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.
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Intuit Payroll Software
9.9 / 10 - Exellent
#1 in Payroll Software
Wave Payroll Software
9.6 / 10 - Exellent
#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 - Exellent
10/10
Payroll Processes
10/10
Tax Features
10/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
Services
9.6 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Payroll Processes
9/10
Tax Features
10/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
Services
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.