How much does Wave Payroll cost?

Select your country below to see how pricing breaks down for Wave Payroll.

Pricing in the United States

Pricing in Canada

Pricing in the United States

The price of your monthly payroll subscription depends on whether or not you are doing business in a state in which Wave offers Automated Tax Payments and Filings. Payroll Tax Payments and Filings are offered in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

The monthly subscription in all states includes direct deposit payments to your employees, W2/W3 forms, 1099-MISC form generation at year-end, as well as tax payment reminders.

The monthly price of a new payroll subscription in states where tax payments and filings are available is:

  • $40 monthly base fee
  • $6 per active employee per month
  • $6 per contractor paid

If you are in one of the fourteen states where automated tax payments and filings are offered and wish to use Wave's self-service option instead, you will be able to opt out. Should you choose to opt out, the full base fee of $40 will still apply. Learn more about Automated Tax Payments and Filings.

The monthly price of a new payroll subscription in all other states is:

  • $20 monthly base fee
  • $6 per active employee per month
  • $6 per contractor paid

Wave charges sales tax as required based on the work address under Settings > Business Profile in your Wave account. Any tax charged will appear on your invoice. This includes applicable New York Sales and Use Tax in New York State.

What’s an active employee?

An employee is considered active if they’re currently working for your business and are not on leave. If an employee goes on leave or no longer works for your business, make sure to update their employment status so you won’t be charged for the months they’re not working.

Pricing in Canada

The monthly subscription includes direct deposit payments to your employees, automatic remittances to the CRA, preparation of ROEs when you offboard an employee, and T4 Form generation at year-end.

The monthly price of a new payroll subscription in Canada is:

  • $25 monthly base fee
  • $6 per active employee per month
  • $6 per contractor paid

What’s an active employee?

An employee is considered active if they’re currently working for your business and are not on leave. If an employee goes on leave or no longer works for your business, make sure to update their employment status so you won’t be charged for the months they’re not working.

Wave charges sales tax as required based on the work address under Settings > Business Profile in your Wave account. Any tax charged will appear on your invoice. In Canada, this includes applicable PST, GST, and/or HST.