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Compare Paychex Payroll Packages

Easily manage your business and employees when and how you want — from desktop or mobile — and control payroll software solution costs with our all-in-one Paychex Flex® technology, compliance experts, and HR support.

Get the Right Solution for Your Business

Paychex Flex Essentials Demo

Paychex Flex® Essentials

  • Online payroll and tax filing

  • Easy sign up and setup

  • Chat and phone support, 24/7

  • For businesses with 1-19 employees

Paychex Flex Select Demo

Paychex Flex® Select

  • One-on-one guidance to match your needs to our solutions
  • Online payroll and tax filing
  • Online employee training and development
  • Chat and phone support, 24/7
Paychex Flex Pro Demo

Paychex Flex® Pro

  • Full-service setup, payroll, and tax filing
  • Do it easily online or with an expert payroll specialist
  • Valuable HR tools and a personal consultation
  • Chat and phone support, 24/7

Payroll Bundle Options That Fit the Needs of Any Size Business

Payroll Services
Direct Deposit & On-Site Check Printing

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

Mobile App for Employees and Employers

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

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.

Standard Analytics and Reporting

With Paychex Previewsm you can review your payroll reports and make changes as needed prior to you submitting payroll.

General Ledger Report

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

Garnishment Payment Services

Automatically deduct and remit garnished wages to the appropriate agency.

Additional Employee Pay Options

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

Tax Services
Taxpay® Payroll Tax Administration*

Rest easy knowing your federal, state, and identified local payroll taxes will be calculated, paid, and filed on your behalf with Paychex Taxpay. 

W-2s and 1099s**

Get your required employee and independent contractor tax forms for tax season. 

Regulatory Compliance
New-Hire Reporting

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

Labor Compliance Poster Kit

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

Workers’ Compensation Insurance**

Select a plan from top-tier national carriers with help from licensed agents of Paychex Insurance Agency.

State Unemployment Insurance Services

Get assistance with managing your unemployment insurance processes.

HR Services
HR Library and Business Forms

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

Paychex Learning Management System

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

Paychex Flex Onboarding

Add new employees and invite them to register for a Paychex Flex account where they can complete activities on their own, including new hire tasks for direct deposit, tax forms, and more — saving you time.

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 includes access to federal and state policies. 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 address personal issues that may affect their productivity at work.

Additional Services

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

Retirement Services

As the largest 401(k) recordkeeper, we have the experience to take care of your plan and as well as offer multiple retirement plan types and investment options to fit the needs of you and your employees for every industry and business type.

Employee Benefits

Help your business recruit and retain productive employees by offering health insurance, a retirement plan, and voluntary benefits from America’s number-one 401(k) recordkeeper and top 25 insurance agency.

Time Tracking

Automate time and attendance for more accurate time tracking and greater employee productivity through our mobile apps and integration with Paychex payroll.

Dedicated HR Professional

Your Paychex HR professional can conduct an assessment, make recommendations to help solve your specific HR issues, and keep you up-to-date with changing regulations.

Group Health Insurance

Attract and retain the best talent with access to a cost-effective, comprehensive employee benefits package, which can help you level the playing field with Fortune 500 companies, take time-consuming HR administrative responsibilities off your plate, and is supported with seamless employee benefits administration.

Employee Handbook

Build your handbook online in collaboration with a leading employment law firm. It can include your custom policies as well as regularly updated federal and state policies.

With Paychex Flex®, You'll Find Time to Focus on Strategy and Growth 

Kelly Ennis of The Verve Partnership had a team of advisors and colleagues to help as she moved into her role as owner, but she also realized she needed help with back-end administration. With Paychex Flex® she found the technology that made managing cash flow and payroll more efficient, which enabled her to focus on the creative side and building the business.

Kelly Ennis, right, works with a colleague on a project at The Verve Partnership
The Verve Partnership

“In working with Paychex, it has given me the freedom to work on the business knowing that our payroll is being taken care of and being managed day to day, and I don’t have to worry about it, which is beautiful.”

Kelly Ennis
Founder and Managing Principal
The Verve Partnership

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?

    If you are looking to switch payroll providers, Paychex makes it 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, 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.
    • Signed tax documents and agreement, including federal and stateᵼ 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.

  • What Is a Payroll Package?

    What Is a Payroll Package?

    A payroll package generally includes either an on-premise or cloud-based solution that manages, maintains, and issues payments to employees, along with providing help calculating, filing, and paying payroll taxes. Certain payroll bundles may also offer businesses assistance from a dedicated payroll specialist.

  • How Much Does It Cost To Outsource Payroll?

    How Much Does It Cost To Outsource Payroll?

    For payroll pricing, there are many options built specifically for small businesses. Paychex has payroll packages starting as low as $39 + $5 per employee per month. Contact us today and we can work to help you find a payroll solution that best fits your business and budget needs.

  • Can I Customize a Paychex Payroll Package?

    Can I Customize a Paychex Payroll Package?

    A Paychex representative can help you determine a payroll plan that best fits your business and budget needs. We can help you look at payroll service pricing, as well as a pricing structure that's right for your business and employees.

  • 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. Speak with a Paychex representative to help you conduct a comparison of payroll software options and choose a payroll bundle 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 bundles 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 a 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 help you to get more from your people, money, and productivity. We'll help you handle payroll taxes with Paychex Taxpay, solve your human resources challenges, create and manage your benefits program, find business insurance to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, and help keep you up-to-date with changing laws and regulations.

  • Which Payroll Company Is the Most Cost-Effective?

    Which Payroll Company Is the Most Cost-Effective?

    If you’re looking for a cost-effective payroll provider, Paychex offers leading payroll and tax filing services paired with industry-leading HR technology. When it comes to payroll costs and understanding which payroll system is best, consider a solution that can meet your needs now and grow with you as your business needs change. We can work to help you choose a payroll package that fits your current and future business needs. Learn more about how to switch payroll companies.

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