Payroll services for small businesses

Everything you need to run payroll at a low monthly cost with no hidden fees.

Pay employees and contractors: $35 monthly subscription fee + $6 monthly fee per person.
Pay contractors: $6 monthly fee per person paid.

Make your life easier

Getting the right payroll software for your small business will free up a lot of your valuable time.

Ongoing tax filings, including quarterly and yearly filings.

Automate tax form filings.

Manage compensation across multiple states and work from home employees.

Payment to both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors.

Automate payroll and pay through direct deposit or with manual checks.

Manage time tracking and non-standard pay schedules.

Handle multiple pay rates, commissions, bonuses, and tips.

Full integration with the Square ecosystem, including Square Team Management.

Hold your funds longer with Instant Payments flexible payroll processing.

Next business day payroll - with a Square balance or checking account.

Time tracking that syncs with your timecards and POS.

Transparent pricing with no hidden fees or long-term commitments.

Payroll software that makes life easier for everyone

Payroll services for small businesses work for employers, employees, and contractors. Just enter the appropriate details, and Square Payroll helps you pay your staff and contractors with the right deductions and documents.

Let Square handle your tax filings and payments

Our payroll software takes care of your federal and state tax filings and payments at no additional charge. Square Payroll handles sending and filing 1099-NEC forms and also deals with 940, 941, 944 forms, and W-2 and W-3 Social Security forms across all states — no matter what benefits you offer.

Manage your team wherever they are on their journey with you

Square full-service payroll and team management solutions were designed with small businesses in mind. Let our payroll system handle time tracking, shifts, overtime, commission, bonuses, and tips from your POS and mobile app while you focus on growing your business.

Square integrations

Meet your customers where they are with Payroll software that works seamlessly with the POS system. Bringing your brick-and-mortar or restaurant online is as easy as creating your online store or ordering page, which integrates with your existing point-of-sale. Or, if you are looking to grow your small business, Square Banking has the right loan solution for you.

Grow or start your business with Square

Square can help you navigate the process of starting your small business, from registration to hiring. Get your EIN, and when you are ready to onboard your first employee, Square Payroll will help you set your payments, taxes, and benefits. Square can help you grow your business with all the solutions you need including POS, hardware, appointments, marketing tools, website builders, and invoices.

Start with Square Payroll today

Pay your team with our payroll software for small businesses.


  • Why should I use a payroll service provider?

    As a small business owner, your time should be focused on growing your business and not on tasks that can be automated. A payroll service provider like Square Payroll will save you time and money by helping you manage your payroll payments, and taxes, optimise your staff schedule, and manage employee communications. In addition, our payroll software integrates with service providers so you can offer workers’ compensation, health insurance, and retirement 401(k) benefits to your team.

  • What happens if my business grows or I use temporary staff?

    Square Payroll can handle all your payroll needs. You can add employees and contractors with ease and remove them when necessary. Transparent, flat pricing, no long-term commitments, and no hidden fees make Square’s payroll software the ideal online payroll service for small businesses.

  • How can I switch to Square?

    Switching to Square is easy even if you change providers in the middle of the year. You can sign up for Square Payroll even if you are not using Square to process credit card payments.