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At Paychex, we work to simplify our customers’ complex business challenges through our all-in-one innovative technology, compliance experts, and HR support. With Paychex Flex®, you can manage your business and employees when and how you want – from desktop or mobile app.

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  • Paychex Flex® Essentials

    For Under 10 Employees

    Quickly sign up and get started with a fully online, custom payroll solution.

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    $39 per month + $5 per employee
  • Paychex Flex® Select

    Full-Service Payroll

    Submit payroll the way you want with guidance from your dedicated payroll specialist.

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    Custom based on your needs.
  • Paychex Flex® Pro

    Payroll + HR

    Connect full-service payroll & taxes with HR services.

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    Custom based on your needs.

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Payroll Services
Direct Deposit & On-Site Check Printing

Electronically transfers wages into the employee's bank account or print checks yourself.

Five-Star Mobile App

Download the Paychex Flex mobile app to access Paychex information – and even submit payroll – on-the-go.

New-Hire Reporting

Meet state reporting requirements for new and rehired employees and independent contractors.

Payroll Tax Administration*

Rest easy knowing your federal, state, and identified local payroll taxes will be calculated, paid, and filed on your behalf. *Additional fees may apply.

Employee Self-Service

Add new employees and invite them to register for a Paychex Flex account where they can complete activities on their own — saving you time.

HR Library and Business Forms

Receive important human resources documents for your employees and your business.

Standard Analytics and Reporting

Receive essential reports to help you more effectively run payroll.

General Ledger Report

Get access to common payroll reports such as a general ledger of all your financial transactions.

Labor Compliance Poster Kit

Receive up-to-date printed or electronic federal and state posters for display in your workplace.

W-2s and 1099s**

Get your required employee and independent contractor tax forms for tax season. **Available at additional cost.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance**

Select a plan from top-tier national carriers with help from licensed agents of Paychex Insurance Agency. **Available at additional cost.

Garnishment Payment Services

Automatically deduct and remit garnished wages to the appropriate agency.

Dedicated Payroll Specialist

Get assigned a highly-trained payroll specialist who serves as your single point of contact for all your payroll and tax needs.

Additional Employee Pay Options

In addition to direct deposit: paper checks, check signing, and check logo service.

Paychex Learning Management System

Make e-learning a priority at your business with online courses designed to ensure your employees stay educated, engaged, and focused while helping improve employee retention and reduce turnover.

Accounting Software Integration

Securely link payroll data to popular accounting software such as QuickBooks® Online, Sage Intacct®, and Xero.

State Unemployment Insurance Services

Get assistance with managing your unemployment insurance processes.

Paychex Flex Onboarding Essentials

Enable employees to complete their new-hire documentation, including direct deposit and tax forms, through a paperless, mobile-friendly experience.

Paychex Employee Screening Essentials

Perform background checks on candidates quickly and easily. A limited number of screens are included with your package.

Employee Handbook Builder

An online handbook builder tool that identifies policies based on where your employees work and your employee count. Customize your handbook with additional optional policies applicable to your business.

Optional Services at No Additional Charge

Electronically deposit payroll funds onto a prepaid paycard for easy access.

Financial Wellness Program

Help workers meet their financial goals with a variety of tools and education, including short-term loans.

Tax Credit Services

Get help finding and applying for tax credits for which your business may qualify to maximize your tax savings.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

An EAP can help your employees solve personal issues that may affect their productivity at work.

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Quick Online Sign-Up

Our streamlined, secure online sign-up process guides you step by step. Start payroll as soon as today — and save time and money. If you have any questions our expert support team is available 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 in as few as 48 hours after signing up. 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, please collect the following:

    Company information

    • Bank account details, including routing, checking account, and next check numbers
    • Payroll schedule, including pay period (for example, biweekly) and date employees are paid
    • Know who is legally allowed to sign company documents (in other words, your signatory)

    Employee information

    • Name, social security number, employee ID, address, contact phone and email, demographic, compensation, tax withholding information.

    Paychex Flex will fill in details along the way, including common pay items and taxes based on your company’s legal address. If employees work in other states, you can add that information too.

    Note: A physical 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, such as compliance needs and business requirements. Speak with a Paychex representative to help you choose a solution that best fits where your business is today, while keeping in mind your plans for the future.

  • My company is growing. How easy is it to adjust the solutions I need?

    My company is growing. How easy is it to adjust the solutions I need?

    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 solution 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 business insurance to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, and keep you up-to-date with changing laws and regulations.

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