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Payroll Services

  • Enter and run payroll online in as few as two clicks
  • Award-winning, 24/7 U.S. based customer support and flexible services
  • Calculate, file, and pay payroll taxes accurately and effortlessly
  • 200+ compliance experts monitoring ever-changing laws and regulations
  • Paychex pays at least 1 in 12 U.S. private sector employees

Paychex Flex®: Easy Online Payroll Services

Our online payroll services platform, automates payroll processing for companies like yours, while integrating your employee data with HR and benefits for easier management. With the free Paychex Flex mobile app you can access important payroll information at a glance - from upcoming check dates to amounts — and process payroll from anywhere, simplifying payroll administration.

Whether you want to do it yourself with our easy to use online payroll platform or work with one of our payroll specialists, we have a solution to meet your specific needs.

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Paychex Flex payroll overview video
Payroll Overview

Our Payroll Software Solution 

Paychex Flex Demo

  • Welcome to Paychex Flex®

    Welcome to Paychex Flex®

    View your current and future pay periods and complete your next payroll all within the Payroll Center.

  • Run Payroll on the Go

    Run Payroll on the Go

    Enter payroll in as few as two clicks from your desktop or mobile device.

  • Customize Earnings and Deductions

    Customize Earnings and Deductions

    Choose from three different pay entry options, including a grid view for quick data entry.

  • Analytics and Reports

    Analytics and Reports

    Depending on your package, customize reports to fit your needs at no additional cost. Our reports are designed to help you better run your business and remain active for years longer than many of our competitors can. Automatically create your payroll journal, cash requirements, job costing, tax deposit notices, and many other useful reports.

  • Resource Center

    Resource Center

    Use our Help Center to access current information, chat features, articles, and how-to guides for activities and tasks.

  • Employee Self-Service

    Employee Self-Service

    Use People View to add new employees and invite them to log in and complete activities on their own, such as updating their personal information and tax withholding.

Industry-Tailored Payroll Technology:

No matter what industry you’re in – Paychex payroll is here to help you simplify payday, automate tax filing, and stay compliant with changing regulations.

Explore Payroll Solutions for Your Business

Paychex Flex Essentials Demo Video

Paychex Flex® Essentials

Easily sign up, set up, and do payroll and tax filing online with chat and phone support available 24/7. For businesses with 1-19 employees.

Paychex Flex Select Demo Video

Paychex Flex® Select

Paychex Flex Select provides expert service to match your business needs to our solutions. Process payroll, file taxes online, and have access to online employee training and development with 24/7 support.

Paychex Flex Pro demo video

Paychex Flex® Pro

Full-service setup, payroll, and tax filing online, plus, valuable HR tools, and personal consultation to meet your business needs. Chat and phone support 24/7.

Maximize Your Time and Resources With Help From Paychex Payroll Services

Put Your Efforts Toward Core Business Strategies 

Nearly half of business owners spend one day a week or more on administrative HR issues2. Minimize hours spent on non-revenue-producing tasks such as payroll and put your time and energy back on business growth activities.

Be Better Prepared for This Year’s Challenges

If you’re looking to better prepare your business with the right payroll tools this year, you’re not alone. A recent study found that while 69% of business owners use in-house resources for HR administration, 61% said the most important task to outsource is payroll.2

Our Customers Have Spoken. We’re No. 1 for Payroll Solutions.

Survey responses from our customers landed Paychex in the top spot for both vendor satisfaction and user experience in the 2020-2021 Sapient Insights Annual HR Systems Survey – Voice of the Customer Report, Payroll Administration and Services Application. Sapient Insights Group is a global research and advisory firm that regularly evaluates solution providers like Paychex.

Paychex received the highest Vender Satisfaction and User Experience rating

Payroll Solutions for Businesses of Every Size

Paychex Payroll Services can save you and your business time so that you can focus on what matters most. Hear from our customers about why they choose Paychex to help ease the payroll burden.

Sub shop franchise owner Tommy Stuckey discusses how payroll challenges led him to choose a provider such as Paychex.
Sub Shop Franchisee Tommy Stuckey

"The daily time that I don’t spend on (payroll) … it really changes my daily routine. It allows me to make phone calls, answer emails, talk with general contractors and talk with my franchise (personnel). Having the ability to do that streamlines both processes."

Tommy Stuckey
Sub Shop Franchise

Paychex Promise®

Get the ultimate peace of mind for your business. With Paychex Promise, we provide you with the flexibility to extend the collection of payroll funds from your bank account up to seven days without interruption of services or extra bank charges or fees.4

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Recognized by Industry Experts for Our Innovation, Ethics, and Performance

World's Most Ethical Companies Award
World's Most Ethical Companies
FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies Award
World's Most Admired Companies
FORTUNE World's Most Innovative Companies Award
America’s Most Innovative Companies
NelsonHall NEAT Leader 2023 for Payroll Services
Leader in Digital Payroll Services
Best Small Business-focused solution from HR Tech
Best SMB-focused HR Tech Solution
Customer Satisfaction - IDC SaaS Award
Leader in Customer Satisfaction

Not Sure What Works Best for Your Business?

We can help you discover what you may need and how to get there. Find solutions in just a few minutes that can work for your business.

Manage and Support Your Team Beyond Payroll

Paychex Flex is an all-in-one payroll, HR, and benefits platform that integrates each aspect of your business to make them easier to manage.

Paychex Payroll Services Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I Do Payroll Online?

    Can I Do Payroll Online?

    It’s possible to complete many payroll functions online, and many payroll companies offer online services for essential payroll items such as completing new-hire paperwork (Form W-4, I-9, etc.) and reporting, filing and making payroll tax payments, tracking employee time off and benefits, and much more. Look for online payroll services such as Paychex Flex to help simplify and streamline your payroll process.

  • Can I Do Payroll Myself?

    Can I Do Payroll Myself?

    While it’s ultimately your decision as to whether you do payroll on your own, keep in mind that taking on this responsibility requires that you become familiar with the terminology, options, and basics of running payroll, as well as payroll tax laws to avoid making mistakes. That’s why working with a third-party payroll company can help save you time, money, and resources on essential payroll tasks. Experts in payroll can also mitigate the chance of making costly payroll errors, and keep you up-to-date on applicable payroll and tax laws and regulations.

  • What Information Do I Need for Payroll?

    What Information Do I Need for Payroll?

    There are many important pieces of information required to complete payroll. In addition to pertinent business information (e.g., federal employer identification number, state ID number, workers’ compensation coverage), you will also need to gather specific pieces of employee information before getting payroll started, including worker classification, new-hire documents, and employee payment methods. Learn more about everything you need to run payroll.

  • How Do I Set Up Payroll for My Employees?

    How Do I Set Up Payroll for My Employees?

    Setting up payroll for your employees requires many steps (and is dependent on federal and state requirements that apply to your business), including:

    • Having employees complete Form W-4 and other new-hire documents
    • Applying for your federal employer identification number
    • Selecting your payroll schedule
    • Correctly calculating and withholding taxes from employee paychecks
    • Filing and submitting quarterly and annual employer payroll taxes
  • Why Should I Use Paychex Payroll Services?

    Why Should I Use Paychex Payroll Services?

    Whether you’re looking to outsource payroll for the first time, or are looking to switch payroll providers, it’s important to know that not all providers offer the same services. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of some of the most popular payroll companies among small businesses, including the services and features they offer.

  • Is It Difficult To Switch to Paychex From My Current Payroll Provider?

    Is It Difficult To Switch to Paychex From My Current Payroll Provider?

    Switching to Paychex is simple. We can have you up and running quickly and easily. We work with you to collect the necessary paperwork and balance your year-to-date payroll data, and often we’re even able to help pull your data directly from your previous payroll company’s system.

  • What Do I Need To Sign Up for Paychex Payroll Services?

    What Do I Need To Sign Up for Paychex Payroll Services?

    To begin the process, just submit your name, email address, and phone number. To speed up the enrollment process be sure to be ready to provide the following:

    • Company and employee information, including Federal Tax ID Number; employees’ personal, payment, and tax information; your company’s tax information; and your bank account details
    • Year-to-date payroll information
    • Signed tax documents and agreement, including federal and state* tax documents and service agreements

    Once your enrollment application has been reviewed by our Customer Support team, you can start running your first payroll.

    *A wet signature may be required on your state tax documents. We’ll let you know.

  • Can I Customize a Paychex Payroll Package?

    Can I Customize a Paychex Payroll Package?

    A Paychex representative can help you determine a solution that best fits your business and budget needs.

  • How Do I Know Which Package To Choose?

    How Do I Know Which Package To Choose?

    The payroll and HR services your business needs depends on many factors, based on your compliance and hiring needs and requirements. Speak with a Paychex representative to help you choose a payroll solution that best fits where your business is today, while keeping in mind your plans for the future.

  • What Is the Benefit of Working With a Dedicated Payroll Specialist?

    What Is the Benefit of Working With a Dedicated Payroll Specialist?

    By working with a dedicated payroll specialist who knows your unique situation and business needs, you can ask questions or even call-in your payroll to someone who can help you uncover business opportunities and issues you may have otherwise missed.

  • My Company Is Growing. How Easy Is It To Adjust My Package or Add Solutions?

    My Company Is Growing. How Easy Is It To Adjust My Package or Add Solutions?

    Whether you have five employees, or 5,000 employees, each of our payroll packages and solutions are built to grow with you. Your Paychex representative can help you easily add services as they become necessary, as well as recommend solutions that may better fit the changing needs of your business. 

  • Can Paychex Help With More Than Just Payroll?

    Can Paychex Help With More Than Just Payroll?

    Beyond payroll, we allow you to get more from your people, money, and productivity by helping you solve your human resources challenges, create and manage your benefits program, find insurance to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, and help keep you up-to-date with changing laws and regulations. In addition, our dedicated Paychex HR professionals can work with you to make you aware of any potential HR issues and provide you with guidance on how to solve them based on their extensive knowledge and experience. Need help finding a solution? Use our solution finder to explore your options.

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