Patriot Payroll Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software helps you keep your time and money!

4.81/5 (1,630 reviews)

Patriot Payroll overview

What is Patriot Payroll?

With Patriot Software's secure online payroll system, you can pay employees easily. Run payroll using a simple 3-step process. Step one: enter employee hours and our software will calculate your payroll in seconds. Step two: Approve your payroll. Step three: print checks or use our free direct deposit. With our Full-Service Payroll option, your federal, state, and local payroll taxes are all collected, remitted and filed on your behalf. We offer guarantee our tax filings to be on-time!
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Pricing

Starting from
$10/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Patriot Payroll user reviews

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Mike Folcik

Saves so much time, and I always recommend it!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

I've saved so much money and time with Patriot, thank you for this product!

Pros
I was paying over $300/mo for a full service payroll for myself + 3 employees to a CPA. I now pay under $40/month for full service payroll with Patriot, and their software is a joy to use. Running a quick payroll, and handling bonuses, benefits, and deductions is so straight forward. The setup and support team is easy to access, quick to answer, and in the US!

Cons
Just because I like to have all of the information, as a feature suggestion, it would be nice to have a tax portal to see my balances and standing all of the state/federal tax accounts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Darrell Wagner

The Perfect Payroll Solution for Us

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

This is a product that I cannot say enough about. and In the very few cases where I have needed assistance they have product support like I've never seen before. Patient, smart humans will take all the time I need to help me with any issue, without exception.

Pros
It is super easy to use from setting it up. Once set up it is quick complete and a truly perfect solution for a smaller business.

Cons
Not really a con, but sometimes I have to look around to find what I need, but it's all there and easy to use even for a non accountant.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Dectis

Get a real company to do your payroll

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-05-03
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It is very inexpensive and takes on clients that have very few employees. Customer service reps are EXTREMELY HELPFUL, polite, and very knowledgeable of the program abilities and shortfalls.

Cons
You can cancel ANYTIME, but then you have to send all the State/Government taxes collect to their respective agencies with the appropriate paperwork. Patriot sends all the taxes back to you to deal with. Some taxes are due annually, due the end of January, so if you want Patriot to file it, you have to keep the subscription until that date. Nickel and diming. If you want them to track sick days, accumulated vacation days etc, it is included. If you want your employees to be able to track it through the online portal, that will cost you additional per month. Check out the list of add-ons to determine what is important to you. They offer QuickBooks import of data, but I have yet to see how anything matches anything on the bank statement. Like taxes are deducted from payroll, they show in a different month than the payroll, and the payroll imports as the gross amount which is not the amount sent to the employee by NatPay. If you use a dummy account in your accounting software (QuickBooks) to run all the payroll functions through, this will not bother you and your accountant will made the journal entry additional adjustments. I could not get my first payroll to reconcile, and it was determined that Patriot made an error and did not collect $ 3.60 in taxes somewhere. I am going with when the taxes were going to be sent to the agency, the error would have been found and corrected (depending on the tax agency, some are sent monthly, some quarterly, some annually.) The next payrolls were done correctly. NatPay is a 3rd party vendor that facilitates the employee direct deposit. If you enter a payroll incorrectly and want to cancel, even seconds later, Patriot says it is canceled, but you have to CALL NATPAY otherwise it goes through. Be sure to not miss the pop-up warning. I was advised they are working on a better solution to make sure it is clear what to do in order to cancel a mistake payroll that was submitted. The site is not all that easy to navigate. There are report and default options that may not be easy to locate how to set. Strongly suggest that you contact customer services and they will walk you quickly through the process. I have worked with 4 different Payroll service companies over the last couple of years. They are not all the same, they each have strengths and weaknesses and wide range of costs. From what I can tell, they all do the payroll functions of collecting and distributing employee payments and taxes correctly. The big difference, besides costs, is what they include in the base price, and if/how they enter this information into your accounting system like QuickBooks. With any payroll service, you always have the option to enter it manually into your system from the paystubs which ensure it is entered how you want it.

Response from Michele


I'd like to take the opportunity to clarify some of your misgivings about Patriot:
1. You are correct, you can cancel anytime. If you do cancel, we do give you any money back we have collected so that you can make your filings yourself. If you want Patriot to file, for you, (we'd be happy to), you just need to cancel after the filings have been made.

2. You do not get charged to keep track of sick days or vacation days. There is a free feature in the software called "Manage Time Off".

3. Next pay periods DO automatically populate. This was a feature we added last year.

4. All payroll reports are under the Payroll tab under "Reports". We have an excellent "Payroll Details Report" where you can adjust dates and select specific employees and/or taxes to view. These can be grouped in a variety of ways: check, employee, paydate, totals

5. Once you run a payroll, a file is instantly sent to Natpay. If you void the payroll, you are correct, you will want to call Natpay and make sure the file has been canceled. Because this is a third party vendor who handles direct deposit, we can't control how their system works after the file is sent, unfortunately. We do give warning in the system to remind you. (We want to be sure your employees are only paid once.)

6. Our QB export only sends by pay date, not pay period.

7. We appreciate that we can make our navigation easier, and our UX team is on it!

I'm having a customer support rep reach out to you to help you with these things. We are here for you, Chris. We want you to be among the thousands of satisfied customers Patriot serves every day!

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Lisa Ray

A Great Deal For The Money

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

Having the option of direct deposti for our workers has been a great time & money saver. No more waisting money on paper checks. It was easy to set up and even easier to process.

Pros
Patriot Payroll has many great benefits including direct deposit, not only for employees but also for contract workers. The Cost of the software is not even a comparison to the rest of the companies out there. Patriot Payroll is extremely affordable, no hidden cost, excellent customer service, and will even track your 1099 workers pay for the IRS and so much more... I would recommend Patriot to every business owner I know

Cons
The only con to this software is not being able to split direct deposits for contractors. However, I was told they are working on that feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Becky McKee

Quick set-up, easy to use, great customer svc

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-18
Review Source: Capterra

I'm very happy with Patriot Payroll. They take care of all payroll filings, and they have great customer service.

Pros
I love how easy it was to set up Patriot for our small business. I needed help with some things and I got prompt and excellent customer service -- even during COVID-19 madness! We are only using the payroll feature, but may explore the other accounting services soon.

Cons
We didn't set up the Quick-Books connection, so I have to manually enter the paychecks into QB each week. The instructions on how to do that with journal entry was informative and made that process easy, too.

Response from Patriot Software


Thanks for the fantastic review Becky. Please give our online Quickbooks integration try. It is even easier than you think. ;)

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Patriot Payroll pricing

Starting from
$10/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Base price $10 a month +$4 per employee for Basic Payroll, Full Service base price $30/month + $4 per employee. No end of the year fees or surprise charges.

Patriot Payroll features

Accounting Integration

API (296 other apps)
Accounting Management (200 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (252 other apps)
Audit Trail (150 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (178 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (202 other apps)
Compliance Management (208 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (177 other apps)
Data Import/Export (199 other apps)
Electronic Payments (185 other apps)
Expense Tracking (171 other apps)
Financial Analysis (145 other apps)
Invoice Management (248 other apps)
Invoice Processing (162 other apps)
Multi-Currency (177 other apps)
Real Time Data (157 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (289 other apps)
Third Party Integration (234 other apps)
Workflow Management (168 other apps)

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Additional information for Patriot Payroll

Key features of Patriot Payroll

  • Online payroll Anytime, Anywhere
  • Free Employee Portal
  • Free setup
  • Free Support
  • Check/Deposit Payment Detail
  • Free Trial - No Obligation
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free direct deposit
  • Optional Service for Payroll Tax Filings
  • Paycheck History
  • W-2s/W-3s
  • Works on any OS
  • Payroll Tax Calculations
  • Printable W-2s
  • Optional Time and Attendance Add-on
  • Optional HR Add-on
  • Vacation Tracking
  • Secure SSL encryption
  • Free Employee Portal
  • Seamless integration with optional HR add-on
  • QB desktop export
  • Same encryption banks use
  • with Optional time and attendance software
  • Optional 1099 software
  • Create money codes for employee reimburements
  • with optional Time and Attendance Software
  • Manage employee time off
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Benefits

We are made and supported in America. We offer free setup and support for American small businesses. There are no long term contracts, and you can cancel at any time, for any reason. Our software is mobile friendly so there is no app needed to run payroll on your phone or tablet!