Square Payroll

Access affordable full-service payroll, built by Square. With this app it’s easy to pay W2 employees and 1099 contractors in just a few taps. Use the app to import timecards or enter your team’s hours

Developer Square, Inc.
Category Business
Filesize 17.39 MB
Lastest version 2.0.8
Update 9/2/2021
Price Free
Age 4+
4,944 reviews
View on Appstore



Access affordable full-service payroll, built by Square. With this app it’s easy to pay W2 employees and 1099 contractors in just a few taps. Use the app to import timecards or enter your team’s hours, then let our team of specialists take care of the rest—we pay your team, file your payroll taxes, and send your tax payments to federal and state tax agencies.
You can setup your account directly within the Square Payroll app in just minutes. Whether you’re paying your first employee or switching from another provider, we’re here to make payroll the easiest thing on your to do list.
With Square Payroll you can:
– Pay hourly and salaried workers. Your team gets paid via direct deposit, check, or deposit to the Cash App or Cash Cards. Subscription includes unlimited payruns each month.
– Never worry about tax compliance again. Square handles all your payroll tax filings and payments and provides quarterly and end of year reports like W2s and 1099s
– Save time by importing timecard hours and tips from the Square Point of Sale app or other leading timecard apps
– Track sick leave, paid time off and overtime
– Manage pre- and post-tax deductions
– Let team members set themselves up with online accounts
– Set up Automatic Payroll and let payroll run itself
– Access affordable benefits plans for you and your employees, including health insurance, 401(k) retirement plans, workers compensation and pre-tax spending
Square Payroll starts at just $34 per month. With fair and flexible pricing, you’ll only be charged for the employees you pay. There’s no monthly subscription if you’re just paying 1099 contractors – it’s just $5 per contractor you pay each month.
Available in all 50 states + DC. Learn more: squareup.com/payroll

This version includes updates required for compliance with iOS 14 user privacy and data use.


Overall Rating: Recommend App

Square Payroll is Great

Having come from a 30-year background in payroll management for a large company I was dreading the prospect of going through the process again for 11 part-time employees. No worries: since my square time card system and payroll are linked, payroll , from managing time cards , direct deposit , tax payments and reporting , deductions and all that goes along with payroll has been perfect. In the payroll world, that’s a big ask. The added benefit of being able to add employees and now adjust time cards on the app is a great addition .

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Glitchy, frustrating and disappointing

The part that is most disappointing is that this app has many of the functions I need and want in a payroll app. However, when you input data for team members, the app freezes. Additionally, I have a lot of part time hires (as an employer) and square sends my new hires an email to sign up. Every single one of my new hires reports some kind of problem signing up, from glitchy freezing and subpar processing of personal data. I’ve gotten to the point of telling all my new hires not to use the mobile app when submitting data for payroll and direct them to use the desktop version. However, when they use the desktop version they constantly encounter the “uh-oh, something went wrong.” I don’t have time to hold each of my new hires’ hands and walk them through troubleshooting signing up. I need something that works consistently and across the board for my team. I’ve been super disappointing and am now considering changing my payroll service (which is a nightmare in itself). Square better fix these issues pronto or you’re going to lose my business.

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I want to love it but I don’t

The idea of an app is to make life easier. At the touch of a button you have what you need. Except this app is just a headache. When my employees login at 11, my app says they clocked in at 8. They clock out and the app doesn’t clock them out until hours later. I have contacted support and was simply told we must be in different time zones when we are standing side by side and all devices are on the same time and internet connection. Then you can’t see time cards until the previous week pays out, so when they tell me their timecard is messed up (which they can’t fix themselves) I have to wait until the end of the week to fix it because I can’t access it before then. When I finally see the time cards and they’re completely wrong because of the time difference, it’s a disaster. This app is painful to use and I am not at all happy with the experience of having payroll employees.

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Libbys Massage1/7/2019
Love payroll app!!

I had started doing payroll on my phone, but at 1st I was using the website on non-mobile and couldn’t see everything. Then I just did payroll on the new payroll app and it was so easy. I love the payroll app. Square is totally mobile with all I need to do now. Thanks square for always being awesome and growing to fit the needs of my business! 8 years with square and I’ve never had to call for help. Everything square makes is just so easy to operate!

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It seems like there has been updates that have greatly improved the app. I can easily edit an employees hours if they made a mistake on their time card. Stop an automatic payroll, manually pay, pay off cycle, and edit any of the employees information directly from the phone.

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WOW Horrible APP I expected more from Square .

I signed up for this App to do simple Contractor payrol . and wow i have never seen a more confusing app than this . I mean come on Square i had faith in you before this . All i wanted to do was pay a contractor and it is asking me for “Hours “ and there is NO way to bypass that . Iam paying a truck driver and He “DOES NOT “ work hourly . No way to bypass that . My second problem was I am trying to CANCEL and when i got to payrol setting and scrol down as stated in ur support page THERE IS NO OPTION TO CANCEL. A big company as square can’t figure out a simple Payroll APP? ‍♂️… I had more faith in your company before this .

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Danial Jackson19/4/2019
Disappointing (Could be amazing, falls short in one key area)

I’m not one to give 1 star reviews. This app need some serious love from developers to make it usable. I can’t even press on the buttons. I have to offset pressing by like 1” and it’s slow and clunky. Beautiful interface, beautiful concept. Please make this work the way it should. Make sure you test on ALL iPhone models. Mine is iPhone XS not sure if it’s a screen resolution or size thing throwing off the capacitive touch mapping. Right now this is UNUSABLE. Also the web app seems to fail login from safari no matter what even when I use the correct password. This is infuriating.

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reviews by Laura16/2/2019
So easy to use!

Love using Square Payroll! Affordable, intuitive, easy government reporting that’s done for you, as well as payments to government agencies and employees by direct deposit, quick answers to questions as needed. Could not be happier with my decision to use this as my small company payroll option!

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Needs better functionality!

I love using Square Payroll on a desktop, but I need more from this app than what it can currently do. My payroll week ends on Monday. It’s Wednesday, and I can only see Timecards from Monday and back. Where is Tuesday and Wednesday? I can’t edit a time card punch for either day, which is super frustrating. I also can’t run payroll from my phone because we tip out on payroll and I can’t add those in on my phone. I’ve had to run payroll late a few times because I wasn’t sitting in front of a PC. I tried to go through Safari on my phone and the screen won’t move over to the Paycheck Tips area, so again, that doesn’t work either. Please make these items available on the app!!

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Not delivering what they promised at all!

They promised it would all be automatic and easy. Everything went smoothly for one month and then I started receiving emails that it wasn’t working and that my state taxes would have to be refunded back to the state and that I would have to figure out how to do it on my own. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!! Now I have more headache than ever before. Now not only do I have to find a new company to handle this, I have to fix all of your mistakes! So upset and disappointed! And where is my refund ?? Since you didn’t provide the service you promised.

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Worst software since Windows ME

Can’t even get started- they are saying my EIN is wrong, the exact one I use that works with everything else. I’ve re-put it in 8 times. Each time I have to re-verify account. So I’ve set up once plus 8 de-submits on EIN, plus 8 verifies, and one review. Tried support twice, got an unhelpful bot once and a “we will get back to you” on second attempt. I may not have time for actual business left when I finish this!!! Now I have to start all over with another company

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lawn pro’s23/9/2021
Square payroll for iPad

I’m loving the app the easy use but the thing I don’t like is when you use a bigger screen it’s till opens up phone size as if it dose not know it’s not being used on a phone I reallllly hate that if any bug needs to be fixed it’s definitely that or come out with a version for iPad

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Minal Wink26/4/2021

I have it 2 stars because square payroll is making something as simple as switching accounts from one square payroll to another square payroll extremely complicated! I now need to re-submit payroll and pay double for taxes and then request a refund! That’s ridiculous! All the info should be able to transfer from one account to another. There is no reason for square to make it this complex.

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Wonderful, so far!

This is my third week sending out paychecks via Square Payroll and I could be happier! It takes minutes to complete and “as easy as 1-2-3”! Seriously made my life so much easier as a business owner!!!

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What’s the point of downloading an app if it sends you to use it on safari?

This is ridiculous. So I download this app expecting to use it AS AN APP. It tells me to login, I do, then it sends me to the normal darkish black/screen with my email and the green icon for pay stubs. I click on ANYTHING ON THAT SCREEN, be it my email, my pay stubs, my settings, and what it does is just SEND ME to the actual square payroll site on safari. To redo everything again. This is such a disappointment. If you make an app, make sure it actually works.

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Huge opportunity, terrible execution and unusable app.

I joined square payroll to make it simpler and easier to run my business, as promised. But the app doesn’t work with FaceID, doesn’t function on iPhone screen, can’t pay my team because the app freezes and doesn’t respond. Have tried to reinstall and nothing has resolved the issue. Square is exploiting small businesses trying to do payroll on mobile device. This is something that CAN be fixed and simply hasn’t been addressed.

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Not good for running payroll

I love Square payroll, but this app is awful. Whenever I try to run payroll and I don’t have access to a computer I struggle with using this app. The screen is really small and it cuts off the half of the page that shows wages and all the important stuff. If I need to input an amount for a paycheck for employees not paid hourly, I can’t even get to that section. Overall the app is ok for other features, but running payroll is a nightmare!

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Chris /21/2/2022
So easy to run payroll from anywhere.

Love that l was able to do this while on vacation at the beach. Automatically sends me an email to remind me to run payroll which makes it so easy to keep track.

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Free Range Beefcake22/6/2018
Better Than the Website

It’s better and easier than using the website on your phone. There still needs to be some bugs worked out though. Selecting a specific employee requires closing the keyboard to access the drop-down menu. Minor stuff.

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I HAVE EMAILED THEM 5 TIMES AND NO RESPONSE THEY TOOK $800 FOR PAYROLL AND EMPLOYEES NEVER GOT THE CHECKS! I ran payroll with them and my employees NEVER got their checks! It’s been over 3 weeks now and still no replies, they took over $800 from my account and it’s gone. I can’t call because there is no phone number, they’re ignoring my emails and I can’t get a hold of them. They randomly closed my account and now I don’t know what to do. I had to pay out of pocket a second time for my employees! SCAMMERS! WATCH OUT!

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How to delete Square Payroll

Find out how to delete Square Payroll on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. Tap Remove App.
  3. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.

If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle:

  1. Tap the Remove icon in the top left-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.
  3. Tap Done.

How to delete Square Payroll on Android Device

Head to the Google Play Store app on your phone and tap the profile icon. Go to “Manage Apps & Devices”, then select manage. Tap on the app you want to remove and hit uninstall

How to cancel Square Payroll subscription

Square Payroll is a free app and does not offer in-app purchase in the Apple Appstore, you might have purchased a subscription from another company or device. Try these methods to cancel your subscriptions

Cancel a subscription on paypal

  1. Log in to your PayPal account at www.paypal.com.
  2. Click on the settings tab which is beside the logout option.
  3. Press “Payments” from the menu provided to you and click on “Manage Automatic Payments” in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  4. You may see a series of merchant’s agreements you’ve transacted before. Click on Square Payroll to cancel.
  5. You will be shown a confirmation page. Click on the “Cancel Automatic Payments” tab to affirm that you want to stop making payments to Square, Inc..
  6. Then click “Done” on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

Cancel a subscription on your bank account

On your bank statement, find the charge for the subscription. If your bank statement doesn’t say Apple, apple.com/bill, or something similar, Apple doesn’t provide this subscription to you. To cancel the subscription, contact Square, Inc. that offers the subscription to you. Statements often list the name of the company, such as Hulu, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon, HBO, etc.

How to Cancel a Subscription on your Android device

  1. Open the Google Play Store. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure you’re signed into the right one.
  2. Click menu, then go to “Subscriptions”.
  3. Choose the Square Payroll subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the “Cancel Subscription” option.

Contact Support

Listed below are our official links on how to contact Square Payroll. Get in touch with Square, Inc. customer service via email, phone number or live chat.

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