QuickBooks Online Feature Requests

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  1. Ability to make Direct Deposit 1099 Contractor payments

    How about bringing back being able to pay contractors through payroll?

    1,517 votes
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      under review  ·  150 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • To make payroll in general more like the desk top version.

      To be able to customize payroll more and make changes and/or corrections more easily. More like the desktop version.

      856 votes
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        52 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to email pay stub for employees who are paid via direct deposit

        In Online Payroll I have to export a paystub to another application in order to email the paystub. Having the ability to email stubs to employees from with QB will be more efficient.

        403 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Vacation / Sick / PTO options and reporting need to be more robust

          I need to have a PTO category in addition to vacation and sick pay. In addition I need to be able to customize these time off categories to include an "accrual date" that I can customize rather than only allowing beginning of year or anniversary date. I also need to be able to set a carryover maximum to limit hours carried over based on said accrual date I pick.

          236 votes
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            54 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 943 needed!

            Payroll needs to add the 943 form! Many people use it, QB needs to support it!

            211 votes
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              30 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • transit benefit pre-tax payroll deduction

              Hello, I was told by support that the newest version of QB online payroll does not allow for a pre-tax deduction for employee transit benefits. I would like to add this deduction for our employees ASAP, both for employee savings and to encourage environmentally friendly commutes. Please advise to matt@i-sba.org when this upgrade is scheduled. With all due respect, not having this deduction available costs our employees $ in our pockets, so prioritization of this task would be much appreciated. Thank you, Matt Larsen, Executive Director, Illinois Spina Bifida Association

              199 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Adjust Payroll Liabilities

                Provide a way to adjust payroll liabilities. This is available in the desktop version and should be in QBO Payroll as well. Occasionally the human knows better than the computer and it's frustrating not to be able to adjust!

                183 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enhance the Check Alignment process

                  The check alignment first of all resets every couple of weeks which drives me crazy. To fix the alignment on the payroll checks is quite easy with printing and inputting the letters. However, aligning checks for vendors becomes annoying with the numbers instead of the letters like payroll. Why do they need to be different? Please make it like the payroll checks.

                  159 votes
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                    54 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • split direct deposit payroll

                    Payroll has an option to direct deposit into two accounts (checking & savings), but that causes problems in matching the bank download. Payroll creates one transaction but the bank has two. Won't match.

                    152 votes
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                      23 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow users to void/delete an old paycheck.

                      Currently you cannot delete or void an old paycheck unless you delete all the paychecks written to that employee after that check. Then you have to reenter each check.

                      112 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Worker's Comp Multiple Class

                        It would be a huge plus if QuickBooks Online Payroll would follow some of the QuickBooks desktop payroll. For instance, in WA state, we have multiple Workers Comp classes, with different rates. Some of our employees work in more than one class (i.e. manufacturing and retail). Unfortunately, QuickBooks Online Payroll does not allow us to assign more than one class per employee. This results in having to find another solution to processing our payroll. Switching to the desktop version would be doable, but not feasible, because one owner has a PC, the other a Mac AND Intuit is discontinuing QuickBooks…

                        88 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow W-3 Copy to be Printed in QBO

                          Please allow us to print out a copy of the W-3 form that is included in the electronic submission of the W-2. It is an important information for record keeping. The summary report is nice, but it is not a W-3.

                          82 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatically create a check to print for Garnishments withheld from Payroll

                            When a garnishment is deducted, currently you have to remember what agency it was for, look up the amount and remember to cut the check after each payroll. It would be helpful if QuickBooks automatically created a check to print for the garnishment after each payroll.

                            82 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Emailing Paystubs

                              It would be extremely beneficial and a huge time saver if paystubs were emailed to the employees automatically after running payroll. I currently have to save each one in PDF format and then email one by one. I realize I can print the batch but I do not want to pay postage to mail them. Will there ever be an option to email like there was on the desktop version? I miss that feature!

                              78 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Class Employees

                                Ability to class employees. I use classes for each of my locations to help track expenses. In qb online I am unable to do so making my payroll expenses non classed. I would really like for this to be fixed.

                                75 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Quarterly Payroll Summary Report

                                  Make the payroll Summary Report for the Quarters a SUM of all payrolls for each employee, instead of showing EACH pay check in the Quarter. this would be VERY helpful!

                                  74 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Carry OT hours from TimeSheet to Payday Screen

                                    Currently hours entered into Weekly Timesheet carry over to the Payday screen.. this is great. The problem is that it carries all hours over as Reg hours regardless if an employee had more than 40 hours for the pay period. So when I go into cut payroll I can see an employee has 80 hours for the 2 week period but I don't know that they had 45 hours the first week and 35 hours the second week. Please make it so that hours in excess of 40 carry over into the OT column. Thank You!

                                    72 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • BRING BACK THE OLD SYSTEM!!!

                                      QUICKBOOKS NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE OLD PROGRAM---THIS ONE IS FRUSTRATING!

                                      65 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back the approval stage of payroll processing

                                        Before the July 2, 2014 update to payroll there was a future where you could create paychecks and have them available for approval. You could then view them in reports to double check for any errors made on entry or make any changes you needed to make before the "Final Submit" was hit. We offer direct deposit to our employees, but some weeks we need to remove some due to cash flow. With the new system we no longer have this options and can not figure out how to see the break down of direct deposit vs. live check. Please…

                                        64 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow changes to be made to the payroll tax liability check

                                          Allow changes to be made to the allocations and total amount for payroll tax liability checks. Many times, when calculating the tax amounts for the total payroll, there is a slight difference between the amount calculated and the amount being paid or a partial payment may need to be made.

                                          63 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Payroll  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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