Square Payroll 4+

Payroll App

Square, Inc.

    • 4.8 • 5.9K Ratings
    • Free

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Access affordable full-service payroll, built by Square. With this app it’s easy to pay W2 employees and 1099 contractors in just a few taps. Use the app to import timecards or enter your team’s hours, then let our team of specialists take care of the rest—we pay your team, file your payroll taxes, and send your tax payments to federal and state tax agencies.

You can setup your account directly within the Square Payroll app in just minutes. Whether you’re paying your first employee or switching from another provider, we’re here to make payroll the easiest thing on your to do list.

With Square Payroll you can:
- Pay hourly and salaried workers. Your team gets paid via direct deposit, check, or deposit to the Cash App or Cash Cards. Subscription includes unlimited payruns each month.
- Never worry about tax compliance again. Square handles all your payroll tax filings and payments and provides quarterly and end of year reports like W2s and 1099s
- Save time by importing timecard hours and tips from the Square Point of Sale app or other leading timecard apps
- Track sick leave, paid time off and overtime
- Manage pre- and post-tax deductions
- Let team members set themselves up with online accounts
- Set up Automatic Payroll and let payroll run itself
- Access affordable benefits plans for you and your employees, including health insurance, 401(k) retirement plans, workers compensation and pre-tax spending

Square Payroll starts at just $40 per month. With fair and flexible pricing, you’ll only be charged for the employees you pay. There’s no monthly subscription if you’re just paying 1099 contractors - it’s just $5 per contractor you pay each month.

Available in all 50 states + DC. Learn more: squareup.com/payroll

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

This update includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

We update our apps regularly to make sure they’re at 100%, so we suggest turning on automatic updates on devices running Square Payroll.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

Topolino-Man ,

Square Payroll is Great

Having come from a 30-year background in payroll management for a large company I was dreading the prospect of going through the process again for 11 part-time employees. No worries: since my square time card system and payroll are linked, payroll , from managing time cards , direct deposit , tax payments and reporting , deductions and all that goes along with payroll has been perfect. In the payroll world, that’s a big ask. The added benefit of being able to add employees and now adjust time cards on the app is a great addition .

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and we are so happy you love the app. 😍💪🙌

TigerRaiders ,

Glitchy, frustrating and disappointing

The part that is most disappointing is that this app has many of the functions I need and want in a payroll app. However, when you input data for team members, the app freezes. Additionally, I have a lot of part time hires (as an employer) and square sends my new hires an email to sign up. Every single one of my new hires reports some kind of problem signing up, from glitchy freezing and subpar processing of personal data. I’ve gotten to the point of telling all my new hires not to use the mobile app when submitting data for payroll and direct them to use the desktop version. However, when they use the desktop version they constantly encounter the “uh-oh, something went wrong.”

I don’t have time to hold each of my new hires’ hands and walk them through troubleshooting signing up. I need something that works consistently and across the board for my team.

I’ve been super disappointing and am now considering changing my payroll service (which is a nightmare in itself). Square better fix these issues pronto or you’re going to lose my business.

Developer Response ,

Hey there! So sorry for the frustrating experience. Our product team would like to explore what you are experiencing and see if they can fix this for you. If you get a chance, can you please reach out to our Payroll Support Team so they can look into this and makes this more user friendly. Squ.re/contact

Caisss ,

I want to love it but I don’t

The idea of an app is to make life easier. At the touch of a button you have what you need. Except this app is just a headache. When my employees login at 11, my app says they clocked in at 8. They clock out and the app doesn’t clock them out until hours later. I have contacted support and was simply told we must be in different time zones when we are standing side by side and all devices are on the same time and internet connection. Then you can’t see time cards until the previous week pays out, so when they tell me their timecard is messed up (which they can’t fix themselves) I have to wait until the end of the week to fix it because I can’t access it before then. When I finally see the time cards and they’re completely wrong because of the time difference, it’s a disaster. This app is painful to use and I am not at all happy with the experience of having payroll employees.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear about your bad experience. We'd like to look into these issues further to see if there's some troubleshooting we can provide. Please contact our direct Payroll team at: squ.re.contact when you get a chance.

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