Online Payroll FAQs

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  • Payroll Quick Start Guide
  • How to Start the 30 Days Free Trial in 5 Minutes

  • General Payroll Questions
  • Employees
  • Pay Period and Payment Types
  • Tax Calculations and Deductions
  • Check Setup and Printing
  • Tax Forms and Reports
  • Trouble Shooting

  • General Payroll FAQs

  • 1. Can I start payroll anytime in a year?
  • Yes, you can start to use our payroll system anytime in a year. If you handle the paychecks manually or with other system before, you can use manual YTD feature to enter the previous payroll data quickly.

  • 2. Do I need special printer toner?
  • No. This online payroll system fills in check data on pre-printed blank check. No special ink is needed.

  • 3. Can I purchase timesheet feature only or payroll feature only?
  • Yes. You can purchase timesheet feature only, or payroll feature only, or both.

  • 4. Are there any limitations to the trial account?
  • The 30 days free trial account includes both time tracking and payroll features. However, it only supports up to 5 employees and it will print TRIAL images on checks and tax forms.

  • 5. I noticed you also had the desktop version of payroll software and time tracking software. Should I use online version or desktop version?
  • One big benefit of using online version is you can access the system from any location with the desktop or mobile devices. We offer the free trial versions for both online and desktop solution. You are welcome to test drive and decide which solution works better for your company.

  • 6. What is the cost?

  • 7. Compare Payroll Solutions: Desktop vs. Online

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  • How to add/edit an employee

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    Pay Period and Payment Types

  • 1. What kind of pay period ezPaycheck can support? How to change pay period?

  • Halfpricesoft Online Payroll can supports daily weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly pay periods. You can change it on company setup screen.

  • 2. How to edit the pay period

  • 3. How to create a paycheck by salary

  • 4. How to create a paycheck by hourly rate

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    Tax Calculations and Deductions


  • How to set up FUTA and SUTA

  • How to edit employee tax options

  • Deductions

  • How to add a deduction and withhold it from each paycheck automatically

  • How to handle local taxes?

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    Check Setup and Printing

    Check Setup

  • How to edit the check number

  • How to mask the SSN or show full SSN on paystubs

  • Add, Edit and Delete Paychecks

  • How to Add and Print a Paycheck

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    Tax Forms and Reports

  • What kinds of tax forms does Halfpricesoft Online Payroll support?
  • Halfpricesoft Online Payroll can print tax forms W2, W3, 940 and 941.

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    Trouble Shooting

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