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Payroll tips for small business owners

Hiring your first employee is a big accomplishment. And learning to run payroll is no small feat. So we designed a collection of articles, videos, and tools to help you hire employees and learn payroll fast

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Hiring employees

New to hiring? Check out these resources to help you hire the right way, the first time.

  1. Learn everything you need to know about hiring your first employee.
  2. Learn how to create an employee handbook. This resource can help you decide what to include.
  3. Dive into this 11-chapter article for an in-depth look at how to manage your staff.
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Understanding payroll

Now that you know a thing or two about hiring, it’s time to learn payroll. Let’s start with the basics:

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State payroll resources

Many states have unique payroll laws. Here are some resources for learning the rules in your state:

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Federal payroll and hiring resources

A few federal laws and resources to keep in mind:

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Checkout these payroll service features

IRS resources

The IRS website features resources for small business owners and payroll professionals on topics like worker classifications and employment taxes. If you’re considering hiring contractors and employees, you’ll want to review these resources to be sure you’re complying with regulations for each group.

Payroll training videos 

Learn payroll with one of our easy payroll training videos

Payroll training videos

See how QuickBooks payroll makes it easy to pay your whole team.

Setting up payroll

Review the basics of adding employees and preparing for your first payroll.

How to run payroll online

Run payroll for your small business.

Frequently asked questions