Payroll Services

Access a simple, yet powerful payroll processing solution for managing payroll and navigating evolving tax codes.

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Payroll Services That Cut Complexity
Waste no time on administration
Our payroll administration services and self-service tools allow you to spend less time on payroll and more time on your people.
Worry less about compliance
Our payroll services experts give you support to help ensure compliance with regulations and requirements governing pay and payroll taxes in any state.
Flex to your changing needs
Whether it’s your hourly and salaried employees or your independent contractors, we have the software and expertise to make sure they get paid correctly and on time.
Streamline company payroll

Streamline payroll administration

Our online payroll software includes payroll processing with direct deposit and debiting, plus we make it easy to go paperless with e-pay stubs, pay cards and electronic W-2 preparation and delivery. Our platform also lets your employees view pay stubs and request time off conveniently from our mobile app.

Additionally, you can integrate with your favorite accounting systems, like Quickbooks® Online, allowing a convenient sync to your general ledger.

Simplify taxes while mitigating risks

Simplify taxes while mitigating risk

We calculate and withhold federal, state and local payroll taxes paid through our platform—and electronically submit withholdings. We can also handle your payroll administration tax documents, including electronic W-2 preparation and delivery, and employees can choose to import their W-2s directly into TurboTax®. We’ll even manage unemployment taxes and claims for you.

Integrated payroll applications

Payroll software is linked to many areas of your business including time and attendance, expense reimbursement, benefits administration, paid time off tracking and more. Our payroll software is unified with these applications, resulting in added convenience and a better overall experience.
A better way to manage your business expenses
Expense management
Stay on top of business expenses using our automated expense management and reporting platform. Create, submit and approve paperless expense reports online or through our mobile app, with a seamless transfer to payroll for reimbursement.
TriNet visual scheduler HR software
Time and attendance
Simplify the timecard process by putting your time tracking and scheduling on automatic. Track total hours, overtime accruals and project expenses, while employees can view their schedules and clock in and out.
Manage Time Off
Mobile app
You can check information related to your pay―earnings, direct deposits, next payday, pay history, and more all from our mobile app. Our app even handles time off requests and approvals and helps you stay current on expense reports.
A better way to manage your business expenses

We’re the payroll experts

$53 billion

TriNet processed $53 billion in payroll in 2022.

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Onboard and pay your independent contractors

You rely on independent contractors to build an optimal workforce that's agile and cost-effective. With TriNet Contractor Payments businesses can conveniently and easily pay independent contractors.

Expansive human resource capabilities for business

Expansive reporting capabilities

Turn your payroll data into actionable insights to help you make informed business decisions. Easily generate visualizations and detailed reports using your people data with just a few clicks. And for added convenience use our accounting system integrations (e.g., QuickBooks Online) to connect your payroll data to your general ledger.

Workforce total compensation

Total compensation statement

Reinforce your company’s investment in your employees through a total compensation statement. Each report is a personalized statement that shows the total value of an employee’s pay package.

  • Provide employees greater insights into their total compensation package, categorized by salary, health benefits, income protection, and retirement benefits
  • Gain visibility into an individual’s contribution as well as your company’s contribution to each of these categories
  • View salary and benefits as a percentage of an employee’s total compensation


What is FICA?
FICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act and is a U.S. federal payroll tax for Social Security and Medicare. The total amount of the FICA employment taxes owed to the federal government is equal 12.4% of an employee’s gross wages for Social Security and 2.9% of an employee’s gross wages for Medicare. FICA is a tax paid by both the employer and the employee equally. The FICA tax withholding amount that employees see on their earnings statement is equal to 6.2% of gross wages for the Social Security tax and 1.45% of gross wages for Medicare tax. Employers also pay their portion of FICA taxes in the same amount.
What is FUTA?
The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) is an employer paid payroll tax. The FUTA tax rate is 6.0% of the first $7,000 paid to each employee as wages during the year. It is in addition to any state unemployment insurance tax an employer may be required to pay. However, employers normally get a 5.4% reduction in the federal rate when they pay state unemployment taxes reducing the effective FUTA rate to 0.6%. The amount of the FUTA credit reduction may fluctuate depending on if a state has not repaid any loans received from the federal unemployment fund.
What is SUTA?
The State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) is an employer paid payroll tax based on a given rate and an annual wage base. SUTA rates and wage bases vary by state.
What is the difference between exempt and nonexempt employee status?
The main difference is that nonexempt employees are subject to minimum wage and overtime pay, among other requirements, while exempt employees are not. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various industry, local and state laws and regulations establish criteria for minimum wage and overtime pay. Certain employees may be designated as exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay under administrative, professional, executive, computer or outside sales exemptions, among other potential exemptions, if they satisfy both a job duties test and a salary basis test. There may be other requirements that must be met for nonexempt employees depending on the work location and industry, such as providing compliant meal and rest breaks.

Fact Sheet 17A: Exemption for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer & Outside Sales Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) outlines the federal criteria for each of the white-collar exemptions under which an employee may be designated under the FLSA. Different exemptions and criteria may apply at the industry, local, or state levels.

TriNet provides its customers with a tool to assist them in conducting individualized risk assessments prior to making final FLSA status determinations for their employees.

Learn how TriNet’s comprehensive HR solutions can help your business.

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