Small business payroll, made better

Get payroll done faster and tax filing done for you with a modern platform and direct access to payroll experts, designed to make paying your people easier (and more enjoyable) than ever before.

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Pay your people in just minutes, with an all new, intuitive platform and helpful prompts that guide you through every step of the process.

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Find your perfect small business payroll solution

You've got options — choose the ADP Workforce Now On the GoSM package that fits your business best.

Small business payroll that’s fast, smart and easy

Full-Service Payroll & Tax Filing

Payroll done faster, tax filing done for you

It’s not easy running a small business. We’re here with the payroll and tax solutions and support you need, when and how you need them:

  • Process payroll in minutes, at your desk or on the move
  • Payroll taxes calculated, deducted, and paid automatically for you
  • Quarterly and annual reporting done for you
  • Forms (T4s, Relevés) created and sent automatically to your employees
  • Integrate time-tracking with payroll

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CONFIDENCE & COMPLIANCE

Help avoid costly mistakes before they happen

We help you stay on top of tax laws and regulations, and our solution includes the latest updates across all provinces. We can help you manage compliance with payroll and tax requirements, wage and hour laws, and much more.

Plus, our world-class global security organization helps ensure that you and your employees’ data is safe and secure.

EXPERT SERVICE & SUPPORT

Always have peace of mind with support from experts

We know it's not easy running a small business, so we're here to help you get the answers you need, when and how you need them. Call or chat with us to get help from our payroll experts.

Why companies choose ADP small business payroll software

Nearly 40,000 small business clients trust ADP® to deliver a better payroll experience. Our small business expertise and easy-to-use tools simplify payroll and HR, so you can stay focused on the work that matters most.

ADP is built on the promise of helping you get payroll right, so you don’t have to worry about it.

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Small business payroll FAQs

How much does small business payroll cost?

The cost of small business payroll depends on several factors, including payroll frequency, total number of employees and the specific services that are needed. Most commonly, there is a per-payroll processing fee and an annual base fee. The important thing to remember is that a payroll service may actually save you money when compared to the cost of tax penalties. ADP will work with you to determine the right payroll setup for your business, whether you have just one employee or several.

Can a small business do their own payroll?

Do-it-yourself payroll is a popular choice for some new businesses, but like any other DIY project, it may only save you money if you have the skills and resources to do it correctly. You could be quickly overwhelmed by the amount of time it takes to run payroll on your own and the costly penalties that can possibly ensue if you make mistakes. For this reason, many small businesses turn to a payroll service provider for assistance.

How do small businesses run payroll?

Whether you choose to tackle the job on your own or work with a professional, running small business payroll, in its most basic form, consists of these steps:

  1. Track and record employee hours worked
  2. Calculate wages and withholding amounts (taxes, benefits, etc.)
  3. Distribute wages to employees
  4. Deposit the withheld taxes with appropriate government agencies
  5. File employer tax returns at the applicable deadlines
  6. Send employees T4/Releve and other required tax forms
  7. Issue Record of Employment (ROE)
    Throughout each stage of this process, you’ll need to comply with constantly changing regulations – a task that can be difficult without the expertise and assistance of a payroll provider like ADP.

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