About Square Payroll

Square Payroll is an integrated online payroll processing solution that helps SMBs and enterprises manage the paychecks of both salaried and hourly wage employees. The software offers various features including integrated timecards, tax calculators and new-hire reporting.

Square Payroll offers a dashboard that can be accessed by all the employees to update their personal information, bank account details and tax withholdings. Access rights to this information are controlled by the administrator to ensure that the employees can view and edit only their details. The timecard feature helps to track employee clock-in and out and to calculate overtime, bonus payments and commissions. Managers can also review, edit and manage the timecard information by using the dashboard functionality.

Square Payroll also tracks employee leave balances and calculates the accruals for each employee on the basis of the leave policies set by the employer. The application allows managers to set unique paid time off (PTO) policy for each employee and ensures the payouts whenever an employee avails them.The software integrates with ADP, Intuit and Paychex to pull out an employee's payroll reports with a previous company and ensures a smooth transition to Square Payroll systems. The tool also helps users to complete tax forms and adhere to the guidelines set by the state payroll tax agencies.

The solution is currently available in twelve states in the U.S. and adheres to the PCI Data Security Standard for card processing and provides layered security.

Pricing starting from:

US$40.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Square Payroll

  • Square Payroll integrates with employee’s timecards and allows employees to clock in and out using the application.
  • The payroll staff can import work-hours from the timecards to the Square Payroll application and automatically generate paychecks by calculating the employee's overtime and other benefits.
  • The solution allows employees to manage their own employee accounts and access payroll reports in real-time.
  • Square Payroll integrates with AP Intego to help businesses pay premium on the basis of their actual payroll data.
  • Square’s payment frequency feature lets employers pay salaries to their employees on weekly, bi-weekly or semi-monthly basis.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$40.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Square Payroll Software - Access payment details via Square's web based interface
    Square Payroll Software - Employees can log in anytime to view their pay stubs or update their information
    Square Payroll Software - Users can run payroll reports
    Square Payroll Software - Users can import timesheet hours
    Square Payroll Software - Employees can view a payroll summary, and receive direct deposits
    Square Payroll Software - Employees receive paycheck notifications via mobile
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    Square Payroll Software - Access payment details via Square's web based interface
    Square Payroll Software - Employees can log in anytime to view their pay stubs or update their information
    Square Payroll Software - Users can run payroll reports
    Square Payroll Software - Users can import timesheet hours
    Square Payroll Software - Employees can view a payroll summary, and receive direct deposits
    Square Payroll Software - Employees receive paycheck notifications via mobile

    Features

    Total features of Square Payroll: 37

    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Benefits Dashboard
    • Benefits Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Direct Deposit
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • For Accountants
    • For Cloud
    • For Small Businesses
    • Leave Tracking
    • Multi-State
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Web-based Deployment

    Alternatives

    SurePayroll

    4.1
    #1 Alternative to Square Payroll
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    QuickBooks Online Advanced

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    #3 Alternative to Square Payroll
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    Paychex Flex

    4.1
    #4 Alternative to Square Payroll
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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Ashley
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 28/09/2022

    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.

    Barbara
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Our 100% Go-To payroll software!

    Reviewed on 09/10/2022

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

    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
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Square money

    Reviewed on 04/11/2022

    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.

    Troy
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Square Payroll makes Payroll easy

    Reviewed on 27/07/2022

    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.

    Mike
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    • Industry: Sports
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Hassle Free Payroll Solution

    Reviewed on 30/04/2021

    I'm a big fan of anything that saves me time and headaches, and there is NONE larger that sending...

    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
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    Square Payroll FAQs

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    Square Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$40.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contractors only: $0 subscription + $5 per contractor/month Employees and contractors: $35 subscription/month + $5 per employee or contractor paid/month

    Square Payroll has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Square Payroll supports the following languages:

    English

    Square Payroll supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Square Payroll integrates with the following applications:

    Deputy, Guideline, Homebase, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Time, Square Point of Sale, When I Work

    Square Payroll offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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