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Paychex Go®

Simple Online Payroll

  • Quickly sign up, set up, and accurately pay employees
  • Backed by 50 years of expertise, security, and service
  • Full-service payroll in just minutes, with unlimited runs
  • Payroll taxes are done for you
  • And more


+ $5 per employee

  • Get 1 Month Free
  • No Contracts
  • Sign Up Online

Run Your Payroll Online in Only Three Steps

  1. Enter your employees' hours or salary
  2. Preview the taxes being deducted
  3. Approve payroll and you're done!
A business owner running payroll with Paychex Go

Featured Services

Payroll Services
Direct Deposit
Unlimited payroll runs
Multiple pay rates & bonuses
Payroll taxes calculated
Live Help
HR Advisor
We'll file & deposit federal taxes
We'll file & deposit state taxes
We'll file & deposit local taxes
We'll submit year end tax filings
Employee portal
Online pay stubs and tax forms
Payday emails

Simple, Fast Online Payroll

  • 2-Day Payroll Processing — Faster than the industry average of 4 days — expedited processing available
  • Tax Filing & Payment — Federal and state payroll taxes are automatically calculated, paid and filed for you — includes multi-state and OH/PA locals
  • Quarterly & Year-End Reports* — Reports are filed and year-end forms (W-2, 1099) are provided
A view of the Paychex Go dashboard for running payroll

Payroll Your Way

Flexible options to help you perfect your payroll*

  • Auto payroll
  • Easily do your payroll on your computer or mobile devices
  • Accounting integration, including a direct sync with Zoho® Books 
  • Workers' compensation insurance, including pay-as-you-go options integrated with payroll
  • And more
A view of the Paychex Go tax screen

Set Up Employees to Be Paid via Direct Deposit and Receive Access to:

  • Employee portal
  • Online pay stubs and tax forms
  • Payday emails
A view of the Paychex Go payroll screen

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to sign up for Paychex Go?

    What do I need to sign up for Paychex Go?

    Submit your name, email address, and phone number to begin the process. For faster enrollment, you should also 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 details
    • 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.

  • How easy is it to switch from another payroll company?

    How easy is it to switch from another payroll company?

    We make it simple to switch payroll providers. Paychex Go can have you up and running within 24 hours. We’ll work with you to collect the necessary paperwork and balance your year-to-date payroll data. And to make the switch even faster, we provide specific instructions on which reports you should download based on your prior payroll method.

  • Can Paychex help with more than payroll?

    Can Paychex help with more than payroll?

    Beyond payroll, we allow you to get more from your people, money, and productivity by helping you create and manage your benefits program, solve your human resources challenges, find insurance to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, and keep you up-to-date with changing laws and regulations.

  • I'm in the process of hiring my employee(s), can I still set up my payroll account?

    I'm in the process of hiring my employee(s), can I still set up my payroll account?

    Whether you're in the process of hiring employees or don't have all of your employee information readily available, you can still set up your payroll account to be ready for when payday comes. Before running your first payroll you'll just need to add the employee(s) on your payroll account. It's easy to do from your account dashboard and we've got tutorials to help you along the way.

I have found that Paychex is an affordable, easy to use option for my small business. I love that it is so easy to run payroll.

Laura W.

About Paychex

Since 1971, we've given customers the benefits of our payroll experience, security, and support. Every day, we're building inspired solutions where talent and technology meet. Everything we say — and everything we do — delivers on that commitment. Because above all else, and more than any other company, Paychex makes it simple.

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Join the Over 680,000 Businesses That Choose Paychex

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

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World's Most Ethical Companies

Paychex was honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2021. Being an 13-year honoree underscores Paychex’s commitment to ethical business standards and practices, ensuring long-term value to key stakeholders including customers, investors, and employees.

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World's Most Admired Companies

Paychex was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, an honor that recognizes companies for their corporate reputation and outstanding financial performance.

Paychex was named a 2021 Stevie® Award silver winner for the Most Valuable COVID-19 Response by a Business Development Team.
Excellence in Sales & Customer Service

For the fifth consecutive year, Paychex has won a Stevie Award for Excellence in Sales & Customer Service. This year, a panel of judges selected Paychex the company’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a 2021 silver winner for the Most Valuable COVID-19 Response by a Business Development Team.

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Top HR Product

Paychex earned recognition as a “Top HR Product of the Year” by HR Executive magazine and the HR Technology Conference & Exposition for the remote workforce enablement solutions included in its cloud-based SaaS platform, Paychex Flex®.

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World's Most Innovative Companies

Paychex was named to Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The 100 companies included on the list are ranked by Innovation Premium: the premium the stock market gives a company because investors expect it to launch new offerings, utilize existing resources more efficiently, or enter new markets that will generate even bigger income streams.

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Best HR Outsourcing

Paychex Flex was named to Inc.'s Best HR Outsourcing for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses list in 2021, receiving recognition as the Best HR Outsourcing company for Small Businesses Overall.

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Best SMB-focused Solution

Paychex Flex received an HR Tech Award for Best Small and Medium Business (SMB)-focused Solution in the Core HR/Workforce category. The HR Tech Awards program, powered by Lighthouse Research & Advisory, is designed to give buyers a shortlist of vetted, capable providers specific to their needs.

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Excellence in Technology Award

Paychex was awarded a silver medal for Excellence in Technology by the Brandon Hall Group. 2020 marks the fourth consecutive year that Paychex Flex has been honored for “best advance in HR or workforce management technology for small and medium-sized businesses.”