Affordable small business payroll

Easily handle taxes and holiday pay, use direct deposit, and track everything in your free Wave account for a stress-free experience at tax time.

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Payroll made simple

Easily manage vacations, bonuses and benefits. Guaranteed accurate pay stubs and reports for you and your team. Effortlessly handle vacations, bonuses and benefits calculations.

Automated for efficiency

Employees enjoy reliable direct deposit and secure, online access to their pay stubs and T4s.

All in one place

Everything seamlessly flows into your free Wave account, so your accounting records are complete at tax time.

Wave at a glance

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in income and expenses
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Features

Made for small businesses

Get set up fast to start running payroll today. Works for hourly and salaried employees on any pay period.

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Great for your staff

Employees can log into Wave securely to access their 
pay stubs and T4s, and manage their contact and banking information.

Waveplus S

Great for your staff

Employees can log into Wave securely to access their 
pay stubs and W2s, and manage their contact and banking information.

Waveplus S

Guaranteed accurate

We guarantee the accuracy of our payroll calculations. When the CRA is happy, you’re happy.

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Guaranteed accurate

We guarantee the accuracy of our payroll calculations. When the IRS is happy, you’re happy.

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Payroll pricing

No setup fees or hidden charges—your price even includes direct deposit, T4s, full tax remittances to the CRA, and Wave’s Payroll Accuracy Guarantee.

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Tax service states

California, Florida, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Washington

$35 monthly base fee
+ $4 per active employee
+ $4 per independent contractor

Wave handles your payroll taxes.

These six states include tax services from Wave. This means we automatically transfer tax payments and file the paperwork with your state tax office and the IRS.


Self service states

All other 44 states

$20 monthly base fee
+ $4 per active employee
+ $4 per independent contractor

Wave makes filing your own payroll taxes easy.

The remaining 44 states are self-serve, which means you’ll have to pay and file the paperwork yourself. Wave makes it easy by showing you what information and how much money you’ll need per payroll.

Monthly Fee
Details

Available in all provinces and territories, except Quebec
$20 monthly base fee
+ $4 per active employee

Your monthly price includes direct deposit, T4s, full tax remittances to the CRA, and Wave’s payroll accuracy guarantee.