Online Payroll Service

unduhanAfter conducting extensive research and analysis, we recommend SurePayroll as the best online payroll service for paying household employees. We chose SurePayroll from a pool of payroll services for household employers, as well as general payroll providers that offer household employer services. To understand how we selected our best picks, you can find our methodology and a comprehensive list of online payroll services on our best picks page here.

Why SurePayroll?

SurePayroll offers services for all types of household employees, allows unlimited payroll run and provides full tax services. It’s our best pick for a variety of reasons. One is cost. SurePayroll charges a flat monthly fee of $39.99 for up to two household employees. Here’s a detailed breakdown of why we picked it as our winner.

Services and Features

SurePayroll provides everything a household employer needs from a payroll service. The company handles all of the payroll and payroll tax responsibilities.

What makes SurePayroll so appealing is that its services can be used for all household employees, including nannies, elder care givers, home care providers, private nurses, drivers, yard workers and cooks. Some of the other providers we examined had services only for nannies.

With SurePayroll, you can run payroll as often as you want each month and pay household employees with a written check or by direct deposit. Not all of the services we analyzed offered direct deposit for household workers.

The service also handles all payroll tax obligations. This includes calculating and deducting Social Security, Medicare and federal and state unemployment taxes, along with filling out and filing federal, state and local tax forms. In addition, it makes all tax payments for you. The service guarantees that your taxes will be filed and paid correctly and on time. Should an error be made, SurePayroll pays any of the fines or interest fees you incur. Not all of the services we investigated offered this type of guarantee.

SurePayroll also files a quarterly 1040-ES on your behalf, and provides you with a signature-ready Schedule H (Form 1040) that attaches to your annual 1040 filing. These services are all completed automatically, without any extra input from you.