Four Payroll Processing Services that Reduce the Pain of Payroll Processing and Keep You and Your Employees Happy

For a small business, one of the biggest processes where mistakes can cause misery is payroll. Employees like to get paid the correct amount on time, or they’re unhappy. The IRS also likes to get paid on time with the correct amount, or they’ll ask you to pay up.

Small businesses have lots of options for online payroll services to remove the hassle from the process. Let’s look at a few of the most recommended.

Gusto receives high marks for its usability. It’s a newer name in the field but with a robust reputation. The user interface is easy to use with uncomplicated navigation. Other strong points are its flexibility, customizable reports, and mobile access.

OnPay is recommended for small to mid-sized businesses. This fast cloud-based payroll service is a complete solution offering extensive employee record keeping and unlimited payrolls each month. Along with a great user interface, it calculates and automates payroll tax payments.

SurePayroll, now a part of Paychex, is a well-known service that offers two tiers, one less expensive. Long known for excellent employee record management and handling related payroll taxes, it also integrates with many accounting programs. The less expensive tier is Self-Service that includes everything in Full Service, except tax filings and payments.

The well-known Intuit Quickbooks Payroll presents an uncomplicated user interface. It integrates with Quickbooks Online but can be a standalone payroll processing service. It’s quick to set up with automated payroll.

There you have it, lots of choices to automate your payroll process and not break the bank doing it. Keeping you, your employees, and the IRS happy.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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