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The job is tough for business owners. Either you’re juggling various online payroll solutions, or you’re stuck with complex tools that are powerful but difficult to use. This means scattered payroll data, poor reporting, and too much time spent working around the software to try to make it “fit.” But it doesn’t have to be that way.
With Checkmark Payroll, all your payroll tools and data are stored and accessed from your desktop. You’ll save valuable time and get all the information you need to process payroll efficiently, increase employee morale, and avoid costly penalties.
Automate payroll and concentrate on growing your business.
Manage payroll yourself and save while doing it.
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Pay employees accurately and on time to increase their productivity.
Deliver error-free paychecks, W-2s, and payroll reports.
Stay in compliance with IRS laws and reporting requirements.
Improve the efficiency of your company and employees.
We are a small business ourselves; we understand small business needs, and payroll processing is in our DNA.
CheckMark Payroll has the ability to serve almost any business segment. We have worked really hard to build the powerful payroll software that can handle anything from basic payroll to complex payroll requirements.
It does not matter what kind of business you have, CheckMark Payroll has all the features you would expect from a high-priced enterprise payroll system.
With 36+ years of experience in the payroll industry and one of the first companies to roll out payroll software in the ’80s, you can trust us to take care of your payroll and taxes.
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Thoroughly pleased with your software and support...
I have been using CheckMark Payroll and 1099 Print for over ten years and am so thoroughly pleased with your products and service that I will continue to purchase them. You support the products excellently and I especially like that when there is an update, you release it release it immediately. Thank you for your efforts.John, Maryland
Wonderful alternative to QuickBooks payroll...
I use Checkmark Payroll. Your software has been a wonderful alternative to Quickbooks payroll. It allows me to save my clients a lot of money and not only is it easy to use, but it allows for importing all the payroll data into Quickbooks. This is again saves time and money.Julie, Illinois
We are always pleased with the ease of use of the CheckMark platform. It is always nice knowing it automatically updates taxes for federal and state, and transferring to our accounting software is a breeze! We are happy with the product.james, Colorado
Saved us time and money...
Prior to CheckMark our company was outsourcing our payroll, and now we don't have to do that anymore. CheckMark Payroll has saved us time and money by making it so easy for me to create and submit payroll all the while knowing I can trust the taxes withheld for my specific state! Also, the software makes it easy for me to create and submit my quarterly and annual reports.Kristina, Minnesota
For over 39 years, CheckMark has been committed to providing the most reliable, user-friendly and cost-effective business solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. CheckMark pioneered Payroll and accounting software for the Mac platform in the 80's. Since then, we have developed cross-platform programs for payroll, accounting, 1099 and 1095.
Recognizing the growing demand for online payroll and the changing landscape of business operations, CheckMark also launched a cloud payroll platform to provide businesses with greater flexibility, accessibility, and efficiency in managing their payroll processes.
Our top priority is to develop high quality business solutions that are simple to use and are priced with the small and medium sized business in mind. We are proud of our achievements and remain committed to providing the most trusted and reliable solutions to run your business.
Payroll taxes are an important part of your business. CheckMark Payroll takes the stress out of tax filing by providing a variety of detailed payroll reports for small business owners at no extra charge. You get access to 40-plus payroll reports that can be viewed on screen, printed, filed and saved as a text or .xls file.
Employee Information Reports provide all the critical information about employees' personal data, salary or hourly rates, tax setups, additional incomes, deductions, and much more.
The Personal Information report shows the employee personal data, including name, address, phone number, Social Security number, birth date, employee number, employment status, email address and default department.
Employee Earnings Reports provide the employer with all the employee data such as YTD income, net pay, accrued hours, vacation and sick pay, tax amounts, and much more.
For the range of check dates selected, the Earnings Register report shows the employee’s selected check period along with YTD income, deductions, taxes, and net pay, as well as any employer matching amounts. Totals for the company are listed at the end of the report. You can see this report arranged by department by selecting the By Department check box. You can also Sort Employees by their Last Name or Social Security #.
As the name suggests, Employee Paychecks Reports allow employers to track every detail related to their paychecks such as hourly rates, ACH Direct Deposit text files, Web Direct Deposit text files, ACH NPC Direct Deposit text files, and much more.
The Employee Check Register report shows check data for the selected check dates, including number of hours, hourly rates, income, deductions, net pay, and department/job distribution percentages and amounts. Company totals are shown at the bottom of the report, including 941 liability and the number of checks in the selected period.
Employer Payments Reports allow you to view all the taxes withheld for Medicare and Social Security. View, print, or export journal entries to your favorite accounting programs such as CheckMark MultiLedger, QuickBooks, Quickens, Peachtree, MYOB, Connected, and much more.
The Check Register report shows check data for the selected month, including check number, check date, payee, payment description, and the check amount.
Income and Deduction
The Income and Deduction Report is ideal for business owners who want to get an insight into how much they are spending for incomes and deductions for each or all employees.
The Deduction Detail reports shows the deduction name, employee SSN, employee name, employee deduction amount and employer match amount for individual checks, along with the total for each deduction. To view employee wages and employer wages in the same report, select the checkbox “Emp Wages & Empr Wages.”
Monitoring employee and department performance is a fundamental task of any business owner. To assist in that process, our Department/Jobs Reports provide you with all data to empower you to make informed business decisions.
This report shows wages and number of hours for each department or job for each income category, including salary, all hour categories, and other income amounts. Totals for wages and hours for the selected report range appear after each department/job, and company totals appear at the end of the report.
Federal Tax Reports are the most important tax filing reports for employers as it helps them to report the amount of income tax, Medicare, and Social Security taxes that are withheld from employees each year.
The Tax Summary report shows tax information, including employee names, total wages and tips, federal withholding, Advance EIC, Social Security wages, Social Security tips, and Medicare wages and tips for the selected quarter or current payroll year. You can use this tax data for filling out the Federal 941 form or use the annual report for filing form 943 or 944.
940 FUTA Tax
CheckMark Payroll can produce form 940 as well as a wage summary and quarterly liability report. You can print completed Forms 940 on blank or pre-printed paper.
This report shows the total annual wages, wages exempt from FUTA, wages over the annual limit, and total taxable wages by employee.
The State Tax Reports allow you to view SUTA taxes to be paid for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters. For Californian employers, you can view and file the Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9) every quarter.
The SUTA report shows wages exempt from SUTA (state unemployment), wages subject to SUTA, wages in excess of the SUTA maximum, and SUTA taxable wages. It also shows your SUTA rate, SUTA tax amount, number of employees per month and number of employees in the pay period including the 12th of the month for each month of the quarter.
W-2 and W-3 Statements
The W2 & W3 Statements Reports allow you to print W-2 and W-3 information on blank perforated sheets or pre-printed forms. You can also save your W-2/W-3 information in the EFW2 file format for electronic filing.
4-up Employee All Copies - This is for printing employee Copies B, C, and 2 on 4-up blank, perforated paper. 2-up Employer Copy A - This is for printing employer Copy A on plain paper (minimum 20 lb. weight). 2-up Employer Copy 1 - This is for printing employer Copy 1 on 2-up blank, perforated paper. 2-up Employer Copy D - This is for printing employer Copy D on 2-up blank, perforated paper.
2-up Employee Copy B - This is for printing employee Copy B on 2-up blank, perforated paper.2-up Employee Copy C - This is for printing employee Copy C on 2-up blank, perforated paper. 2-up Employee Copy 2 - This is for printing employee Copy 2 on 2-up blank, perforated paper.
The Local Tax Report shows the employee's social security number, employee name, wages exempt from local taxes, total wages, wages subject to local tax, and amount of the local tax withheld. There are totals by local tax at the bottom of the report.
An easy-to-use dashboard giving you quick access to setup, payroll processing, and reporting functions. A News Feed is constantly updated keeping you aware of important payroll changes. Other useful information is listed for quick reference including the number of active employees and where the data is being saved on your computer. Quick links in the upper right-hand corner provide simple, easy access to order paper products, contact support, browse the Knowledge Base, open the Payroll Manual, and much more!
Payroll software is a desktop or online payroll solution to manage, maintain and automate employee payments and tax compliance. You can use the software to enroll employees, withhold taxes and deductions, calculate wages, pay employees, file taxes, and maintain payroll records.
Payroll software is used by business owners, employers, HR managers, payroll professionals, and CPAs. No matter your company size, CheckMark Payroll is flexible enough to accommodate basic payroll to complex payroll requirements to streamline the entire life cycle of your payroll operations.
Businesses use payroll software to automate their payroll processes. Some of the benefits of our employee payroll software include:
Yes, we recommend small business owners buy payroll software for automating their payroll operations to save time and avoid costly errors. CheckMark Payroll is designed to make the payroll processes more simpler and accurate. From wage calculation to withholding taxes, our payroll system helps you pay employees accurately and stay compliant with the IRS.
Our software is 100% compliant with the most recent government mandates for the 2022/2023 tax year. The 2023 version includes the latest IRS-approved tax forms, state and federal tax tables, as well as support and software patches released throughout the year, and much more.
CheckMark Payroll of course! Our payroll program offers enterprise-level features to small businesses at a fraction of the cost. It includes high-end features like direct deposit and MICR encoding blank check stock printing. Calculate payroll, print payroll checks, and pay employer taxes in a few minutes. Satisfaction guaranteed!
You can process as many payrolls as you want for all your employees and companies. As your business grows and you start hiring new employees, the payroll costs will always remain the same.
When choosing payroll software for small business, you need to select software that suits your business requirements. Our business payroll software is a simple, flexible, and robust stand-alone payroll software that will grow as your business grows. It has all the features you would expect from a high-priced payroll system.
The cost of payroll software depends on many factors such as employee size, software deployment, and the monthly/annual base fee of payroll vendors. CheckMark Payroll is an affordable in-house payroll system that allows unlimited companies, employees, and payrolls for one flat annual fee. CheckMark offers two payroll plans — CheckMark Payroll Pro and CheckMark Payroll Pro+. There are no extra costs or hidden fees.
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Whether you are a startup or a growing business, our payroll system is robust enough to accommodate any number of employees, be it 2 or 2000, and the cost stays the same.
No, our payroll program is available to companies operating and running their businesses in the USA. But you can use our Canadian payroll software to process payroll for Canadian employees.
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