Payroll redesigned for the modern business

Sign up now and get 2 months free.

Are you an accountant or a bookkeeper?

Offer delightful, modern payroll to your clients. Learn More »

What our customers have to say...

With ZenPayroll, I was up and running in minutes. I just click on a link, follow a few steps and voila - payroll is done. Now, I can simply focus on creating beautiful flowers for our clients and not worry about the back office minutia. ZenPayroll just works!

Christina Stembel
Farmgirl Flowers

We switched to ZenPayroll from Paychex and haven't looked back since! Online access to reports, easier employee on-boarding, and not having to phone in payroll information with a payroll specialist are a few of the many reasons I recommend ZenPayroll to all of the startups I work with.

Kirsty Nathoo
Partner and CFO
Y Combinator

I've been running payroll manually and writing checks for the past few months, but my business has really taken off and it's been overwhelming. I knew there was a new way of doing things in the cloud that could help me be more efficient and ZenPayroll was the perfect choice.

Mike Goldstein
Seattle Farm Tables

I've been telling every small business owner I know about ZenPayroll! I can't believe how many folks are running payroll manually with spreadsheets and enduring the massive headache that goes along with it.

Neil Berrett
Cedar Cycling

Welcome to Delightful Payroll

Delightful Payroll Screenshot

Nothing is faster than lightning.

Easy to use

ZenPayroll guides you through every step of the process. You don't need to be an expert, we'll take care of the details for you.

Save the trees.

Automatic Tax Filing

ZenPayroll automatically calculates and pays your State and Federal payroll taxes, and automatically submits your filings.

Don't worry about missing a deadline.

No Paper, No Hassles

Government documents are automatically filed electronically. Access your document archive anytime.

Employees can join in the fun.

Employee Access

Provide your employees direct access to their paystubs, pay history and information. Streamline changes and approvals.

Any device. Any time. Security Guaranteed.

ZenPayroll is accessible from anywhere from any device.

Accessible from any device

ZenPayroll is accessible from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Simply go to and log in. You can add employees or run payroll on the go.


24/7 access to your payroll

ZenPayroll provides you direct access to your payroll history and employee data, as well as the ability to add employees and run payroll. Whenever you want, ZenPayroll is at your service.


256 bit SSL security

ZenPayroll maintains bank-grade security. Data is fully encrypted at rest and in transit using 256 bit SSL encryption. We employ state of the art firewall and back-up technology, and our data resides in high-security access-controlled data centers. Learn More

Simple, Transparent Monthly Pricing
For Employees & Contractors



This includes direct deposit, unlimited payroll runs,
year-end W-2s and 1099's, and new hire reporting
for both employees and contractors.

Everything is included for no extra charge

Direct Deposit & Checks

Choose how to pay your employees and contractors. Simple to set-up and change any time at no cost.

Pre-Tax Benefits

Administer medical insurance, HSA, FSA, IRA, 401(k) and other pre-tax benefits through our integrated benefit partners.

Accounting Integrations

Seamlessly sync your payroll with your accounting software. ZenPayroll integrates with Freshbooks, Xero, and QuickBooks.

Vacation & Sick Days

Track and report individual employee PTO plans.

Contractor Payments

Pay independent contractors and automatically generate and file Form 1099 at the end of the year.

Tax Calculations & Payments

ZenPayroll automatically calculates your payroll taxes and electronically pays them to the government.

Automatic Tax Filing

No more paper forms. ZenPayroll creates and electronically files your State & Federal payroll tax documents (including end of the year forms such as W-2 Forms).

New Employee Reporting

When you hire a new employee, ZenPayroll automates your State new hire report. No more paper forms.

Collaborate on Payroll

Work with your accountant, bookkeeper, or other team members on your payroll.

Payroll Reports

Understand your payroll. Review detailed costs reports, payroll journals, and bank transactions statements.

Powerful Integrations

Time & Attendance, Human Resource Management, and more. We simplify your back office by connecting with your favorite applications.

Employee Accounts

Give your employees direct access to their paystubs, forms and information. Invite employees to self-onboard and securely enter their personal details.


Pay your employee reimbursements at the same time that you run payroll. Included in their direct deposit.

Workers' Comp

We help you set up a workers' compensation insurance plan that works best for you.

Live Support

We love helping our customers! We're available by email, phone, or tweet.