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Compare Intuit vs. Wave Payroll Software

What’s the difference between Intuit Payroll Software and Wave Payroll Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: November 20, 2017
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Intuit Payroll Software
9.9 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Payroll Software
Wave Payroll Software
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Payroll Software
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Key Facts

  • Starts at $20 per month, $2 per employee
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Eliminate tax penalties
  • Automatic tax payments
  • W2 employees, 1099  contractors
  • Payroll setup
  • Starts at $9 per month (base fee plus one employee)
  • Access anywhere, anytime
  • Wage and tax reports
  • Employee income tax forms
  • Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly payrolls
  • Benefits, vacation pay and overtime 

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

9.9 / 10 - Excellent
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Payroll Processes
10/10
Tax Features
10/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
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9.6 / 10 - Excellent
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Payroll Processes
9/10
Tax Features
10/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
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Final Verdict

Intuit Payroll Software has a higher overall rating than Wave Payroll Software. Intuit scores better than Wave across: Tax Features. Both companies score similarly on Payroll Processes, Payment Services, Industry Applications, and Services.


Latest Reviews

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Russell S
Gainesville, Florida
9/2/2017
Intuit Payroll Software review
I have used Intuit Payroll since it was Paycycle and when it works, its great. When it goes wrong, its a real problem. I changed from them after it took over 7 weeks to fix a problem with staff not being able to get paid via direct deposit. They kept saying it was fixed, but the same error was present. I felt there was no real desire to get this issue fixed. I also had a situation where a staff member had a pre-tax deduction that was cancelled after I had ran payroll for a few weeks. I asked Intuit to delete the checks so I could re-enter them, but they had to do it. Not a problem except I had to calculate all the taxes for them and let them know what to enter?!?! I thought they were the payroll company? They directed me to another website to use its calculator to work out the taxes. I could not believe I had to do it myself. What am I paying them for?? PROS: It's cheap and effective You keep the money in your account until taxes are due CONS: Staff cannot get W4's from the online site You cannot import payroll into this program, you have to manually type all the entries in When it breaks - your in for a headache