Square Payroll

Square Payroll

Score 6.0 out of 10
Square Payroll


What is Square Payroll?

Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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  • Benefit plan administration (5)
  • Pay calculation (6)
  • Support for external payroll vendors (5)
  • Direct deposit files (6)

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What is Square Payroll?

Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

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Product Details

What is Square Payroll?

Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Square Payroll Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Reviewers rate Benefit plan administration highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Square Payroll are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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When setting up e-commerce platforms and retail payment platforms, Square payroll is an integral part of the whole package offered by Square that allows me to deploy solutions for small businesses very quickly. We recommend it to our current users of Square POS and online payments users, as well as recommend it as a benefit for users looking for a new payments/online commerce solution. It's low cost and easy to understand, making it a hard to beat solution.
  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
  • More reporting options online. Downloading export is cumbersome.
  • Speedier deposits. 4 day turn around is a problem sometimes.
  • Improve W-2 process, explanations.
Honestly, I feel that Square payroll is well suited for most sized small to medium businesses. The option to pay both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors is very flexible. At only $5 additional per employee, it scales well. And all of the appropriate forms are filed for you, so there's no need for an expensive accounting firm. One thing that could improve is the explanation of what to expect at the forefront of implementing W-2 employees. Many employers may not understand how the process will affect them money-wise when it comes to paying the taxes, etc. It may scare them off from using a W-2 instead of 1099, which have very different impacts on the employee's tax situation as well.
  • Lessened accounting fees.
  • Improved payroll process. Reliability.
  • Adds the the overall ROI of using Square.
  • ADP and QuickBooks Payroll
Cheaper and easier to implement Square payroll versus the competition. Accessible to the small business. Doesn't have a learning curve. Quick deployment to usage/adoption. The other options don't compare when looked at feature for feature vs. price.
  • The pay function is very easy. You select the employee from a list, you pick the pay period and pay. You can do more than one at a time and batch them which is great.
  • Setup is fairly quick and painless. You can choose direct debit from the account you already have set-up in Square or you can choose to send paper checks as well.
  • Your employees get a log in to see their paystubs which are automatically generated. No more manual printing!
  • While not difficult, setting up the initial w-2 payments can be a bit daunting. Understanding the taxes is the big one.
  • Downloaded reporting could be better.
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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