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Introducing our integration with QuickBooks Payroll
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Introducing our integration with QuickBooks Payroll

Kevin Busque

Today, we’re excited to welcome QuickBooks Payroll to our growing list of integrated providers. More than 1.4 million businesses use QuickBooks for its seamless approach to payroll management that runs payroll in less than 5 minutes. QuickBooks Payroll lets business owners view and approve employee hours, pay both W2 employees and 1099 contractors, and offers full-service setup.

For businesses that use QuickBooks Payroll, the integration transfers information from QuickBooks to Guideline, making 401(k) contributions automatic and eliminating the need to manage employee enrollment and send payroll contribution reports every pay period.

Integrating payroll with Guideline relieves many of the administrative burdens associated with a retirement plans and reduces unnecessary errors, saving small business owners time and money. Learn more about the integration between Quickbooks Payroll and Guideline.

There are more benefits to having an integrated payroll with Guideline beyond just providing a simple and convenient experience. Our data indicates that employee participation in retirement plans is higher when payroll is integrated—and a higher participation rate can help you build a more engaged workforce.*    

We’re proud to welcome QuickBooks alongside other partners like Gusto, Square Payroll, Zenefits, Rippling, OnPay, ADP Workforce Now® and RUN Powered by ADP®, which are all doing their part to make contributing to a retirement plan easier than ever before.

If you have questions about what will be required to sync Guideline with your payroll provider, please email us at to get answers from a specialist.


* Based on our internal review of participation rates of integrated and non-integrated employer-sponsored 401(k) plans that were Guideline clients as of March 9th, 2019. Participation rate is defined as the fraction of employees having access to plans that participate in them.