Payroll Software for Small Business | Patriot Software

Easy and AffordablePayroll Software

Run quick, seamless payroll—and save money along the way—with Patriot's Basic Payroll Software.

Basic Payroll $17/mo+ $4 per employee/contractor

  • Accurate tax calculations guaranteed
  • Free 2-day direct deposit, for qualifying customers, or print checks
  • Customizable payroll
  • Unlimited payrolls for your employees
  • Pay W-2 employees or 1099 contractors

... and more!

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Flexible & customizable payroll

Create customizable deductions and contributions for your 401(k), health insurance, garnishments, and more.

Printable W-2s

Print W-2s at the end of the year. Use plain 8.5 x 11 office paper or W-2 forms. The choice is yours!

Free employee portal

Give your employees secure access to their paystubs, pay history, and payroll information.

Time-off accruals

Have a PTO policy you want to automate? Set up time-off accrual rules that will automatically calculate time-off hours with each payroll.

Multiple pay rates

Add up to five pay rates for each hourly employee. You can differentiate pay rates for employees by adding a description to each rate.

Net to Gross Payroll tool

Goodbye, random bonus amounts after taxes. Use this tool to enter the amount you want employees to take home, and we'll gross it up for taxes.

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"Running payroll and reports could not have been easier"

"I researched dozens of payroll services, including someone here locally in town who came highly recommended, and I still for some reason kept going back to Patriot...I think I did a trial, and it was very intuitive, very easy, and felt like someone was hand-holding me through the process. It asked all the questions as I went along, then provided the options and walked me through the whole process. From there, running payroll and reports could not have been easier. We have everyone on direct deposit, so I don’t have to write out checks."

Missy Biagiotti,Lavender Fields at Pumpkin Blossom Farm

Accurate Payroll Reports at Your Fingertips

Easily access, download, and print a variety of payroll reports for year-to-date payroll details, payroll runs, and more with a few clicks on your keyboard. And here's even more good news: You can save and share your reports using PDF or CSV files (yay!). Talk about a win-win.

“We are a small business with very basic needs where payroll is concerned, so we decided to try Patriot Software. The program provides all the reports we need and the conversion and customer support were amazing.”

Rose M. (Courtesy of Capterra)

Payroll Register

Individual Paycheck History

Payroll Details

Check/Deposit Payment Detail

Manage Time Off

W-2 Summary Report

Assigned Deductions

Deduction History

Assigned Contributions

Contribution History

Payroll Tax Liabilities

Employee Census

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Tax Filings Made Easy

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You Got Questions? We Got Answers!

We’ve answered the most common questions so you can start using our affordable, accurate, and reliable payroll software like a pro.

The software is designed for small or medium-sized businesses with 100 or fewer employees.

Since our payroll software is online, you only need access to a web browser and the Internet. There’s no software to download.

No–our software is only available to companies with employees working in the USA. It’s our passion to help American businesses by providing streamlined, easy, and affordable payroll management solutions.

On the months you don’t run payroll, you will only be charged the base price for the payroll.

Yes. You may begin using the payroll application at any time during the year. You will want to make sure you enter in all of your employee payroll history in the software so end of the year W-2s are accurate. (We can help! We offer free payroll setup to help you get your account setup and can enter all payroll history on your behalf.)

Patriot will e-File 1099s for Full Service Payroll customers who are paying contractors through payroll at no additional cost for 2020 1099s and later years.  If you have Accounting Premium, Accounting Basic, or Basic Payroll, here are the filing fees:

Number of 1099sFee
1 to 5$20.00
6 to 35Additional $2.00 per 1099
36+No additional charge
Annual e-Filing Fees

For more information, check out our help article, Electronically Filing Your 1099s.

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