Understanding PEO Pricing: Payroll and HR Services

Each PEO in the USA has different capabilities regarding payroll and HR services. At StaffMarket we work to identify the capabilities you need from a PEO so that you are only paying for the services you will use.

Payroll Services Pricing

Payroll Services: PEO service baseline

In general, all PEOs will handle your payroll in an accurate and timely manner. The base price for any PEO’s payroll services should include:

  • Accurate calculation of all “gross to net” calculations
  • Tax withholding and deductions per employee submitted W4s per federal and state (if applicable) rules.
  • Tax withholding and deductions for any relevant local income taxes.
  • Withholding and remittance of garnishments and court orders for IRS levies and child support
  • Accurate calculation and appropriate tax treatment ( pre-tax / section 125 treatment) of the employee portion of payroll deductions for health insurance or other supplemental insurance.
  • Payroll payment method via check or direct deposit. Employees electing direct deposit will receive a pay advice that shows their earnings.
  • W2s - annual printing, distribution and electronic submission to the government.

Payroll Services – Additional PEO fees possible

Some PEOs may charge additional fees for enhanced services such as:

  • W2 reprints
  • Unemployment claims processing
  • 1099 year end processing
  • Specialty reporting for job costing or certified payroll
  • On-line access to payment information or reports
  • Payroll delivery. Multiple check delivery locations will usually incur a Fedex charge.

HR Services Pricing

Depending on your needs, each PEO may charge fees on a per-use basis for HR services such as:

  • Background Checks
  • Pre-Employment Testing
  • Recruiting
  • Advertising
  • Resume Screening
  • Interviewing
  • Customized Employee Handbooks
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Position Descriptions
  • Drug-Free Workplace
  • Training (Employee and Managerial)
Payroll and HR services are part of the value of a PEO. Get quotes for your company now.