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Payroll Software that's Easy & Affordable

Run quick, seamless payroll—and save money along the way—with Patriot's Basic Payroll Software.

Payroll Software | Easy Online Payroll Software Solution

August 24, 2017

Mike Kappel

A Simple Payroll Software, Designed to Save You Time and Money

100% Online

Our Basic Payroll is 100% online, so you'll never have to run updates or maintenance for your payroll.

Easy 3-Step Process

Run unlimited payrolls (online, anytime) with Patriot's simplified three-step process.

Guaranteed Accuracy

Our software is tested, audited, and bonded, guaranteeing the accuracy of your payroll and tax filings.

Guaranteed Security

Your data will be protected by our servers, redundant firewalls, and encryption techniques used by banks.

Free Expert Support

Our highly rated USA-based support team provides ongoing routine support for free.

Free Direct Deposit

Streamline your payroll with our free direct deposit, or use printed or handwritten checks, or cash.

Free Payroll Setup

Don't have time to switch payroll providers? No worries! We'll set up your entire account for free!

Free 30-Day Trial

See how easy we can make your payroll with a no-obligation, 30-day free trial of our payroll software.

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Your payroll software doesn't have to be a big expense.

Thanks to our own laborious startup 30 years ago, we understand the challenge small business owners face on a daily basis. That's why we've made our payroll software so affordable.

  • Pay-as-you-go monthly pricing.
  • No long-term contracts - cancel anytime.
  • No hidden fees or surprises.

Our Basic Payroll will automatically provide you with your payroll tax data, so you or your accountant can file your payroll taxes. If you want us to handle your payroll taxes, check out our Full Service Payroll.

See the difference between our Basic Payroll and Full Service Payroll options.

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Payroll Software Add-Ons That Will Make Your Life Easier

It’s your choice. Select our Basic Payroll Software or opt for our Full Service Payroll.
Patriot Software also offers these payroll add-ons:

Thousands of companies across the country trust Patriot with their payroll.

"The payroll software is exactly what I was looking for. This is great! "

Michael Micucci
Micucci Solutions Group, LLC - Stafford, VA

"I love the software. It made my life so much easier. Everything about it is so easy."

John BamBan
Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness - D`Iberville, MS

"I love the software. This saves us so much time. I have been refusing to do payroll for years, then I found your software. Thank you"

Nashua, NH

"I like the Payroll software a lot! It is very easy to use and straight forward. You all have the perfect product!"

Leslie Apps
Spring Air Cafe - Raymond, IL

"I am very pleased. I learn a few new things each payroll."

Mick Fox
Crystal Palace Inc - Tombstone, AZ

Patriot's Basic Payroll
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What about payroll taxes? Who does that?

With our Basic Payroll option, you can take care of your own payroll tax deposits and filings. Or you can opt for our Full Service Payroll, in which we handle all federal, state and local payroll taxes on your behalf. This service starts at $25 a month.

I’m not a payroll expert! Will I be able to do this?

Our Basic Payroll Software is designed for small business owners, not payroll experts. We’ve designed the screens to be straightforward and user-friendly, guiding you through each step of the payroll process.

Do we have to commit to a long-term contract?

No. With Patriot Software, you may cancel at any time.

Can I really do payroll from anywhere, anytime?

Yes, you can run payroll 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection! Our online payroll software makes it easy.

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Payroll Register

The Payroll Register report shows all pay detail for each employee receiving a payroll check.

Check/Deposit Payment Detail Report

This report shows a list of all payments made to employees, whether live check or direct deposit, by pay date.

W-2 Preview

The Employee W-2 Summary report in the payroll software shows a preview of what will be printed on the employee Form W-2.

Contribution History Report

The Contribution History report shows employer contributions within a specific pay date range.

Paycheck History Report

The Paycheck History report in the payroll software shows paycheck details for an individual employee.

To-Date Entries Report

The To-Date Entries report shows all payroll activity for employees, including historical entries and paychecks processed in Patriot's Basic Payroll.

Deduction History Report

The Deduction History report shows employee payroll deductions that have been deducted within a specific pay date range.

Assigned Deductions Report

The Assigned Deductions report shows all employee payroll deductions scheduled to happen in future payrolls in Patriot's Basic Payroll.

More About Our Basic Payroll Software

Our secure payroll software includes free payroll set-up for up to 100 employees. Companies can run an unlimited number of payrolls; we maintain tax tables for you. In addition to guaranteed accuracy, we offer free, U.S.-based support for a comprehensive payroll software solution.

With our Basic Payroll Software, you can also:

  • Pay employees with direct deposit, printed or handwritten paychecks, online bill pay, or cash.
  • Print W-2s and other year-end reports
  • Track reported tips

Unlike other online payroll software companies, you’ll have no long-term contracts with Patriot. Simply pay for your payroll software month-to-month. We know you’ll find that our payroll software meets all your small business needs.

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