Best Online Payroll Services

Whether you're managing an established company, a small business with just a handful of employees, or a small partnership, having a good online payroll service can save you valuable time, energy, and money.

Manually running payroll is tedious. When you add up all the time you spend cutting checks, preparing and filing tax documents, and making manual withholding payments to the IRS and state treasuries, payroll ends up being quite a chore. Especially if you are a smaller business who doesn't have dedicated administration staff, time spent running payroll is time taken away from doing the things that actually make you money.

And this doesn't even take into account what happens if you do something wrong. To err is human, but that doesn't mean missing a deadline won't be expensive.

Fortunately, there are a number of quality online payroll services out there to choose from. Services where, once you have set up your accounts, make running payroll as easy as clicking a few buttons each month. Then, depending on your preferences, they can make payments via direct deposit, calculate withholding, electronically file tax returns, and make payments directly to the IRS and your state tax commission - all at a price that almost certainly is less than the value of the time you would have to spend to do everything on your own.

If you don't have a dedicated HR staff, and maybe if you do, signing up for an online payroll service is an obvious choice. To help you get started finding the right service for you, here we have provided the top ten online payroll services available today.

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1Big Fish Payroll

Big Fish offers flexible solutions that are accurate, secure and reliable.

Payroll Services include: Processing & Packaging, ACH/Direct Deposit, General Ledger, Employee Self Service, Pay Cards, Restaurant Payrolls, Tax Service and Time & Attendance.

Ancillary Services include: 401K Administration, Background Check & Screening, Employee Handbooks, HR Audit, HR Support, Unemployment Claims Management and Workers Compensation Insurance.

Big Fish takes the hassle out of payroll administration, and we work closely with each customer to make payday as simple as possible.

Come be a big fish with Big Fish Payroll Services!

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Great customer service! They help me run my business better.

I love that that alway answer the phone on the second ring! Before I was with Big Fish I would be on hold for 20 mins before someone could help me.

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2SurePayroll

Works like a charm, easy and lets me focus on more important areas of my business. I have 5 employees.

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3Paylocity Web Pay

Best decision we ever made going with Paylocity.

100% cloud base system. Very simple and easy to use. Robust payroll and a very powerful HRIS system. Prices were 15-20% less than ADP and Paychex.

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4ADP

Are you kidding? Customer service is laughable, at best. They provide no account representative to help you find the right resource. You are on your own trying to find competent help - somewhere on the globe. And if you find a good one - you can never speak with them again. You have to go through the main phone number, and explain all over to the next one. We're looking to get out, but it's a big job moving from one provider to the next (no matter what the salesperson says).

I voted for ADP on accident. They have very poor customer service. A comment below stated that if you got someone good, you wouldn't work with them again. That's correct. You do have to call in to the main customer service number and you get whoever answers the phone. We have an "Executive Relationship Manager" due to our spend with ADP. She isn't responsive either, unless you ask if you can speak with/work with someone else. She suddenly becomes available.

Been with 3 different payroll services and ADP is the only one that I have never had a problem with. Super easy interface and so quick to run payroll. Price is also half of what I was paying with other services.

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5MyPayrollHR

Anytime I have questions in regards to my account, I always speak with a representative who helps me with the situation. The website is very user friendly and I highly recommend this company.

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7ProPayroll

Cloud based workforce management features and ease of use are unmatched. Great customer support.

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8Paychex

Loved the easy navigation.

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9ONPAY

So far OnPay has been easy to use and everyone there seems extremely nice. Was with ADP run which is okay, just do not see how it is better than OnPay. I guess I miss the iPhone app I had with ADP sometimes, but I hardly ever used it and the guys at OnPay say they have one coming out soon. For me it came down to OnPay and zen and I went with OnPay because I felt more comfortable with the person on the phone. I would highly recommend trying one of the cheaper online companies like OnPay or zen before ADP or Paychex. You get about the same service and they are SO much cheaper.

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10Intuit Online Payroll

I was introduced to Intuit by my financial advisor who uses it to manage payroll for his office and so far it has been great. I'm only paying $40 a month which is more that worth it because of the time savings, but it has saved me even more in fees and penalties because, as it turns out, I sucked at withholdings. So long EFTPS. You won't be missed.

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The Contenders

11Payficiency.com

Payficiency is an online payroll service for businesses of all sizes. We pay and file all federal and state taxes. Simple payroll you can run in minutes.

Not scared to show pricing on there website.

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14TelePayroll

Family owned and operated since 1963, TelePayroll provides a range of business services for both small and large companies. We specialize in payroll, human resources, and employee benefits solutions that are scalable for businesses in Southern California and the rest of the country. Our mission involves building lasting relationships with our clients so we can support them in all stages of business growth.

There excellent service and attention to detail! You feel like you are family. I would recommend highly.

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15APS

APS is a national workforce management and cloud-based HR solution provider committed to delivering value through flexible cloud technology and individualized support. Our cloud-based HR solution provides online payroll services, core HR, time & attendance, self-service, and mobile in a single platform which can adapt to meet changing customer needs.

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16Payce Payroll

Payce is the largest payroll firm located in MD, and a leader in SaaS-based payroll and HR solutions. We focus on delivering customized solutions to allow even the most complex payrolls seem simple.

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18Gusto Payroll

Have been using it for a year now. Everything is automated and works great!

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