How much does Payroll by Wave cost?

With no setup fees or hidden charges, Payroll by Wave is as affordable as it is accurate! If you're ready to make the switch to Wave, select your country below to see how Payroll by Wave's pricing breaks down.

United States

The price of your subscription will depend on whether or not you are doing business in a state in which Wave offers automatic tax payments and filings. Wave's Tax Service plan is offered in New York, California, Washington, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, and Illinois.

The price of Payroll including our Tax Service plan is:

  • $35 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee
  • $4 per contractor paid

The price of Payroll in all other states is:

  • $20 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee 
  • $4 per contractor paid 

This includes direct deposit to your employees, W2/W3and 1099-MISC generation at year end as well as automatic tax payment reminders.

If you're doing business in one of our tax service states (New York, California, Washington, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Illinois), you will be automatically opted into our Tax Service plan. If you wish to use our self-service option, however, you will be able to opt out of automatic tax services (should you choose to opt out, the full base fee of $35 will still apply). You can find out more about Tax Service here!

Canada

The price of our Payroll subscription is:

  • $20 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee
  • $4 per contractor paid

This includes direct deposit to your employees, automatic remittances to the CRA, preparation of ROEs when you off-board an employee and T4s at year-end.

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