Patriot Software Pricing: Costs and Pricing Plans

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Patriot Software is an accounting and payroll solution that helps small business owners streamline their financial tasks. Its payroll software lets users process payroll runs in three simple steps, and it has many features, such as direct deposit, optional tax filing and the ability to pay contractors.

In this post, we’ll discuss the Patriot Payroll Software payroll solution pricing in more detail.

Does Patriot Software have a free trial?

Yes, prospects can try Patriot Software for free for 30 days. They can also test the software via a self-guided demo or by taking a personalized tour with the sales team.

Patriot Software Pricing Plans

Patriot Software has two subscription pricing plans. Each plan includes free onboarding and support. Users can set up their first payroll run with the startup wizard or have the vendor take care of it. They can also contact Customer Support via phone, email or chat during regular business hours. The two plans are:

Basic Payroll

The Basic Payroll plan costs $17 per month plus $4 per employee or contractor. It includes these features:

  • Unlimited payroll processing
  • All pay frequencies (e.g., weekly, biweekly, monthly)
  • Multiple pay rates
  • Repeating, additional money types
  • Net to gross payroll tool
  • Two-day direct deposit for qualified clients
  • Check printing
  • Employee portal
  • Multiple locations
  • Customizable hours, money or deductions
  • Mobile capability
  • The ability to run payroll reports by departments
  • Electronic/printable W-2 forms
  • Time-off accrual rules
  • Integration with workers’ comp program
  • Integration with Patriot’s Accounting software, QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop

Full Service Payroll

The Full Service Payroll plan costs $37 per month plus $4 per employee or contractor. It includes all of the features of the Basic plan, plus Patriot handles all filing and payment of federal, state and local payroll taxes, and they’ll file year- or quarter-end payroll tax forms (e.g., 940, 941, W-2, W-3) with the appropriate agencies for free. The vendor also has a guarantee that if the tax agency finds any mistakes, they’ll cover penalties and interest.

Optional Features/Products

1099 e-Filing

Companies that have contractors can file their 1099 forms in the software with a few clicks, and Patriot then sends 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC forms to the IRS. Note that this feature is free for users in the Full Service plan, but there’s a small fee for users in the Basic plan. The fees are:

  • For up to five 1009 forms: $20
  • 6-35 forms: $2 per 1099 form
  • Over 36 forms: free

Time & Attendance

Patriot offers a Time & Attendance solution that integrates with its payroll software. The solution costs $6 per month, plus $2 per employee, and includes features like clock-in/clock-out functionality, customized overtime rules, bulk time card approvals, an intuitive dashboard, a time summary report and manual entry/time punch.

HR Software

Clients can opt to add on the Patriot HR software to their payroll plan. The HR software costs $6 per month, plus $2 per employee. It includes features, such as direct report assignment, manager designation, document management and reports (e.g, demographics, new hire, retirement plan contributions).


For small businesses that want an accounting system, Patriot has an Accounting software that integrates with its payroll solution. The Accounting Software has two plans:

Accounting Basic

The Accounting Basic plan costs $20 per month for unlimited users. It includes robust features, such as:

  • Unlimited payment to vendors
  • The ability to create 1099 and 1096 forms
  • Charts of Accounts
  • Credit card payments from customers
  • Import of bank or credit card transactions
  • Payment recording
  • Expense and income breakdown by department
  • The ability to edit or delete transactions
  • Data migration from previous accounting software
  • Mobile capability

Accounting Premium

The Accounting Premium plan costs $30 per month and includes all of the features of the Basic plan, plus:

  • User-based permissions
  • Subaccounts
  • Account reconciliations
  • The ability to create and send estimates
  • Recurring invoices
  • Invoice payment reminders
  • Custom invoice templates
  • Receipt/document management


Small businesses can take advantage of Patriot Payroll’s robust features, including free implementation and support, in its Basic Payroll plan. If they need to outsource any tax filing, they can scale up to the Full Service Payroll plan. Businesses can opt to purchase the Time & Attendance, HR or Accounting software for more functionality.