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Payroll Deadlines for Semi-Weekly Tax Depositors

If you are a Full Service Payroll customer with a semi-weekly deposit frequency, you will need to process your payroll one business day in advance of the pay date by 8:00 PM Eastern time. If you process a payroll after 8:00 PM Eastern time, your pay date must be at least two days later. This is to ensure that Patriot can pay your taxes on time. If you are unsure about your tax deposit frequency see How Do I Know My Tax Deposit Frequency?

If you have direct deposit, your payroll deadlines may be different. See Direct Deposit Funding and Timing Options.

If you are a Basic Payroll customer, you can run your payrolls with no deadline, since you will be responsible for depositing your own taxes.

The IRS website lists the following federal semi-weekly deposit schedule: 

  • If your payday is on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday, taxes must be deposited by the following Wednesday.
  • If your payday is on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday, taxes must be deposited by the following Friday.

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