About Square Payroll

Square Payroll is a full-service payroll solution that helps small businesses pay employees through online payroll management and handle payroll tax. It can be integrated with a variety of payment processing tools, accounting software, and employee management systems including Square POS, QuickBooks, and more, and offers tools for automated tax filing, payroll process automation, benefits management such as health insurance and more. The online payroll service allows businesses to track workers' compensation and ensure payroll compliance at all times. Square Payroll offers functionality to manage various employee types including salaried employees, hourly employees and contractors. The running payroll functionality allows businesses to pay employees and contractors based on their hours worked during a defined pay period, with data automatically pulled from the Square Point of Sale app. Square Payroll also automatically calculates paid time off, hours worked and total labor cost for each employee. Square Payroll also helps businesses automatically file taxes including new hire reports, W-2 forms and federal and state payroll taxes. Other key features include integrated timecards, employee benefits offerings and direct deposits. Square Payroll pricing is based on the type and number of active employees a business has. The Square Payroll Android app and iOS app provide users with on-the-go payroll management with features such as sick leave tracking, vacation tracking, payroll calculation, timecard access, access to pay stubs, automatic payroll setup, payroll processing and more.
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Square Payroll pricing

Square Payroll does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Square Payroll paid version starts at US$40.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$40.00/month
Pricing Details:
Contractors only: $0 subscription + $5 per contractor/month Employees and contractors: $35 subscription/month + $5 per employee or contractor paid/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Square Payroll Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 565 View all reviews
Mike F.
  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/04/2021

Hassle Free Payroll Solution

I'm a big fan of anything that saves me time and headaches, and there is NONE larger that sending out tax forms or other financial obligations. Controlling payroll from on easy to use hub is a great value, and it only costs a small monthly fee per contractor.

Pros

I am a sole proprietor/ LLC, with independent contractors as opposed to full/part time employees. I absolutely love that Square Payroll manages every facet of fund transfer including submitting tax form to my contractors, essentially taking care of my responsibilities as an employer.

Cons

The employer dashboard and features are pretty basic and may take some to get used to what functionality is available. The users, my hires, have not experienced any problems or difficulty, so that's the most important pat.

Alternatives Considered

SurePayroll

Reasons for Switching to Square Payroll

I was already previously using SquareUp payment transactions so it made sense to keep everything on one platform
Neil K.
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 1/11/2021

Super Easy Payroll and Worker’s Comp solution

Pros

Extremely easy to run bi-weekly payroll. All reporting is handled for you.

Cons

It’s a little on the expensive side, hold times for support can be a little long but my questions have always been answered quickly enough.

Jared K.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 21/06/2022

Square Payroll for Small Businesses

I enjoyed being able to send automated payments to contractors and also other businesses officially versus me having to pay somebody via check only and not have it reported as 1099.

Pros

The payroll portal is connected separate from the website and is easy to sort out money and wages and tips for small to large offline businesses. There is a seamless integration with timesheets and the employee app to clock and clock out hours worked.

Cons

It could be very automated with the square POS equipment. I know they're just beginning where they can clock in as an employee but it could be also allowed to pay those people automated without me having to process everything all the time.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Payroll and ADP Comprehensive Services
Alysia G.
  • Industry: Fine Art
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 10/06/2022

Overview

Pros

Files taxes for you. Sends tax forms to workers. And tracks hours.

Cons

Have to use square processing to access all features. Limited reports “. And not great for larger business.

Holly M.
  • Industry: Recreational Facilities & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 7/04/2022

Square Payroll make it easy for employers!

Square makes it easy to run payroll and file taxes!

Pros

The fact that the taxes are filed is a huge relief for an employer, square stays on top of tax rate changes and notifies you if there are any tax rate changes being made for state or federal taxes.

Cons

I really don't have any cons, it's easy to use and meets my business payroll needs.

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