Square Payroll

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

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.
Square Payroll Software - Mobile login
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Square Payroll Software - Timesheet hours
Square Payroll Software - Benefits
Square Payroll Software - Dashboard overview
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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 608 View all reviews
Chandra
Chandra
  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/08/2021

Payroll Basics Covered

Other than the additional Square account, I am/was super happy with the software. Perfect for startups and small businesses. I highly recommend!

Pros

I loved that this was plug and play ready, user friendly and made payroll less of a headache. Tracking hours, schedules and pay was extremely easy and they handled all the government paperwork after set up. Reminders were super helpful and I never missed payroll deadlines.

Cons

I didn't like that I couldn't activate previously canceled plans. Since the pandemic caused me to temporarily shutdown I had to cancel the service to save the monthly fee. I was super disappointed that I had to create a NEW Square account just to get access to the plan again. In doing so, I had two locations, two Square accounts and double the headache of managing. Honestly this was one the biggest reasons I decided to switch to Zenoti to streamline everything into one account and make management easier.

Amanda
  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 20/05/2021

Happy with my purchase

Pros

The ease of use is the biggest pro for me. Requires very little prep work for me to prepare payroll, unlike other companies I have used in the past.

Cons

There is very little downside to Square Payroll, the only issue I have come across has been that I am not able to cancel or make any changes to payroll later in the week. There have been times where I have made an error and did not realize it until midweek and it is already too late to make any changes.

LORI
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
1
Ease of Use
1
Customer Support
1

2
Reviewed on 17/01/2019

If you cancel their service...BEWARE!

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.

Shannon
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/02/2023

Square Payroll is perfect for my small business

It's a fanstastic and solid product. I've used square payroll for over 7 years after using several other services like Quickbooks, paychex, ADP and nothing beats it in terms of price and quality.

Pros

We use square for our POS, scheduling employees, and payroll. It's a fantastic all in one product for a small business.

Cons

I've used so many other products and I don't find anything about this one I don't like or that I feel like it needs in addition to what it already provides.

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 09/10/2022

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)

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