Everything you need to make payroll easy

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Getting started is simple. Pay your team in minutes with our quick and easy setup.

Enter basic information

We just need the basic stuff: your business name, employer identification numbers, and bank account information.

Customize your pay periods

Whether you pay your team weekly, biweekly, or monthly, set the pay schedule that works for you.

Tell us who you want to pay

Enter team member information yourself or invite them to set up their own accounts.

That’s it–you’re ready to pay your team.

Running payroll

Pay employees, contractors, or both in just a few clicks.

Enter team hours

When it’s time to run payroll, simply tell us how much each employee worked. Enter hours manually or import timecards from the free Square Point of Sale app or other popular timecard systems.

Confirm payments

Specify how you want to pay your team (check or direct deposit), confirm the amount that will be withdrawn, and you’re done. Your team gets paid and you can focus on building your business.

Automatic Payroll

Want to make it even easier? Set up Automatic Payroll and let payroll run itself. On payday, employee hours and any overtime are imported, salaries are calculated, and payroll is automatically processed for you. You’ll get notified when it’s all done.

Employee Features

Square Payroll is designed with your team in mind.

Easy setup

Invite your employees and contractors to set up their own accounts. They receive an email to create their login, set up direct deposit, and fill out their W-4.

Digital pay stubs

After each pay period, employees and contractors who enrolled in direct deposit receive an email with their net pay amount. For anyone who doesn’t have an email or a bank account, we make it easy for you to write them a check.

24/7 access

Team members can log in to their account at any time to view pay stubs or manage personal information.

Clock in and out at the register

Your team can clock in and out from the Square Point of Sale app. Each person is given a unique passcode—ensuring time records are secure and accurate.

Taxes and compliance

Square Payroll is a full-service product, which means we handle all W-2 tax withholdings, payments, and filings—at no extra cost. Here’s what we take care of to make sure you stay compliant with all regulations:

  • Tax calculations and withholdings
  • Sick leave and paid time off tracking
  • Tax payments to federal and state agencies
  • Support for post-tax deductions and reimbursements
  • Payroll tax filings
  • Workers’ compensation via our insurance partner, AP Intego
  • New-hire report filings

Everything you need

Square Payroll gives you a full suite of tools to pay your team. Here’s what you get:

  • Payment to W-2 employees
  • Payment to 1099 contractors
  • Payment by direct deposit or manual check
  • Customizable pay schedules
  • Unlimited bonus and off-cycle pay runs at no extra charge
  • U.S.-based phone support
  • Federal and state tax payments and filings
  • W-2 distribution: We generate, file, and mail W-2s at year-end
  • 1099 distribution: We generate, file and mail 1099s at year-end
  • Online accounts for your team
  • Custom reporting
  • Time tracking and overtime calculations
  • Timecard integration with the Square Point of Sale app, Homebase, and other partners
  • Access to Square Dashboard for full integration with other Square products
  • Import tips from Square Point of Sale app
  • Calculated pay for new hires and terminations
  • New-hire reporting
  • Automatic Payroll
  • Multiple pay rates
  • Support for benefit deductions and company contributions
  • Support for post-tax deductions (e.g., garnishments)
  • Support for employee reimbursements
  • Paid time off (PTO) and sick leave tracking
  • Accounting integration with QuickBooks Online
  • Integration with AP Intego for workers’ comp insurance
  • Integration with Alice for pre-tax benefits
  • Integration with SimplyInsured for health insurance
  • Integration with Guideline for 401k plans
  • No annual contract required

Priced for small businesses

We believe in fair, flexible pricing with no hidden fees. That’s why our pricing is simple and all-inclusive, and why our customers tell us Square Payroll is the most affordable option for them. You pay a $29 monthly subscription fee plus $5 per person you pay each month. That’s it.

$29 + $5
Monthly subscription + fee per person paid

Only paying contractors? It’s $0 subscription per month + $5 per contractor per month.

Why we’re different

We know every small business is different. That’s why Square Payroll is built for flexibility. Whether you’re running payroll for the first time or switching from another provider, we’ve got you covered. Pay W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, or both—all on your schedule.

Some of our customers’ favorite features

Mobile app

Access all the features of Square Payroll in the palm of your hand. Download our app from the App Store or Google Play.

Timecard integration

Seamlessly import timecards from the free Square Point of Sale app or other timecard partners and never add hours manually again. One click and you’re done.

Employee accounts

Your employees can log in to their personal accounts to manage their information, view pay stubs, and much more.

Automatic Payroll

Let payroll run itself. When you enable this feature we automatically import timecards or salary information, calculate any overtime, and process your payroll for you. You get notified when it’s all done.

Taxes Handling

Have your taxes handled at no extra cost. We take care of W-2 tax withholdings, payments, and filings.

Manage your entire business in one place

Square Payroll is fully integrated with the rest of the Square family of products. From sales to inventory to appointments to marketing, manage your business from one place.

Switching payroll providers

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

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