I must suffer through Intuit constantly trying to up sell me - direct deposit, health plans, retirement, payroll cards - you name it. There is very little discount when you renew, and the rates have risen beyond the CPI every year for fewer included services. You are also forced to enter credit card information for automatic renewal, so it is up to you to positively opt out of renewal when you get the notice 11 months later.

Buying it through Amazon, is the best way, you get a bit of a discount, but only if you do not renew the subscription. The only hassle is transferring the account at the end of the year to the new one you just bought off of Amazon.

The good news, it works well. I wish I could say the same for the company. It just leaves such a bad taste in my mouth each time I use it. If I, as a professional services provider, treated my repeat customers this way I would have been out of business after my first install of quickbooks and the transition to Quickbooks Pro in 1990.

EDIT: It has been a year and I still have not found a suitable alternative. I still use the buy retail and deal with Intuit to install, but I have it down to a science. I don't know if it will work for 2014, but 2013 can be activated within 2 months of purchase up until May 2014. To self renew:

1. Uninstall your old subscription service by going to Employees - My Payroll Service - Manage Service Keys. Click on your companies and uninstall.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
October 8, 2012
Hi Dee. My name is Kelsey and I'm with our Intuit Payroll Team. I can understand your frustration with the activation process being on IE only. We are aware of this constraint and are working to change this in the future. Here at Intuit we are focused on helping businesses simplify the way they do business, this is why we offer products like direct deposit or pay cards to help streamline these processes. The automatic renewal is another example to ensure you continue to receive seamless service. We work to keep our prices low and Enhanced Payroll continues to be one of the most competitively priced offerings in the payroll market. We hope to keep serving your payroll needs and appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

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