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The easiest way to pay contractors

OnPay makes hiring and paying independent contractors a breeze with convenient payroll and HR software. You’ll save time and money with accurate payments, worker self-service, and automated year-end 1099 filings — all for one low monthly price.

  1. OnPay
  2. Payroll software
  3. 1099 workers

Fast, flexible 1099 payroll software

Our top-rated payroll does it all:

  • Unlimited monthly pay runs and schedules
  • Pay contractors and employees with a few clicks
  • Automated filings — including the 1099-NEC
  • Run payroll from anywhere with cloud-based software

Simplify your back office

Invite workers to onboard themselves to save time and data entry. Keep an eye on the bottom line with built-in reports that break out contractor pay, as well as automated integrations with Xero and QuickBooks. And your contractors can download their own 1099s at the end of the year.

Loved by small businesses. Respected by experts.

“With OnPay I can pay employees and contractors through one system. The flexibility makes all the difference for my business and keeps reporting extremely accurate.”

Sasha Rowe

Rivvly, Inc

Dallas, TX

A top online payroll services for small business, according to PC Mag

Editors’ Choice

“It's an excellent choice for many small businesses—even those with advanced needs in both payroll and HR.”

Kathy Yakal, August 2020

5-Star Rated on Capterra
5-Star Rated on G2 Crowd
5-Star Rated on Software Advice

$36 + $4 per worker each month

Everything OnPay can do is one low price — no sneaky fees, ever.

Employees who enjoy using a small business payroll service
  • Pay by direct deposit, check, or debit card
  • Run payroll in any state for no extra cost
  • Only pay for active workers each month
  • Free setup and migration of employee data
  • Worker self-service and onboarding built in

1099 Worker Payroll Service FAQs

  • How does payroll for 1099 contractors work?

    Paying your team in OnPay is easy ⁠— whether they are W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, or a combination. You can pay all types of workers in the same payroll, or keep things separate with our unlimited pay runs. And we handle all of the calculations so that you only pay payroll taxes for your employees.

  • How will my contractors get paid?

    With OnPay, you can pay your 1099 workers by direct deposit to their bank account, printed check, or prepaid payroll debit card.

  • How do I onboard 1099 workers?

    OnPay makes it easy to hire contractors. You can invite them to self-onboard themselves, or if you have their details you can manually add them yourself.

  • Can I onboard a contractor with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?

    Yes! If your contractor does not have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or Social Security Number (SSN), you can onboard them to OnPay with an ITIN instead. Learn more about hiring someone with an ITIN and what your responsibilities are as an employer.

  • How much does the contractor payroll feature cost?

    You get everything OnPay does for one simple price: $36 + $4 per person per month. You only pay for workers who are paid each month, so you won’t be overpaying for contractors who are seasonal or only work occasionally.

Try the best payroll for 1099 workers

We’ll take care of all of the setup, and your first month is on us.

  • Save time and money with OnPay.

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