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Entering payroll with Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex® Essentials

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

  • $39/mo. + $5 per employee
  • Five-star mobile app
  • Figures and files your payroll taxes
  • U.S. based support 24x7x365
Our Platform

How It Works

  • Run Payroll

    Run Payroll

    Enter payroll in as few as two clicks if nothing has changed since your last pay period.

  • 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

    Receive essential reports to help you more effectively run payroll. 

  • Employee Self-Service

    Employee Self-Service

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

What You Get

Payroll Services
Unlimited Payrolls

Pay employees as often as you like with no restrictions or additional fees.

Direct Deposit

Electronically deposit payroll funds into employees’ accounts

New-Hire Reporting

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

Mobile App

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 an 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.

Garnishment Payment Services

Automatically deduct and remit garnished wages to the appropriate agency.

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.

W-2s and 1099s**

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

Optional Services at No Additional Charge
Paycard

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

Financial Wellness Program

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

Employee Self Service

With the ability to initiate a wide-range of self-service actions, your employees can:

  • Complete their new-hire onboarding
  • Access and change their personal information including direct deposit
  • Fill out tax forms
  • View W-2s and payroll data
  • And much more
Using a mobile phone

One Platform for Your Business Needs

Our small business solutions are built to grow and change with your business. Run and manage your business from wherever you are with Paychex Flex, our all-in-one solution.

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There are obviously a lot of laws and a lot of regulations that we're not intimate with, so we definitely rely on Paychex because of the wide range of services that the company offers.

Jenna Miles
Co-Owner
The Revelry

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What information will I need to sign up for payroll?

    What information will I need to sign up for payroll?

    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.

  • How easy is it to switch plans if my situation or needs change?

    How easy is it to switch plans if my situation or needs change?

    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.

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