When your small business has reached the point where you need even one employee, its time to hire a payroll service. The service takes the worry and headaches out of the entire process, allowing you to focus on building and growing your business.

A payroll service ensures that employees are paid accurately and on time, but not all services offer the same level of benefits. It pays to shop around for the company that best fits your needs now and in the future. Payroll services may help you with employee schedules, your accounting practices and even software. The company may also track overtime and employee benefits.


One of the most important tasks that a payroll provider does is ensure that the business is in compliance with all relevant reporting requirements and changes in tax laws. They know what forms employers must file and when.

Accuracy and Security

Employers are required to withhold specific taxes and in certain amounts. The computations can be complex. Payroll services ensure the appropriate amount of withholding is calculated. They use highly specialized software and are dedicated to accuracy in every aspect. They can provide the appropriate financial information for any governmental query or request. All data is maintained securely and confidentially.

Employee Verification

There’s a lot of paperwork involved when hiring any employee. A payroll service streamlines the process of verifying a potential employee and gathering the necessary information about them, such as if they’re eligible to work in the U.S., if they have a criminal history, and past employment records. Self-service employee accounts are another benefit. Individuals can manage their employee account online to enroll in benefits and update their information when needed.


Even if you only have 1 employee now, that will change as your company grows. The ability to handle payroll for any number of employees is essential. You’ll want a payroll service that’s able to keep up with your evolving company needs and the services it offers, along with flexible payment plans.

At Peavy and Associates PC our mission is to assist you with all your tax preparations, payroll and accounting needs.  We provide our clients with professional, personalized accounting services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Give us a call today (843) 347-0849 and discover why our clients return to Peavy and Associates, PC year after year!