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A message from Mike:

When I began my career as a CPA over 25 years ago, we used a pencil and columnar paper to record and track payroll activity for our clients. Payroll recordkeeping was just beginning to be outsourced and it was a welcome relief to be able to refer clients to a company that was dedicated to payroll processing. Clients were able to save money and mainframe computers reduced calculation errors tremendously. Back then, our CPA firm declared “We are out of the payroll business; we are going to outsource it from this point forward. ”

Unfortunately, some of the biggest payroll service providers have not kept pace with the technological advancements that have taken place in even the last 10 years. Some of the same legacy systems that were state of the art 25 years ago have only been “fixed” to work with new, more modern operating systems of recent years. I set out to see if there was a way to improve the payroll process by implementing some of the technological improvements that have taken place in these last 25 years.

I knew the current technology was available to offer a better solution at a price that would be much less than current payroll service providers and would likely offer more features for an employer. It seemed only natural to me that our clients should be able to use the internet to process their payroll checks and reports on their schedule and to process payroll on demand and have it all be done electronically. After thoroughly studying the options, it was clear that there was a need to offer a better payroll service over the internet.

The result of our analysis was the birth of Pain Free Payroll. All payroll activity is done on an electronic basis and paper can be completely eliminated. Of course, if paper records are required, they can always be printed out, but most clients like the idea of only having to print reports and journals when needed, rather than store reams of paper. Employees get their pay stubs via email and reminders for all payroll activities are sent via email to the person who handles the payroll. All records are available online and all quarterly reports and annual w-2’s are filed and stored electronically. Employees can all be paid by direct deposit (even employees without bank accounts through our Paycard VISA debit card), so there is no need for paper checks. A CPA is always available if there are any questions that need to be answered and we generally offer this service at about half the price of our competitors. We are very excited to be able to provide our customers with the most advanced payroll service available today at a price substantially less than the competition.

We do this with unmatched service provided by dedicated employees under the supervision and direction of a CPA. We hope you will join us in our quest to be known as the best payroll company in America.


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