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Navigate the Square Payroll App

The Square Payroll app provides employers with the ability to process payroll, update their team member’s information, view their payroll history and manage their payroll account while away from your computer.

Learn more about downloading the Square Payroll app and getting started with Square Payroll.

If you are an employee or contractor, you may be interested in learning more about the Square Team app.

Home Settings


Pay W-2 employees by processing payroll or making an off-cycle payment. Pay your 1099 contractors by making a contractor payment.

Payroll Team

Manage your team through this tab by adding and removing employees and contractors. You can update their tax settings, payment method, assign a timecard tracking passcode and update any benefit elections.


You can create, edit, and view your team’s timecards through this tab. Learn more about using timecards with Square Payroll.


View your payroll history and a breakdown of your tax calculations and debits for each pay run. You can also preview a team member’s pay stubs.

Additional Settings

Tap the three horizontal lines on the top navigation bar to view and edit:


Enroll your employees in benefits that automatically sync with Square Payroll. These benefits are simple to set up, are calculated and deducted automatically, and run in the background when you process payroll.

Tax Forms

View and download federal and state tax forms filed on your behalf by Square Payroll.

Business Info

View your legal business name, DBA (if applicable), business type, phone number, and primary address. Your business’ work locations will also be reflected here.

Tax Info

View your business’ federal EIN and state tax account numbers. If you process payroll in multiple tax jurisdictions, the tax account numbers for each location will be visible here.

Bank Account

View and update your payroll bank account. For more information on the bank verification process, visit Verify Your Square Payroll Bank Account.

Payroll Settings

Set up or edit features such as automatic payroll, your pay cycle, paid time off, and tip importing. You can also update your notification preferences, check processing method, and request to close your account all from this tab.

Earn Rewards

Share your Square Payroll referral link via Twitter, Facebook, or email to earn rewards.

Sign Out

Tap Sign Out to exit the app.

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