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
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 582 View all reviews
Troy
  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 27/7/2022

Square Payroll makes Payroll easy

Pros

The Direct Deposit feature of Square Payroll makes paying employees a very streamlined and simple procedure. The W-2 Preparation features makes tax season a breeze. Sending employees W2s is all within the app. Vacation/Leave Tracking has truly increased the productivity of payroll and bookkeeping. This is the ultimate feature for this application.

Cons

I feel as though with time Square Payroll will rollout a more aesthetically pleasing interface but I do not find any cons.

Bryan
  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 15/6/2021

The Perfect Solution for a Small Business Owner

We could not be happier with the Value of Square Payroll for our small business. It was exactly what our business needed and we love it. We were very nervous about taxes and getting folks paid correctly not being business owners before. Square Payroll made it incredibly easy to get setup, and then they just take care of it all. Then we get nice reports to get to my accountant, and all of the information you may need you can dowload at any time. It's an incredible value.

Pros

The ease of use and setup of Square Payroll was incredible. It honestly is a plug and play type of software. Being a new small business owner Square Payroll was exactly what we were looking for. It's also great to have a one stop shop. We use Square Point of Sale in our shop, and to be able to get all of the sales information as well as payroll information from the same place is incredibly convenient.

Cons

Our small business runs payroll once a month. We wanted to run payroll on the 15th of each month. Changing/customizing the date on the monthly payroll was not an option (monthly runs on the 1st of each month). Not a show stopper by any means.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Payroll and Gusto

Reasons for Switching to Square Payroll

We went with Square Payroll for the value and also already using square for our Point of Sale system it made it super convenient to have all in one place.
Barbara
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 9/10/2022

Our 100% Go-To payroll software!

We have tried other payroll programs and always come back to Square!

Pros

So quick and easy to use. Set up is quick and easy! Reports are perfect! Payrolls are always timely and accurate. Agency reporting at state, local and federal level have always been accurate and timely

Cons

WE NEED AN ACCOUNTANT LOGIN FEATURE!!!!!!! Need a way to customize the weekly summary to load into the client bookkeeping! One sheet that explains the Federal and local withholdings for bookkeeping purposes. For example (a breakdown of EMPLOYER FICA and Employee Fica, Federal unemployment, State unemployment and state withholding need to be printed on the summary sheet)

Ervin
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

2
Reviewed on 4/11/2022

Square money

Pros

The software makes it simple to process payroll payments. The app is easy to connect to other bank accounts to deposit money into.

Cons

The software is outdated to all the new updated apps that have innovated with the new modern technology.

Ashley
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/9/2022

Love the square payroll app it's a life saver.

Pros

I love that The square payroll app makes it easy and my life so much more simpler.

Cons

There is absolutely nothing that I do not like about the square payroll app.

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