Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software helps you keep your time and money!

About Patriot Payroll

With Patriot Software's secure online payroll system, you can pay employees easily. Run payroll using a simple 3-step process. Step one: enter employee hours and our software will calculate your payroll in seconds. Step two: Approve your payroll. Step three: print checks or use our free direct deposit. With our Full-Service Payroll option, your federal, state, and local payroll taxes are all collected, remitted and filed on your behalf. We offer guarantee our tax filings to be on-time!

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software offers free setup and support. There are no long term contracts, and you can cancel at any time, for any reason. Our software is mobile friendly so there is no app needed to run payroll on your phone or tablet! Oh, and did we mention that we are 100% developed and supported in the USA?

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$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Patriot Payroll: 38

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(3,136)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Mike
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Saves so much time, and I always recommend it!

Reviewed on 4/6/2020

I've saved so much money and time with Patriot, thank you for this product!

I've saved so much money and time with Patriot, thank you for this product!

Pros

I was paying over $300/mo for a full service payroll for myself + 3 employees to a CPA. I now pay under $40/month for full service payroll with Patriot, and their software is a joy to use. Running a quick payroll, and handling bonuses, benefits, and deductions is so straight forward. The setup and support team is easy to access, quick to answer, and in the US!

Cons

Just because I like to have all of the information, as a feature suggestion, it would be nice to have a tax portal to see my balances and standing all of the state/federal tax accounts.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Payroll and ZipBooks

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

Price and features. Intuit is so heavy and invasive, and more expensive. Some of the other small startups were buggy and did not have the features I need.
Carol
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

I'm quite satisfied with Patriot Payroll

Reviewed on 17/10/2022

All in all, I appreciate Patriot Payroll. It's very fast to run, provides a summary that contains...

All in all, I appreciate Patriot Payroll. It's very fast to run, provides a summary that contains nearly all the information I need in one place, provides a PDF file that reflects pay stubs, by employee and it's all quite straightforward and fast. Journal entries are easy to construct with the information given for summary entry into General Ledger. And I do not have to pay by the year which is one of the reasons I switched from another software.

Pros

Patriot was a breeze to set up, even mid-year and mid-quarter. Payroll is very easy to run and because my clients don't feel comfortable giving access to their bank accounts, I simply provide a PDF of their check stubs for the given week and they write the checks, it works quite well. I am in a different state than my clients but we work by mail and email so PDF files are fine. I have one client that I also use a different General Ledger Accounting software for and I simply journal in the Patriot payroll in journal form at the end of each month. I can break down the detail as much or as little as I need.

Cons

State of California requires a breakdown per quarter of how much each employee was paid and how much tax they paid for State Taxes. This is a little more difficult to put together as there is no report labeled State payroll. Possibly it is there I just haven't found it specifically, but it is always the most challenging part of the quarterly payroll tax process. I would also like it if child support and Cal Savers could be on the same report as payroll tax deductions. If I had more employees it would be a bigger problem for me.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Payroll

Reasons for Choosing Patriot Payroll

I thought the continually rising cost to use QuickBooks for the small number of employees was too much. Additionally, QB requires a yearly fee and sometimes a monthly fee as well. I just didn't like the feeling that I had no options but to continue to pay high prices. Because I live in a rural area I have limited internet access so a hot spot, on metered usage is a must. Thus I need to keep as much on desktop as possible.

Switched From

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

Patriot Payroll was competitively prices compared to Quickbooks. They were willing to charge monthly rather than yearly. Quickbooks had begun to demand more control and higher prices.
jess
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  • Industry: Security & Investigations
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Payroll use

Reviewed on 17/10/2022

Other than the few functions I feel it's missing, I love it.

Other than the few functions I feel it's missing, I love it.

Pros

The simplicity of use and employee setup.

Cons

We have multiple job sites that each employee works. I don't have enough space to keep all of the sites on the paycheck, so I have to edit the sites as well as the dollar per hour every single payroll. If I miss one, I have to back out and start completely over. It is super frustrating and time consuming

Peggy
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Why didn't I try this software sooner

Reviewed on 2/8/2022

I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner. Great support that is US based and I'm treated very...

I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner. Great support that is US based and I'm treated very professionally.

Pros

I had heard it was complicated to set up, but once I had everything in I realized that was a good thing. Payroll has gotten so much more complicated over the years, to have all the small parts done right was a work saver. I wasn't having to create multiple work-arounds and spend extra time double checking. The non-accountant business owner, should consider hiring someone for a short time, get it set up right, then sit back and let the program do it magic.

Cons

Because I prepare the payroll tax filings outside of Patriot I wish there was a simple report that listed the employee name, hours, gross, and full listing of SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Currently I have to dig through the employees' records and manually write down the SS#. I know a lot of this is ID thief protection. But I have an IRS Tax Preparer Certification and they required me to be finger printed and back ground checked.

Reasons for Choosing Patriot Payroll

I was tired of being treated like a child. I do several Washington State payroll filings and like lots of other states they have quirky rules. I was having to amended too many of their filings. I was tired of cursing at the computer screen. I didn't like the data mining and the slow loading while they got all their mining software in place. On an annual basis I was paying more for junk than I was paying for my Wolter Kluwer/CCH Small Firm Services tax preparation software.

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

Once I tired it I was super excited about all that it did. The support was very available and both talked me through an issue and provided me with written instructions via email.
Mary
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Patriot Payroll Review

Reviewed on 12/10/2022

Really like it! The customer service team is AMAZING! I've never had any issue that couldn't be...

Really like it! The customer service team is AMAZING! I've never had any issue that couldn't be solved quickly and efficiently

Pros

The product is very easy to use, especially without having too much experience with payroll processing. Adding all our historical records for the year was very easy, it easily creates journal entries that can be imported directly into Quickbooks!

Cons

There really isn't any con. The ONLY thing that is frustrating at times - it has nothing to do with the service itself, however, when I process payroll before getting approval from my boss (oops!) i've had to void the full payroll only to process it a day or two later (cash flow) - the taxes are deducted from our account 2x, then refunded after 1-2 days. This is our fault when this happens, but if I had to list a con I guess that would be it :)

Alternatives Considered

Gusto, Paychex Flex and Square Payroll

Reasons for Choosing Patriot Payroll

I was looking for a "cleaner" interface, a more user-friendly program that allowed for my beginner skill level - I enjoy it even more as I become more experienced as well!

Switched From

QuickBooks Payroll

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

I did the trial for a couple others just to play around with their program, interface, features, etc. (without having imported any info yet) - Patriot was the one I felt the most comfortable with. I continued my trial with Patriot and imported all our data over - we purchased the subscription before our trial was even over.
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Patriot Payroll FAQs

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Patriot Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Base price $10 a month +$4 per employee for Basic Payroll, Full Service base price $30/month + $4 per employee. No end of the year fees or surprise charges.

Patriot Payroll has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

Patriot Payroll supports the following languages:

English

Patriot Payroll supports the following devices:

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

Patriot Payroll integrates with the following applications:

Plaid, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Time

Patriot Payroll offers the following support options:

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

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