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.

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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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

    Features

    Total features of Square Payroll: 38

    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Benefits Management
    • Check Printing
    • Check Processing
    • Clock In / Out
    • Commission Calculations
    • Compensation Statements
    • Compliance Management
    • Customisable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Direct Deposit
    • Drag & Drop
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Portal
    • Forms Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Multi-State
    • Overtime Calculation
    • PCI Compliance
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Reimbursement Management
    • Secure Login
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Clock
    • Time Tracking
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (480)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Alexandria K.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    So easy to use

    Reviewed on 31/12/2019

    Square Payroll makes it so easy. I've heard so many horror stories about other payroll companies.

    Square Payroll makes it so easy. I've heard so many horror stories about other payroll companies.

    Pros

    I love how easy it is to setup, add employees, and run payroll every week. I also love that they offer easy integrations with things like workers comp.

    Cons

    Honestly I haven't found anything I don't like about Square Payroll.

    Barbara M.
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    POTENTIAL TO BE THE GREATEST

    Reviewed on 10/2/2020

    It gets the job done for a good price, but don't expect any fancy stuff and customizeable reports

    It gets the job done for a good price, but don't expect any fancy stuff and customizeable reports

    Pros

    Somewhat easy to use. It gets the job done, and it is affordable and easy to train others to use...

    Cons

    Reports really are NOT what we need. I need to be able to see UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE paid on behalf of EACH employee. I need to be able to download a report that user-friendly to send to others (instead they are LONG with tons of unused lines for county tax that wasn't withheld. If there is nothing in the field, it doesn't need to display on a report). Trying to figure out the timecards... ugh. frustrating. I just gave up.

    Sarah C.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Saves me VALUABLE time and Energy

    Reviewed on 19/4/2021

    I am saving SO MUCH TIME, I know for a fact that my employees are clocking in and out and REAL...

    I am saving SO MUCH TIME, I know for a fact that my employees are clocking in and out and REAL times and not just the times they were writing down in my sign in book, it keeps everyone honest, it's been an absolute life and time saver!

    Pros

    I absolutely love the ease of use, Square Payroll submits all my tax documents for me, works up my W2 and W3 forms at the end of the year, it is so easy and effective!

    Cons

    I wish the app was a little bit easier to edit when I need to adjust a Timecard. Sometimes one of my employees forgets to clock out, and it takes a while for me to go in and change their timecard.

    Lori W.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    If you cancel their service...BEWARE!

    Reviewed on 17/1/2019

    I will be looking for a completely new POS system as well as processor as this situation has left...

    I will be looking for a completely new POS system as well as processor as this situation has left my small business in a bind halfway through January 2019.

    Pros

    The software itself is fairly easy to utilize; however, if you happen to cancel your subscription beware as you will be on your own. I had reorganized and changed entities therefore, cancelled my Square subscription. When changing entities I acquired a new EIN for the LLC. Square has refused to provide W2's for my employees for the 2017 tax year for the Sole Prop EIN in which I used for the business while with Square. After several emails back and forth I just received confirmation that Square will not be completing W2's for my business as I cancelled my service.

    Cons

    Customer service is extremely difficult with square as a whole. If you have any type of problem you will pretty much be on your own to research the internet or review conversation on the forum.

    Atama D.
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    • Industry: Individual & Family Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for Growing Small Business to pay contractors nd employees

    Reviewed on 16/2/2021

    Over experience is great. Im do not have difficultly using the platform and i so recoment it.

    Over experience is great. Im do not have difficultly using the platform and i so recoment it.

    Pros

    Easy to set up, easy to use, and great instructions on paying contractors. It was easy to each my office manager to run payroll and allow staff to remotely acess the platform for virtual work days.

    Cons

    Customer service need to be improved upon. If the company have issues it should be communictaed promptly to users.

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    Square Payroll FAQs

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    Square Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$34.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contractors only: $0 subscription + $5 per contractor/month Employees and contractors: $29 subscription/month + $5 per employee or contractor/month

    We do not have any information about Square Payroll features

    Square Payroll has the following typical customers:

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

    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, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Time, Square Point of Sale

    Square Payroll offers the following support options:

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

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