Welcome to Thrive Payroll

Payroll you can run in minutes

Automated payroll and tax services with an easy-to-use online system.

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What we offer

Smart, simple payroll you can love... and more

Everything you need to support your business. Payroll processing, hiring and onboarding, time and attendance, HR and compliance, and more.

Payroll Processing

Payroll processing is fast, easy, and convenient. Enter and approve your payroll online and we calculate and handle the tax payments and tax filings automatically.

Hiring & Onboarding

Hiring and onboarding solutions to manage the entire hiring process including posting jobs, applicant tracking, interviewing, and onboarding.

Time & Attendance

Time and attendance solutions help eliminate errors and the hassle of tracking and entering hours into payroll. Track PTO/Vacation time and time-off requests.

HR & Compliance

Get on-demand advice from certified HR compliance experts. HR compliance library provides anytime access to tools, resources, and information.

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Why choose us

Feel good about getting started

We want to make it easy to choose Thrive and feel good about doing it.
No setup fees, no contracts, and free to cancel at anytime.

No Setup Fees

Your account is always setup by a payroll expert and we never charge a setup fee.

100% Tax Guarantee

If we make a mistake or miss a deadline, we're responsible for any penalties.

No Contracts

No scary, complicated contracts to sign. A simple sales agreement and authorization is all we need.

Cancel Anytime

You may cancel at any time, with no fee or penalty to cancel.

Pricing plan

Affordable plans that include all the essentials

Payroll and automated tax services don’t need to be expensive to be great! With pricing plans starting at only $39/mo plus $5/mo per person, you can enjoy full-service, online payroll with automated tax payments and tax filings.

Essentials


Best for businesses that need simple payroll with automated tax payments and filings
$ 39/mo plus $5/mo per person
  • Plan includes:
  • Full-service, online payroll
  • Automated tax payments and filings
  • Free W-2 and 1099 processing

Enhanced


Best for businesses with hourly employees or hire new people frequently
$ 49/mo plus $9/mo per person
  • Everything in Essentials, plus:
  • Employee self-onboarding
  • Electronic form fill, sign, and save
  • Integrated online timekeeping

Enterprise


Enterprise-level solutions for hiring, HR, scheduling and workforce management
$ 99/mo plus $9/mo per person
  • Everything in Enhanced, plus:
  • On-demand certified HR experts
  • Applicant tracking
  • Employee scheduling
Why Choose Us

Because your satisfaction is everything.

Whether you’re brand new to payroll processing, or switching from another provider, Thrive is committed to making your payroll and tax processing perfect from the very first run.

US-based Support

Need help, have a question, or just need to reassurance that everything is right? Our payroll experts answer the phone and provide you with world-class customer support.

Expert Payroll Setup

Don't do this alone. Payroll providers that offer "Self-Guided Setup" usually just leave you filled with self-doubt. At Thrive, your account is always setup by a payroll expert and you get live one-on-one training.

24/7 Access

Enter and approve your payroll from any computer, tablet or smartphone - fast, easy, and convenient. A completely paperless solution with secure data and reports accessible anytime you need them.

Frequently asked questions

What questions do you have?

Review answers to our most commonly asked questions or contact us for more details.

Once we have your account setup, you will have a username and password to the system. You simply login, enter the hours or wages that need to be paid to employees, preview the results, and approve. That’s all we need from you. Your employees will be paid by direct deposit or employer-printed checks. We will withdraw the taxes from your business account and make the deposits to the IRS and to your State automatically. We also file your IRS and State payroll tax returns automatically too.

No. Your account is always setup by a payroll expert and we never charge a setup fee.

No, it's not a contract, it's a sales agreement. It is for one-year and renews automatically. There are also some IRS and bank documents to sign. Legally, we need these for authorization to perform payroll and tax services. Most importantly, you can cancel at any time, with no fee or penalty to cancel.

Yes, we automatically file your IRS and State payroll tax returns and we also automatically make those tax deposits for you too.

Yes. With each payroll you run, we will withdraw all the taxes from your business account and make the deposits to the IRS and to the State automatically.