With a few notable exceptions, contractor payroll software is something of a misnomer. Typically, payroll is a system that processes paychecks made to employees, whereas contractors are paid via invoice as a business-to-business expenditure. Again, it’s all a question of whether the worker is classified as a 1099 contractor vs. employee payroll.
Of course, your company may indeed hire a range of skilled workers as construction employees. Carpenters, plumbers, and electricians are just the tip of the roof dormer. In fact, the best way to think about contractor payroll software is a general contracting company who needs payroll support as a contractor, rather than for a contractor.
Contractor Payroll Software from AMS
Contracting companies need a software solution that processes and tracks payroll information, paycheck adjustments and tax and wage reporting requirements. And that’s just the beginning. With a system like AMS Payroll, we can handle MICR checks, paystub vouchers, and direct deposit processing. We also have support for all 50 states, D.C.,, as well as e-file capabilities for your unemployment tax forms and other state-based employer obligations. Automatic paycheck calculations are backed by dozens of User Defined Fields so you can implement a health plan, paid time off, as well as a full package of employee benefit programs.
1099 Contractor Payment Software
Now, if your workers are classified as 1099 contractors—which is not uncommon in an industry full of subcontractors—you may still benefit from 1099 form preparation software. Here’s the really good news: This type of functionality is already included as part of our W-2/1099 Forms Filer software. For a low flat-fee price, you can get an essential set of data management features for your W-2, 1099, and related filing forms.
This software is also the platform on which the rest of our product modules are built. Starting with AMS Payroll, you can customize a suite of products and build out a comprehensive payroll and filing solution for your contracting business. Whether it’s MICR checks and blank form printing, full e-file and mailing services, or ACA support software, an investment of a few hundred dollars can bring a powerful filing solution to your contracting business.
Contractor Payroll Software for Other Industries
Construction is, by far, the most common industry in which people use the title “contractor,” but strictly speaking, almost any industry can be populated with independent contractors and contractor-like employees. From nannies and caregivers to other household employees, from restaurant payroll software to non-profit support, our software offers the kind of support that makes it easy to integrate your individual company data with general, industry-specific, and geo-specific filing form requirements.
Check out the software solutions that have made us—and continue to make us–an industry leader in W-2, 1099, and payroll support software. You can see our software in action by downloading our free demo. You can also talk to our Sales and Info team at (800) 536-1099. Buy and download our software directly through the site whenever you’re ready.