Payroll for Startups That's Affordable

Seamlessly run payroll—and save money during the process—with Patriot's Payroll Startup Software.

Payroll for Startups

August 24, 2017

Tony Mastri

Simple Payroll for Startups, Designed to Save You Time and Money

Completely Online

Our Startup Payroll is 100% online. You'll never need to install updates or do maintenance for your payroll software.

Easy 3-Step Process

Unlimited payroll runs (online, anytime) with Patriot's uncomplicated three-step process.

Accuracy is Guaranteed

Our software is tested, bonded, and audited, guaranteeing accurate payroll and tax filings for your startup.

Security is Guaranteed

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

Free Expert Support

Our remarkably rated US-based team of support professionals provides routine and ongoing support, free of charge.

Free Direct Deposit

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

Payroll Setup for Free

Don't have time to switch payroll services for startups? No worries! Patriot sets up your account for free!

30-Day Free Trial

See how easy Patriot makes your payroll startup with a no-obligation, 30-day free trial of our software for payroll.

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Your startup payroll software doesn't need to be a massive expense.

Thanks to our own arduous startup some 30 years ago, we deeply comprehend the extensive daily burdens small business owners face. That's why we've crafted our payroll software to be so affordable.

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

Our Basic Payroll for startups automatically generates your payroll tax data, so you or your accountant can file your payroll taxes. If you'd prefer Patriot to handle your payroll taxes, check out our payroll services for startups

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

Compare small business payroll packages!
With Patriot, you'll have one low monthly payment that's based on your number of employees.
  • 100% Online
  • Run unlimited payrolls, 24/7
  • Pay hourly & salary employees
  • Guaranteed accuracy & security
  • Flexible Pay Schedules
  • Printable W-2s

Run Payroll Online In 3 Easy Steps

Check out our easy 3 step process
See how simple it is to use Patriot's online payroll
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Startup Payroll Software Add-Ons That Will Reduce Stress Levels

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

Thousands of US companies trust Patriot with their startup payroll.

"I love you guys. I’ve used the ‘Big Guys’ and I really do prefer your software."

Anecia Sewer
Love City Car Ferries, Inc.

"Awesome! Really easy to use. The online chat is very useful. When I have questions, you guys answer back very quickly!"

Lee Burgess
Affordable Moonwalk Rentals, Inc.

"I am so glad I found you guys. You are wonderful people. The software is fantastic and easy to use. It is very inexpensive for all that it accomplishes. I recommend it!"

Stacey Mintz
Carolina Direct Inc.

"I think Patriot Software is great. The software does everything we need for our small company and at a reasonable price."

Mona Garcia
Makenzie’s Welders

"Patriot Software is very intuitive. It is easy and very simple to use. The pricing is very reasonable. The price is far less than other software providers. I would recommend using this software."

Ryan Vande Berg
Ryan Vande Berg, CPA

Patriot's Basic Payroll for Startups
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FAQs for Payroll Startup

What about payroll taxes? Who does those?

With our Basic Payroll, you can take care of your own payroll tax deposits and filings. Or you can upgrade to our Full Service Payroll, in which we file and remit all federal, state and local payroll taxes on your behalf.

I’m not an expert at payroll! Will I be able to do this alone?

Patriot's Basic Payroll Software is designed for small business owners, not payroll experts. We’ve created the interface to be user-friendly and straightforward, walking you through each step of the payroll process.

Do I need to commit to a long-term contract?

No. You may cancel at any time.

Am I really able to run payroll from anywhere, at anytime?

Yes, you can run payroll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anyplace with an Internet connection! Our online payroll software for startups makes it easy.

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Payroll Register

The Payroll Register report diplays all payment details for each employee receiving a payroll check.

Check/Deposit Payment Detail Report

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

W-2 Preview

The Employee W-2 Summary report in the payroll startup software previews what will be printed on the employee W-2.

Contribution History Report

The Contribution History report represents employer contributions within a specific range of pay dates.

Paycheck History Report

The Paycheck History report in our software presents paycheck details for any individual employee.

To-Date Entries Report

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

Deduction History Report

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

Assigned Deductions Report

The Assigned Deductions report illustrates all employee payroll deductions scheduled to be processed in future payroll runs in Patriot's Basic Payroll.

More About Our Basic Startup Payroll Software

Patriot's secure payroll software comes with free payroll set-up for up to 100 employees. Businesses can make an unlimited number of payroll runs; we maintain current tax tables for you. In addition to guaranteed accuracy, we offer free, U.S.-based support for a comprehensive payroll solution.

With our Basic Payroll for Startups, you can also:

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

Unlike other online payroll companies, we require no long-term contracts with Patriot. Pay for your payroll software month-to-month. We are sure you’ll find that our payroll software meets all the needs of your small business.

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