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CheckMark Payroll Software

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Powerful desktop payroll software to accurately process payroll, pay employees and employer taxes, and file year-end taxes.

  • Ideal for business owners, CPAs, and accountants
  • Add unlimited companies and employees
  • Run unlimited payrolls for hourly and salaried employees
  • ACH direct deposit and MICR check printing
  • Customizable incomes, deductions, pay rates, pay frequencies, etc.
  • Print or E-File W2s and W3s to the SSA and most states
  • US-based payroll support – email, chat, and phone
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CheckMark Payroll Software Pro+ ($619.00) Change

2. PLATFORM Visit this LINK to determine whether your computer has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor (CPU) depending on the type of operating system on your computer.

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3. SOFTWARE DELIVERY CD– You will receive a stand-alone CD for CheckMark Payroll Software.
CD Series – You will receive CDs for all major updates throughout the year.
Digital Download - After completing your purchase, you can download the software or update immediately from the Product Details page.

CD - $25.00 Series - $50.00 Digital Download



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Simplify Your Payroll Processing Today

At CheckMark, we understand that managing payroll can be time-consuming and stressful for business owners and accountants. That's why we've designed CheckMark Payroll Software – the powerful, easy-to-use payroll solution that simplifies your payroll processing, saving you time and money.

With CheckMark Payroll Software, you can automate payroll processes, stay compliant with tax laws, and ensure accurate payroll calculations. Our customizable reports can help you analyze your payroll data and make informed decisions.

Effortlessly Manage Your Payroll

add unlimited companies and employees

Add Unlimited Companies and Employees

Easily add and manage multiple businesses and employees all in one place without any limitations.

run unlimited payrolls

Run Unlimited Payrolls

Run as many payrolls as you need, whenever you need them, ensuring your staff gets paid accurately and on time, every time.

ach direct deposit

ACH Direct Deposit

Whether you prefer the efficiency of ACH direct deposit or printing MICR checks, CheckMark has you covered.

simplified w2 reporting

Simplified W2 Reporting

Generate, distribute, and print/e-file W2 and W3 forms to the SSA and most states, ensuring compliance and peace of mind for both you and your employees.

uustomizable incomes deductions

Customizable Incomes & Deductions

Whether it's bonuses, commissions, 401(k) plan, or child support payments, have full control over your payroll structure.

>multiple pay rates and pay periods

Multiple Pay Rates and Pay Periods

No matter how complex your payroll requirements may be, rest assured that our software can handle it with ease.

pto management

PTO Management

From accruals to tracking vacation pay or sick pay, ensure your employees' time off is managed efficiently.

us based payroll support

US-Based Payroll Support

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that expert payroll support is just a phone call away.

cross platform compatibility

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Our payroll software is compatible with the latest versions of both Windows and Mac operating systems.

up to date irs tax tables and forms

Up-to-date IRS Tax Tables & Forms

CheckMark Payroll Software is automatically updated with the latest tax tables and forms, keeping you ahead of the curve and minimizing the risk of errors.

40 plus payroll reports

40-Plus Payroll Reports

From payroll summaries to tax reports, access the information you need to make informed decisions and streamline your processes.

affordable pricing

Affordable Pricing

With CheckMark's affordable pricing plans, enjoy robust enterprise-grade features and reliable support at a price that fits your budget.

NOTE: The new purchase of CheckMark Payroll Software includes 2024 version! After completing your order, you can download the 2024 version from the download page. If you require the 2023 version to finish up year-end reports and payroll, kindly send an email to sales@checkmark.com or call 970.225.0522 during normal business hours.

Enterprise-Level Features for Your Business

Most Popular

CheckMark Payroll Pro+

2024 Version


CheckMark Payroll Pro

2024 Version



Self Service Payroll
Automatic Payroll Calculation
Unlimited Companies
Unlimited Salaried & Hourly Employees
Unlimited Payrolls (Regular, Bonus, Off-Cycle, etc.)


All Pay Frequencies
Multiple Pay Rates
MICR Encoded Check Printing
ACH Direct Deposit


Printing & E-Filing of Forms 941, 940, 944, 943, W-2 & W-3
Employee Payroll Tax Filings
Access to 40+ Types of Payroll Reports


Employee Benefits (Health, Retirement, Insurence, etc.)
Customized Vacation and Sick Leave Policies
Customized Deductions and Garnishments


Support Within 12 Months 300 minutes 90 minutes
Exclusive Pro+ Toll-free Phone Number
Top-of-the-queue Priority
Reduced Data Recovery Rates
Online Access to Program Fixes
Exclusive Pro+ Support Live Chat

These are the minimum system requirements for installing CheckMark Payroll Software on your computer.

Payroll Software for Windows

  • 100 MB Available Disk Space
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Windows 8 or higher, including Windows 10 & Windows 11
  • Compatible Printer
  • Current Version of Adobe Reader

Payroll Software for Mac

  • 100 MB Available Disk Space
  • 512 MB RAM
  • macOS Mojave or higher, including Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, and Sonoma
  • Compatible Printer
  • Current Version of Adobe Reader

Average User Rating: (4.9/5)

Based on 99 Reviews

Flexible payroll program...

I really like Checkmark because you can use it as a stand alone payroll program and enter the payroll in as a journal entry with the posting summary it provides. We have changed our main software more than once, but did not have to put in the payroll information again because we do the payroll outside of our main program. Everything payroll related is included including the payroll reports and deduction details report for any deductions that are taken out of the employees checks. For deductions, you can set them up by percentage, fixed amount, put a limit on the amount, etc. It is a very flexible program for setting up payment types and deductions. Keep up the good work!

Deb, South Dakota

CheckMark was definitely our right choice…

When our accountant retired, we were left scrambling to find a way to handle our payroll for around 100 employees in 4 business units with 9 locations. Luckily, we found CheckMark and never looked back! It is so flexible and saves us so much money instead of using an online service! And as a bonus we are now able to offer Direct Deposit! Its amazing how much our employees count on accurate, timely, and flexible payroll from management. With CheckMark, we definitely made the right choice - for them, and us. When we started down this road in 2020, their customer service was there to help guide us through the setup process, and they still are if we ever have a question that needs answering.

Rick, California

It is the easiest payroll program I've used…

I have used CheckMark Payroll Software since 2013 for our company's payroll and W-2's. It is the easiest payroll program I've used. I don't need to use the customer support very often, but when I do they are very knowlegable and helpful. We pay commissions and hourly with several income categories and deduction types. Creating the tax reports through the program is very simple also. I highly recommend Checkmark Payroll and 1099 programs.

Sherry, Texas

Your associate Stephanie was outstanding…

Recently had a computer failure, so had to have some assistance to reload the checkmark application and relink the databases. Your associate Stephanie was outstanding. She stayed with me until everything was back up and perfect. She displayed a lot of patience and skill, even helping me thru my learning curve on my new computer and things that had nothing to do with checkmark. Simply outstanding customer service.

Randy, Colorado

ALWAYS work without an issue…

CheckMark Payroll software is extremely easy to use, the periodic tax software updates ALWAYS work without an issue and their representatives provide the best customer service when I have questions.

David, New Jersey

Do I need payroll software for my small business?

Absolutely! If you're running a business and managing employees, you are responsible for paying them accurately and on time. So, payroll software can significantly streamline your tasks involved in calculating and managing payroll.

What type of businesses can use CheckMark Payroll Software?

Our payroll software is best-suitable for small to medium-sized businesses and accountants. Our software is designed to be flexible and customizable to meet the payroll needs of businesses of different sizes and industries such as real estate companies, non-profits, hospitals, universities, restaurants, and more.

How much does CheckMark Payroll Software cost?

The cost of CheckMark Payroll Software depends on the specific version you choose. CheckMark Payroll Pro is priced at $549, while CheckMark Payroll Pro+ is priced at $619.

Can CheckMark Payroll Software help reduce costs?

Yes, our payroll software can help reduce costs by automating payroll processes, reducing the need for manual calculations, and minimizing the risk of errors that can result in penalties and fines. Most importantly, you can add unlimited companies and employees, and run unlimited payrolls without any additional costs. This means you can instantly reduce your payroll expenses.

How secure is my payroll data?

Our payroll software is on-premises software, meaning your payroll data is stored locally on your computer and not on CheckMark's servers. However, it's crucial to keep your computer, network, operating system, and antivirus software up-to-date to prevent unauthorized access.

CheckMark offers an optional cloud backup service for an additional cost of $59 per year to provide an extra layer of protection against data loss. Ultimately, the security of your payroll data depends on the measures you take to secure your computer and network.

When can I start using CheckMark Payroll Software?

You can start using our payroll software as soon as you purchase the software and install it on your computer. The software is user-friendly and can be easily set up, allowing you to start processing payroll quickly. Additionally, you can start using it at any time of the year without needing to adhere to any specific fiscal year. This provides your business with greater flexibility when it comes to managing payroll.

Can I import my data from other payroll applications?

Yes, our payroll software allows you to import data using a .txt or .csv file format. You can also import hours from a spreadsheet or time clock.

Are there added costs for upgrades like Direct Deposit and MICR check encoding?

There are no additional costs for upgrades like Direct Deposit and MICR check encoding. These features are included in the payroll software package, and there are no additional fees for their use.

What resources are available to help me get started?

CheckMark Payroll Software provides a range of resources to help you get started, including user guides, tutorials, knowledge base articles, and video demonstrations. These resources are designed to guide you through the software's features and functionality and help you set up and process payroll quickly and efficiently.

What are the support options?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to our customer support team by calling 970.225.0522 or emailing us at salesinfo@checkmark.com. Our support representatives are available during regular business hours, which are

8 am - 5 pm MST, Monday-Thursday

8 am - 4 pm MST, Friday.

Can I get help setting up Checkmark Payroll Software?

Yes. our customer support team is available to assist users with any questions or concerns you may have during the setup process. In addition to the user guide and tutorial videos, CheckMark offers technical support services to guide you through the software setup process. The support team will help you with setting up payroll, which will enable you to process payroll quickly and efficiently, and also provide you with helpful tips and best practices to ensure that you are using the software effectively.

How many times can I run payroll per month?

There is no limit to the number of times you can run payroll per month. You can run payroll as often as you need to, depending on your payroll schedule and the needs of your business. The software is designed to be flexible and customizable, allowing you to run payroll on your schedule, whether it's weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Do you offer payroll software in my state?

Yes. CheckMark Payroll Software is available in all 50 states of the United States. The software is designed to be compliant with all state and federal tax regulations and can be customized to meet the specific requirements of your state. Whether you are based in California, Texas, New York, or any other state, you can use CheckMark Payroll Software to manage your payroll and stay compliant with state and federal tax laws.

Are there additional fees for filing W2s?

No. There are no additional fees for filing W-2s. The software includes W-2 printing and electronic filing capabilities, which enable you to print W-2 forms for your employees and file them with the Social Security Administration (SSA) electronically. There are no additional fees for this service, and it is included in the cost of the software.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payment via all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

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