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What Is Square Payroll?

Payroll has never been easier with Square Payroll. Square handles your federal and state payroll taxes including withholdings, payments, and filings. Small businesses and large companies can easily pay both hourly and salaried employees. Set your sick leave or paid time off policy for each team member, and Square's online payroll services take care of the rest. Switching providers is also simple - tell us your current provider, upload existing reports, and we take care of the rest.

Who Uses Square Payroll?

Small to medium size business employers with up to 100 employees. Salaried or hourly employees. Pay W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, or both.

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Reviews of Square Payroll

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Troy
Troy
Marketing Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Square Payroll makes Payroll easy

5.0 2 years ago

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.

Elisa
President in US
Veterinary, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

I love Square!

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Customer service has been great when I have needed it. They create and send out W-2’s and 1099 if you pay contractors. They do all New Lenox hire reporting and taxes.

Pros:

Easy to use. We use them for payment processing as well. I can do payroll in about 5-10 minutes. On boarding is easy as employees securely submit their own information.

Cons:

For direct deposit you can only have your pay deposited into one bank account. There is no option for splitting.

Blake
owner in US
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Square Space Payroll

5.0 last month New

Pros:

We LOVE Squarepace payroll for the simple fact that it's easy to use, user-friendly, and mobile app-friendly. You can manage your documents with a simple click.

Cons:

At first it was a little hard to get used too. After about a month we were good at it and pros!

Laura
Owner in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great in some ways, very expensive in others

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: I loved this software, ease of use, money paid UNTIL I had a change in employee status and found out, after 3 months and 3 different customer service agents, that you cannot go from using payroll, to not using it without completely closing the account. And if you close the account, you won't get the tax forms.

Pros:

The ease of paying employees when I want to and knowing all the tax forms are done for me is great!

Cons:

Lack of flexibility. You cannot open/close your payroll account more than once. If you have part of the year you don't run payroll or have employees for, you must keep the account open the entire year, until January of the next year if you want your tax forms. If you then bring employees back, after closing the account, you cannot reactivate it. The second thing I have issue with is lack of customer service. They respond in 3-5 days, with a stock response, and it took me 3 agents before this was explained to me. I have no employees for 6 months, but I have to pay the $45/month if I want my tax forms at years end.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Effortless Payroll Management with Square Payroll: A Salon Admin's Perspective

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

As the administrator of a bustling salon, managing payroll has always been one of my most time-consuming tasks, until I switched to Square Payroll. The integration of payroll management into our existing Square ecosystem was seamless, streamlining our operations significantly. What stood out to me was the user-friendly interface that made navigation and payroll processing a breeze, even for those less tech-savvy. The automation of tax filings and payments lifted a huge burden off our shoulders, ensuring compliance without the hassle. Another major plus was the direct deposit feature, which our employees appreciated for its convenience and reliability. Additionally, the ability to handle both employee and contractor payments through the same platform was a game-changer, simplifying year-end tax form distribution. Square Payroll's transparent pricing, with no hidden fees, meant we could budget more effectively, knowing exactly what our expenses would be month-to-month.

Cons:

I can't think of anything that I didn't really like about Square Payroll.