There are 2 different options for processing payroll on a Mac:

  • QuickBooks Payroll for Mac is an online payroll service that integrates with (but does not require) QuickBooks for Mac 2006 and later. QuickBooks Payroll for Mac supports Safari v3.1 and later and Firefox v2.0 or later.
  • QuickBooks Online Payroll is an online payroll service that integrates with QuickBooks Online and supports Safari v3.1 and later.

For more information, you can contact our QuickBooks Payroll for Mac department.

Note: Intuit's desktop payroll solutions (Quickbook Payroll Basic, Quickbooks Payroll Enhanced and Quickbooks Desktop Payroll Assisted) are only supported on Windows. You can use these products on a Mac by utilising Boot Camp, a program provided by Apple. Apple's website has additional information and support available for Boot Camp. Windows Parallels and Fusion is supported in addition to Boot Camp, however they are known to have more issues than Boot Camp with regards to QuickBooks Desktop.


You have purchased or are planning to purchase a Mac.


Some keyboard shortcuts will be different on a Mac keyboard. Apple has an article detailing these differences and how to configure them.

Due to the way that virtualisation works, some issues can occur with printers and other external peripherals. VMware and Parallels have support information available to resolve these issues.