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Payroll Relief

Payroll Relief


What is Payroll Relief?

Payroll Relief is payroll processing software for accountants, from AccountantsWorld headquartered in Hauppauge. Payroll Relief automates actions like direct deposit, tax payment, tax filing, and electronic child support, boasting 100% calculation accuracy, and also supports batch processing of payroll and…

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Payroll Relief is a user-friendly software that has proven to be a time-saving tool for many of its users. With its easy-to-use interface, …
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Pay per Payroll


per year

First Year Cost


per year

Pay per Paycheck (after first year)


per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee


  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $1,495 per month
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Product Details

What is Payroll Relief?

Payroll Relief, from AccountantsWorld, aims to reduce the firm’s workload. It reduces staff hours to a bare minimum by performing complex payroll tasks automatically, on time, and with 100% guaranteed accuracy of calculation. According to the vendor, over 70% of users have experienced at least 25% improvement in their practice since switching to Payroll Relief.

Automation and Processing Speed

Once a payroll is approved, tax liabilities are scheduled automatically for payment on the due date. All tax payments and forms are processed automatically, but with the ability to specify different terms for any tax payment as needed. The user submits a single application for all electronic services, including federal and state electronic payments, e-filing, and direct deposit. This software supports signature-ready tax forms for federal and all 50 states. Payroll Relief offers special options to accommodate conditions affecting the system’s scheduled due dates, including pay early, schedule additional payment, disable a pending electronic payment, and convert form to coupon.

Comprehensiveness Use Cases

Payroll Relief supports unlimited pay types and multiple pay schedules. It includes calculations for all 50 states as well as D.C. and Puerto Rico, and contractor payroll (1099-MISC). Payroll Relief also handles unlimited customizable deductions. This may involve the allocation of multiple garnishments or electronic payment of child support, as well as other third-party deductions and garnishments, and other deductions (e.g. charitable contributions). Payroll can be managed with the ability to adjust pay dates and schedules, alter deductions (e.g. child support) per employee, or set holidays for the entire payroll. It also supports multiple locations, retirement plans, direct deposit, paid time off, or check printing. The employee portal allows users to manage their personal information.


Payroll Relief’s interface follows the sequence of payroll processing and guides users through the entire payroll process. The program is fully web-based and easy to access. Exception-based payroll entry streamlines the payroll process by requiring entries only for items that differ from the employee’s usual hours or amounts. Clients may enter payroll data through the program or on an Excel template. Payroll Relief's integrations allow users to import payroll data from time and attendance programs, such as Swipeclock and Advantek. They can also review data from mobile devices. Pre-approval or post-approval reports, system calculation overrides, and voiding checks are handled in the software. Payroll Relief is known for diagnostics that ensure a smooth workflow. They include critical warnings for events that could prevent payroll processing and employee-specific warnings that could prevent payment to the employee. Payroll Relief also offers a variety of batch processes: approve payrolls, print checks, archive compliance forms, process W-2s and 1099s. Client notifications allow users to communicate about payroll-related matters.


Payroll Relief lets users grant access to only features of the program that clients are allowed to perform, which minimizes the risk of client errors. Clients given access will receive a user ID and password for secure access to the program. Customizable permissions allow access to setup, payroll, compliance, and reports. There are also advanced features like 401(k) setup, importing or exporting data, and allocating checks. Firm-specific functions such as setting up e-services and monitoring payrolls are restricted to accountants. Payroll Relief enables users to communicate via email or text reminders. They can also share documents or reports such as email tax forms, payroll reports, and paychecks. Set a password for employers to open these files from a Zip file. Once permissions are granted to a client, they can create logins and grant a subset of those permissions to their own employees. This includes letting users from satellite locations maintain their own employees, submit payroll data for processing, print checks from their own banks, and set up employee portals.

Payroll Relief Features

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Additional Features

  • Supported: Payroll servicing solution STRICTLY for accountants and payroll providers.
  • Supported: Key analytical tools for payroll providers

Payroll Relief Screenshots

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Payroll Relief Video

AccountantsWorld created Payroll Relief for one simple reason: to help accountants like you offer highly profitable payroll services without any compliance headaches.

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Payroll Relief Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Payroll Relief is a user-friendly software that has proven to be a time-saving tool for many of its users. With its easy-to-use interface, anyone can navigate the software and effectively handle large amounts of data for accounting purposes. Users have found Payroll Relief particularly helpful in managing business closures, layoffs, and conflicts related to payroll. It streamlines and manages employee payments, ensuring on-time delivery of paychecks and compliance with regulations. The software's efficient reporting capabilities eliminate the need for manual processing and follow-up tasks. Additionally, Payroll Relief facilitates direct money transfers using various payment methods, making it a valuable tool in computing salaries and resolving disputes. For accounting firms with multiple clients, the software's bulk processing feature comes in handy. Despite some drawbacks related to customer service and functionality, users appreciate the ease of tax computation and improved productivity that Payroll Relief offers. Overall, Payroll Relief has been successful in saving money and reducing the need for additional human resources to manage payroll systems. The ongoing training and support provided by Payroll Relief are also highly appreciated by users. By offering similar services at a reasonable cost, small accounting and payroll firms can compete with larger companies like ADP using this platform.

Accurate Payroll Calculation: Many users have praised the software for its perfect and accurate payroll calculation. Multiple reviewers have mentioned that they found the calculations to be precise, reducing human errors and saving time in the process.

User-friendly Interface: The user-friendly interface of the software has garnered positive feedback from several users. Customers have appreciated how easy it is to access and navigate the software, describing it as flexible and packed with many useful features. Some reviewers even suggested further improvements to make it even more useful.

Automated Payroll Processing: The automatic payroll calculation feature has been highly valued by users, who appreciate its ability to streamline and optimize workflow. Numerous customers have highlighted how this automation reduces staff hours and allows them to focus on other important tasks. This feature also helps in improving timing and efficiency in processing payroll for multiple clients, as well as keeping track of each client's individual schedule.

Customer Service Issues: Several users have expressed frustration with the customer service of Payroll Relief and other Accountants World software. They have reported that the company does not inform customers when there are issues, leading to delays in problem resolution. Some reviewers have also described the customer support as lacking knowledge about ongoing issues.

Software Update Problems: A major software update in 2019 has caused ongoing problems for users, and they feel that the company has been slow to fix them and notify users. This has resulted in a negative user experience and impacted their ability to use the software effectively.

Difficulty with Navigation: The system's two vertical navigation bars have been a point of confusion for users. Many would prefer all screens to be accessible from one navigation bar, finding the current setup unintuitive.


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Score 9 out of 10
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We process payroll for all of our small business payroll clients on the payroll relief platform. The system automates direct deposit and electronic tax payments for our organization.
  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states.
Payroll Management (5)
Pay calculation
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Direct deposit files
Salary revision and increment management
Reimbursement management
  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
  • Intuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
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