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Payroll services for very small business
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:00:10 PM »
Hi, I'm a very small business (S corp with 1 employee -- myself). Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap payroll service? I'd been using Xero but they stopped offering payroll and are now partnered with Gusto. The cheapest services, including Gusto, all seem to be around ~$40/mo for just 1 employee. Is there any significantly cheaper solution besides DYI, which I'm not willing to do. Thank you!

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 04:06:35 PM »
Hi, I'm a very small business (S corp with 1 employee -- myself). Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap payroll service? I'd been using Xero but they stopped offering payroll and are now partnered with Gusto. The cheapest services, including Gusto, all seem to be around ~$40/mo for just 1 employee. Is there any significantly cheaper solution besides DYI, which I'm not willing to do. Thank you!
Did you ask your CPA?
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 04:10:20 PM »
Did you ask your CPA?

I don't have a "CPA" and do mostly everything myself. My brother is a CPA and he set me up on Xero a couple years ago, and he thinks all the payroll services are going to be about the same price as Gusto.

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 04:15:17 PM »
Hi, I'm a very small business (S corp with 1 employee -- myself). Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap payroll service? I'd been using Xero but they stopped offering payroll and are now partnered with Gusto. The cheapest services, including Gusto, all seem to be around ~$40/mo for just 1 employee. Is there any significantly cheaper solution besides DYI, which I'm not willing to do. Thank you!
Square payroll is $29 +$5 per employee per month, thatís $34, not significantly cheaper than $40 but comes with lots of perks

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:18:37 PM »
Square payroll is $29 +$5 per employee per month, thatís $34, not significantly cheaper than $40 but comes with lots of perks
Cool looks good.
Just a little too expensive...
We have 40-50 employees and we pay $49 base price and $2 per employee.

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 06:59:49 PM »
https://wagepoint.com/pricing.php?r=US

or

https://www.patriotsoftware.com/payroll/

Or look at other options here: https://www.fundera.com/blog/payroll-services-for-small-business

If you're OK doing your own payroll and just need software to do the calculations and forms for you, you might want to consider https://medlin.com/
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 11:07:10 AM »
https://wagepoint.com/pricing.php?r=US

or

https://www.patriotsoftware.com/payroll/

Or look at other options here: https://www.fundera.com/blog/payroll-services-for-small-business

If you're OK doing your own payroll and just need software to do the calculations and forms for you, you might want to consider https://medlin.com/

Thanks! No, I don't want to do anything myself. I want the site to make all the payments (Fed + CA), forms, etc. w/o me having to worry about it.

Wagepoint would be [$20+2 = $22]x2 = $44 (Am I right that the $20 plan is PER PAYROLL which I find rather sleazy and tricky, when other sites list it PER MONTH?). Patriot would be $30+4=$34 (the $10 plan doesn't do the taxes), it seems.



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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 11:13:52 AM »
Thanks! No, I don't want to do anything myself. I want the site to make all the payments (Fed + CA), forms, etc. w/o me having to worry about it.

Wagepoint would be $20+2 = $22 (Am I right that the $20 plan would do everything I need?). Patriot would be $30+4=$34 (the $10 plan doesn't do the taxes), it seems.
That seems correct. I don't have any personal experience, just information I found online.

Though I can't really figure how
Thanks! No, I don't want to do anything myself.

agrees with

I don't have a "CPA" and do mostly everything myself.

Medlin isn't hard to use IME.
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 11:24:17 AM »
That seems correct. I don't have any personal experience, just information I found online.

Actually I edited re Wagepoint and you might not have seen my edits.

"Wagepoint would be [$20+2 = $22]x2 = $44 (Am I right that the $20 plan is PER PAYROLL which I find rather sleazy and tricky, when other sites list it PER MONTH?). Patriot would be $30+4=$34 (the $10 plan doesn't do the taxes), it seems."

Am I reading that right with Wagepoint?

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 11:40:18 AM »
Actually I edited re Wagepoint and you might not have seen my edits.

"Wagepoint would be [$20+2 = $22]x2 = $44 (Am I right that the $20 plan is PER PAYROLL which I find rather sleazy and tricky, when other sites list it PER MONTH?). Patriot would be $30+4=$34 (the $10 plan doesn't do the taxes), it seems."

Am I reading that right with Wagepoint?

You seem to be correct about Wagepoint fees, but I personally don't find it sleazy or tricky. As a matter of fact, charging per payroll, rather than per month seems to make sense, as a monthly fee is totally arbitrary, versus a per payroll fee that makes sense.
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 11:42:45 AM »
If you use quickbooks, you might just want to add their payroll service.
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 11:45:32 AM »
How about this. You might even ask a DDFer to visit their HQ and check them out.
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 11:53:31 AM »
How about this. You might even ask a DDFer to visit their HQ and check them out.

That's wild, never heard of it, looks very interesting
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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 01:35:18 PM »
That's wild, never heard of it, looks very interesting
I use it. Under 25 employees its free.
There is a small charge for them to handle the withholdings.

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Re: Payroll services for very small business
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 06:15:37 PM »
How about this. You might even ask a DDFer to visit their HQ and check them out.
Wow. I've never heard of this. Is this seriously legit? Where did you see this?
I use it. Under 25 employees its free.
There is a small charge for them to handle the withholdings.
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