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Wave Payroll

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Payroll solution for small businesses

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USA pricing:
Tax service states (California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington): $35/base fee + $4 per employee/month
Self service states (All other 43 states): $20/base fee + $4 per employee/month

Canada pricing:
$20/base fee + $4 per employee/month

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I love that it is easy to use and figure out. Costumer service is helpful.
They missed some notes about things we need to file and it cost us money and time.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Terrible service at a great price

Reviewed 10 months ago

The system was challenging to learn but much better than Quickbooks. I paid 3 years of accounting support ($229 each) to figure out how straighten out my books because I didn't understand how to use their system. It was a technical issue.

Pros

The ease of setting up, having payroll calculated & making payments.

Cons

Customer service -- by far the worst part of WAVE. Email or chat is done by people who don't seem to know the answers. They refer to someone else & you have to wait for an email reply. Though they handle my payroll for $41/month (they raised the price), they wouldn't handle the COVID calculations or refund requests. After back & forth emails, they agreed to request handle it. I saw the COVID tax numbers change in the online records, but I don't know if they submitted a refund request. Despite several email inquiries, I can't get a response as to if they are applying for the refund or not. And you cannot talk to anyone.

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This is very DIY and was missing important things

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Price. Seemed like less $ than other services. We were using Wave for accounting and that software has more good things going. For someone with a DIY mentality around Taxes and regulatory alignment, I guess this could be ok.

Cons

They missed some notes about things we need to file and it cost us money and time.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The BEST, most simple accounting software

Reviewed 4 years ago

With wave accounting I am able to easily create invoices and bills. I am able to effortlessly pay contractors & employees with direct deposit.

Pros

Ease of use, customer service, price, features & design.

Cons

Some solutions require a work around that is not intuitive.

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Ideal for Small Business

Reviewed 7 years ago

We have been using Payroll by Wave for quite a few years now and are very happy with it. We are one of the top immigration law firms based in Pittsburgh, PA and our mission is to provide affordable experienced representation and personal case handling to cost-conscious clients and businesses. We have very caring and passionate employees that help us achieve our mission. Payroll by Wave is the...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great product

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love that it is easy to use and figure out. Costumer service is helpful. Very affordable. Perfect for my small business.

Pros

Easy to use. Spells out taxes. Simple. Affordable

Cons

Not much. Really good product. I love the payroll feature too much to have a con.

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Easy to use but feature rich bookkeeping and payroll for small business

Reviewed 7 years ago

Previously I had QuickBooks online. They were ok, but they cost me about five times the price, and their system has certain traditional accounting options that are way too much for me. Wave does great simple accounting at a really cheap price. I recommend it for any small business owner who needs something they can handle on their own without hiring their own accountant. The only reason I didn't...

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Good but could be better, still new

Reviewed 4 years ago
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They are a good value for the service, but they don't have full service payroll in many states yet and paying taxes on your own can be tough

Cons

They don't have full services payroll, and support is slow to respond. I imagine this will get better over time.

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I recommend cost-effective solutions for small businesses and non-profit organizations

Reviewed 7 years ago

Pros: Easy to use, extremely cost effective, direct deposit and Revenue Canada remittances, transmit payrolls in advance, cannot run off-cycle pay runs Cons: Cannot schedule off-cycle pay runs. For most business owners not being able to schedule off-cycle pay runs is an excellent safe guard to ensure (in Canada) that CPP and EI calculations are correct. As a professional I sometimes need to do to do this and have developed workarounds to ensure that Wave payroll still is my solution of choice. Overall it's an excellent product with great customer support.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use payroll system with no frills

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I love Wave and the Payroll system. Consider starting a free trial to look around the program.

Pros

I have used Wave accounting and recently added on the payroll system for my 2 employees. It was so easy to set up my account and even easier to submit time and get them paid through direct deposit. The employees like being able to log on and see their stubs. The fees are so affordable for a small business. Highly recommend!

Cons

Wave was just bought by QuickBooks and I am concerned about how the acquisition will affect this program.

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Simple, clean, and powerful

Reviewed 8 years ago

Payroll by Wave makes it easy to schedule payrolls; adjust deductions, salaries, bonuses, and so on; it handles automatic remittances; and it's affordable. It has an intuitive interface. I can fully recommend it after having evaluated it against its online competitors, having used it for 2 years, and having come from many years of struggles with ADP. The only thing I'm waiting on is multi-currency support on its payments add-on: https://support.waveapps.com/entries/22235625-Multi-currency-support-for-Payments-by-Stripe

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Great people, great service

Reviewed 7 years ago

I have been utilizing Wave's services for a while now. It started with invoicing only and I have since upgraded to Payroll by Wave. Their communication and services are both excellent, as well as their pricing. I recommend any small business owner to make use of their services. You speak to real people and they are very at tentative and knowledgeable. They even go out of their way to help find solutions to your questions they don'e "have to answer". Great experience.

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Good Value for Basic Payroll

Reviewed 7 years ago

PROS: A simple, user-friendly interface for small businesses that want to ensure they are abiding by payroll regulations. Works well when set up with direct deposit. Customer support is usually timely and quite helpful. CONS: Doesn't handle vacation accrual very well and does not include vacation payable in reports so manual calculation required. Somewhat inflexible regarding date changes.

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I am a CPA that provides bookkeeping and tax services to business persons using the Wave software.

Reviewed 7 years ago

The payroll module in Wave is very easy to use once set up. It can process payroll, take funds from your account and direct deposit to the employee's account as well as make the payroll deduction remittances for you. The cost is very low and the module integrates into the accounting software thereby saving many steps. Anyone that requires payroll I recommend they use Wave.

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Best payroll product on the market!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Wave Accounting is definitely one of the best companies for accounting, and their payroll app has really come out on top! It's easy to use, easy to learn, and the user experience is optimal. The customer service is by far the best in the business. The pricing is so inexpensive that you cannot go wrong! I wholly recommend this product to any small business!

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