Square Payroll

The online payroll service trusted by small businesses.

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Worry-free payroll compliance

Based in the U.S., our experienced team helps you make sure your payroll is compliant.

Import timecards in a click

Let employees clock in and out from the Square Point of Sale app, and then import their hours with a click.

Switching is easy

There’s no need to start from scratch—simply upload your existing reports and we’ll get you set up.

Clear pricing, no hidden fees

Pay just $25 per month plus $5 per employee or contractor paid for all tax filings, withholdings, and payments.

Let’s make payroll fast and easy.

It’s our mission to make payroll the easiest thing to do on your list. In fact, with Square Payroll, you can pay your entire team in just a few clicks.

As simple as clicking a button

There’s no need to manually input timecards—import employees’ hours with a click. We take care of all your payroll taxes and deposit funds into your employees’ bank accounts.

Only pay for what you use

Unlike other providers, Square Payroll has flexible pricing that scales with your business. If you happen to pay fewer employees one pay period, the price you pay goes down.

Set up your team (or let them do it themselves).

Your team members are emailed a link to set up direct deposit and fill out their personal information online. They can log in anytime to view their pay stubs.

Made for every kind of employee

Whether you’re paying your first employee or a larger team, Square Payroll makes it easy to pay both hourly and salaried employees—and still manage all your payroll online.

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Pay contractors, too

We can also help you pay contractors if you have at least one W-2 employee. Support for contractor-only businesses is coming soon.

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Sync with timecards from your point of sale.

With Square’s payroll processing, employees clock in and out on the Square Point of Sale app, and you can import their hours in just one click.

Clock in at your point of sale

No need for a separate system. Your employees clock in and out right from the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad.

Integrate partner apps

Square Payroll also integrates with some of the top employee timecard systems, so you can use the one that works best for your business.

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Automatically import their hours

When it’s time to run payroll, simply import your employees’ hours with a click. Any overtime and double time is automatically calculated.

Leave the payroll taxes to us.

We’ve filed over $230 million in payroll taxes for small businesses, and we’re ready to help you. Our payroll services take care of your withholdings and payments, and we file your taxes—all at no extra cost.

  • All federal and state payroll taxes paid
  • Federal and state tax forms filed
  • W-2 and 1099-MISC forms generated and filed
  • New-hire reports filed for W-2 employees

We can help with other stuff, too.

If your business needs workers’ compensation insurance or to track sick leave and paid time off, we can help with that, too.

Pay workers’ comp as you go

Square Payroll seamlessly integrates with our insurance partner AP Intego so you can automatically pay your premiums based on actual payroll data. This means you only pay what you owe, as you owe it. Get started by requesting a quote, or transfer an existing contract.

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Sick leave and PTO tracking

Set your sick leave or paid time off policy for each team member, and Square’s online payroll services take care of the rest. With each pay run, we automatically calculate their remaining balance and include it on their pay stub. When employees take time off, simply enter the hours they’re out, and those hours are paid in your next pay run.

It’s easy to switch payroll providers.

We do all the necessary paperwork so you can easily switch. Tell us a bit about your business and employees, and we’ll get you set up.

Trusted by thousands of small businesses, Square Payroll is ready to help you.

It’s just so easy to use. All the paperwork and taxes are taken care of. It really is the whole package.

Steve Z., Three Steves Winery

Flexible pricing that matches the number of people you pay.

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  • No activation fees
  • No additional cost per pay period
  • No cost to generate W-2s and 1099s
  • Free direct deposit
  • Automated, free new-hire reporting for employees
  • Tax filings and payments included
  • Sick leave and PTO tracking
  • Online portal for employees and contractors
  • Integrated employee timecards

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