Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software helps you keep your time and money!

About 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!

Pricing starting from:

USD 10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software offers free setup and support. 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! Oh, and did we mention that we are 100% developed and supported in the USA?

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Patriot Payroll: 23

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Accounting Integration
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(2,727)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Phil L. Phil L.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most pleased... intuitive and easy to use

Reviewed on 11/01/2021

Exceptional. Easy to use. Quick response on questions.

Exceptional. Easy to use. Quick response on questions.

Pros

Intuitive, flexible, suits all my needs, takes care of the IRS, W2s, 1099... I love it.. Would cost me four times as much to even think about having a bookkeeper do this for me.. Excellent for small non-profit and for entrepreneurs.

Cons

Not really any. Took a little time to set up, but that is expected.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Paycom

Reasons for Choosing Patriot Payroll

Churchtrac dropped payroll support and recommended Patriot. Patriot has many more supporting features.

Switched From

ChurchTrac

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

Cost, ease of use, churchtrac recommendation
Karen H. Karen H.
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  • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Patriot is an amazing platform for small businesses

Reviewed on 14/01/2021

I have been a customer for over 4 years. I left for a brief time thinking I could find something...

I have been a customer for over 4 years. I left for a brief time thinking I could find something better but after only 5 months, I came back to Patriot. There short falls do not add up to their amazing customer service!

Pros

You can't beat the price point for the technology. it's a solid platform for a small business. They are constantly developing new features that enhance the experience. Their customer service is the best in the business, by far! I don't know how they do it but they hire the nicest most helpful people out there.

Cons

Their reports are somewhat limited and the ability to capture history for changes is non-existent.

Alternatives Considered

RUN Powered by ADP and Ascentis

Reasons for Choosing Patriot Payroll

I wanted more reporting capability and the ability to track history of changes (salary, titles etc...)

Reasons for Switching to Patriot Payroll

Patriot's price point is great and their customer service is amazing!
Holly C. Holly C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

So Glad We Switched!

Reviewed on 05/10/2021

Pros

This program is so easy to use for our small business. It is highly intuitive for searching for specific menus or reports.

Cons

So far, we have not had any negatives on this product.

Chris D. Chris D.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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Get a real company to do your payroll

Reviewed on 03/05/2017

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!

Jeff W. Jeff W.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great payroll option

Reviewed on 31/08/2021

Love it! It's how payroll use to be using intuit. Simple, easy and ad free.

Love it! It's how payroll use to be using intuit. Simple, easy and ad free.

Pros

Great support team, fast and easy to set up and run.

Cons

As an Administrator, you have to call them to have access for setting up a client. 2nd and 3rd access to finish up. Should always have full access to make adjustments.

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Patriot Payroll FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Patriot Payroll.

Patriot Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 10.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Patriot Payroll supports the following languages:

English

Patriot Payroll supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Patriot Payroll integrates with the following applications:

Plaid, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Time

Patriot Payroll offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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