Child Care Payroll Software
Before you buy payroll software, you should first determine whether you need software for payroll only, or a software program that will manage not only payroll but all areas of recordkeeping and accounting.
Complete Child Care Software with Payroll
If you're not yet using software specifically designed to manage child care centers, now would be the time to invest in software that will handle every aspect of your business including payroll. Your best option here is to purchase software such as EZ-Care2. This software calculates wages, taxes and deductions. It tracks overtime, vacation and sick pay and can make pre and post tax deductions. EZ-Care2 will create and print payroll checks (same check stock as A/P) and also supports supports direct deposit. You can file and pay your federal taxes electronically. And, of course, the software generates W-2/W-3, 1099 and 940-EZ forms.
Stand-alone Payroll Software
If you already have child care software but it does not include a payroll module, your best option is going to be Intuit Online Payroll.
As the name suggests, Intuit Online Payroll is online payroll management software. It calculates your paychecks instantly. The service includes free direct deposit to pay your employees, or you can print checks and stubs on your own printer.
The software calculates federal and states taxes for you. You can file and pay your taxes online through the Intuit Online Payroll system or print completed forms on your printer.
The regular monthly fee is $25 for Basic or $39 for Plus. This fee covers everything for your child care center and the first employee, including:
- Unlimited number of payrolls each month
- Direct Deposit
- Electronic tax payments
- Quarterly and year-end tax filings
- Live support by phone, chat and e-mail
- Guaranteed accurate tax calculations
Each additional employee is $1.50 per month. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is $12 per month.
Intuit Online Payroll offers a free 30 day trial plus 2 more months at $9.99.