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Get Started with Square Payroll for Contractors

Square’s online payroll services make it easy to pay your contractors. We handle everything from contractor direct deposit to automatically filing Form 1099-NEC. You’ll be up and running in minutes with our easy setup.

Get Started with Square Payroll for Contractors:

Step 1: Gather your required business information

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Legal business name and address (as registered with your EIN)

  • Bank Account Number and Routing Number

  • Contractor email address (if you are enabling online accounts)

  • Contractor’s Personal Details (home address, Social Security Number, and bank account information for direct deposit)

Step 2: Go to and click Get Started.

  • Select the option to pay Contractors Only

  • Enter the business information from above

  • Finish verifying your identity by entering your legal name, date of birth, and full SSN (Social Security Number).

  • Add your contractors.

You can also get started through the Square Payroll App.

Step 3: Transfer Historical Contractor Payment Information

Step 4: Pay your contractors

Learn more about: Payroll

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