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Payroll Services for Small Businesses

Our Paychex Flex® technology and 24/7 service platform makes it simple to run payroll online; automatically calculates, pays, and files your federal, state, and most local payroll taxes; and allows your employees to initiate a wide range of self-service actions, all which gives you more time to focus on what matters most — growing your business.

Recommended for businesses with 1-49 employees, looking for an easy solution for payroll processing.

What You Get with Paychex Payroll Services for Small Businesses

  • Flexible payroll processing online from desktop and mobile, or you can call your payroll specialist
  • Ability to pay different types of workers – salaried, hourly, contract
  • Automatic payroll tax administration
  • Payroll dashboard with configurable views
  • New-hire reporting to government agencies
  • Online employee self-service
  • Direct deposit, paycards, paper checks, online tip sharing, and on-demand access to earned wages
  • Free mobile app for you and your employees
  • HR analytics and events calendar
  • Labor compliance poster kit
  • Garnishment payments
  • Robust reporting and analytics for insights into your payroll and HR data
  • 24/7 customer service and technical support
Our Platform

How Paychex Flex® Works

  • Run Payroll Quickly and Easily

    Run Payroll Quickly and Easily

    If nothing has changed since your last payroll, you can enter payroll in as few as two clicks online from your desktop or mobile phone.

  • Access Critical Reports

    Access Critical Reports

    Automatically create cash requirements, job costing, tax deposit notices. View W-2s and leverage other real-time features.

  • Resource Center

    Resource Center

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

  • View Employee Information

    View Employee Information

    Access the most up-to-date information about employees, quickly view their contact information, view their performance evaluations and keep track of in-app conversations you've had.

Compare Our Small Business Payroll Options

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Small businesses can set up an account and run payroll online – all within 24 hours.

  • Payroll taxes
  • Direct deposit
  • Online paystubs
  • Compliance posters
  • HR forms
  • U.S.-based customer service

Paychex Flex® Select

Get payroll and HR support for businesses of every size.

  • Submit payroll online or over the phone
  • Flexible pay options
  • Payroll tax and labor compliance support
  • Online learning management system

Join Our 680,000 Customers and Get Help Managing HR, Payroll, and Benefits

*Largest 401(k) recordkeeper by number of plans, PLANSPONSOR magazine, 2020 

**Optional Workers’ Compensation Payment Service for Paychex payroll clients.  

***The State of Cybersecurity Workforce and Higher Education, Champlain College, 2018. 

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