Payroll Services in Chicago, IL

At Lewis CPA, we offer efficient and accurate CPA payroll services. We're proud to provide comprehensive tax and accounting solutions for individuals and businesses, and we strive to remain a leader while providing our clients with the finest of services.

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We service 1,000+ businesses and 3,000+ individual clients, many of them located nationwide.
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38 Years of Experience
Since 1986, we’ve provided comprehensive tax and accounting solutions for individuals and businesses.
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With our technology stack, we provide remote accounting services for you and your business, regardless the location.

Trusted Full-Service Payroll Provider in Chicago, IL

Business owners in Chicago, IL trust us as their preferred full-service payroll provider. We understand the unique payroll needs of local businesses and have earned a reputation as one of the leading payroll providers in the area. With 25+ years of experience, we've become the go-to choice for business owners seeking trusted payroll services in Chicago.

Our comprehensive tax and accounting services provide a smooth and efficient experience. We use our up-to-date payroll software to manage your payroll with a high level of accuracy in compliance with tax laws. Rely on our team of experts to handle the paperwork and streamline your operations with outsourced payroll services, financial planning, CFO services, auditing, and bookkeeping services.

Trusted Full-Service Payroll Provider in Chicago, IL

Outsourced Payroll Services

Our comprehensive CPA payroll services include but aren't limited to planning, reporting, filing local, state, and federal tax returns, and managing deposits without the risk of accruing fees.

Payroll Processing

Our payroll processing services are confidential, compliant, and secure and include streamlining systems with direct deposit. Rest assured that we'll ensure compliance with new tax regulations.

Federal and State Payroll Tax Filings

Our federal and state payroll tax filing services involve calculating paychecks, paying your employees, delivering payroll tax services, and calculating time off.

Preparation of W-2s and W-3s

We have the skills and expertise to prepare your W-2s and W-3s with fast and secure files, so you're ready for tax time.

Preparation of 1099s

We can prepare your 1099s with a high level of accuracy to ensure the proper tax forms are filed.

Payroll Compliance Audits

Conducting periodic audits to ensure payroll processes adhere to relevant laws and regulations.

Unemployment Claims

We'll also process any unemployment claims to ensure they're efficiently submitted and have accurate information that avoids potential fines or complications.

Payroll Compliance Audits

Conducting periodic audits to ensure payroll processes adhere to relevant laws and regulations.

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Benefits of Outsourced Payroll Services

Benefits of Outsourced Payroll Services
  • Affordability

    Our payroll services in Chicago are cost-effective and affordable. We're proud to accommodate small to large businesses with different budgets. Not only are we affordable, but given that we offer top-notch CPA payroll service, you'll save money in the long run.

  • Save Time

    You can save a significant amount of time relying on our team of professionals to manage your payroll to ensure you can give more attention to growing your business.

  • Peace of Mind

    You don't have to worry about errors or mistakes that are made when managing payroll due to a lack of experience. Our professionals have the experience to handle every detail correctly, helping you avoid audits and fines.

  • Shift Your Focus to Your Core Competencies

    Instead of attempting to navigate the complexities that come with managing your payroll, you can have more time to focus on your core competencies for increased productivity, which will help you make more money in the long run.

Tailored Payroll Services for Your Business

We understand that every business is different, which is why we offer tailored payroll services that are specific to your needs. Our services are available to small- to mid-sized businesses, contractors, and professional services. Sit back and relax while we handle all the paperwork and details.

Our tailored payroll services for retailers are designed to meet the unique demands of your industry. We understand the complexities of retail payroll, from variable hours to seasonal fluctuations. Our services ensure precise calculation of wages, tax compliance, and timely payment processing.

Our team knows the payroll requirements of local, state, and federal agencies and has the expertise needed to handle withholdings. We'll handle all the reporting and depositing of different payroll taxes to each agency.

We have the experience needed to track employee time and pay rates, cut paychecks or process direct deposits, prepare and send tax forms, and calculate and deduct payroll taxes.

We meet the unique needs of not-for-profit organizations while managing pay and deductions. We ensure your employees are classified and entered correctly, verify each employee's contact information, and remove vulnerabilities that can put not-for-profits at risk.

Why Outsource Payroll Services to Us?

At, we have a comprehensive approach that allows you to have a clearer picture of your finances with our services.

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We work quickly and efficiently to avoid potential delays that come with attempting to manage payroll on your own.
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You can work with a certified CPA to handle all the details to make it a smooth and efficient process.
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Our professional services are personalized and tailored toward your needs, leading to higher satisfaction and a smoother process for you.
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Our services are complete and can provide you with comprehensive insight into each area of your payroll. You don't have to worry about anything as we're a full-service Chicago payroll company.

Client Reviews

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Changing accountants can be a stressful, confusing experience for many companies.  However, through the competence, professionalism, and friendliness, of Susan B. Lewis and her staff, we were able to make positive, economical changes to our accounting and payroll processes. [...]. This is a hard-working group of people that take care of their clients financial and tax needs exceptionally well.
Liz Holmberg
I have been using Sue Lewis for my business and personal taxes for years and have had a great experience. Sue and everyone at her office are great. They are all very knowledgeable and ready to help. From handling payroll to yearly tax reporting they handle everything without much needed from me. They make my life easy!
Mike Avallone
Complete accounting services. Professional, friendly, and trustworthy. I would recommend them.
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FAQs about Payroll Services

  • How much do outsourced CPA payroll services cost in Chicago?

    The average cost of outsourced CPA payroll services in Chicago, IL is $200 to $250 for each employee. The overall price is influenced by the level of experience of the company you hire, as well as tax filing, general ledger interface, courier and delivery charges, employee pay options, quarterly and year-end reporting, and Affordable Care Act reporting. If you have specific questions about prices, we're happy to provide you with additional information.

  • What are outsourced payroll services?

    Outsourced payroll services refer to the practice of small business owners contracting with a payment service or small business payroll processing provider to handle their small business payroll. These services can include tasks such as salary calculations, tax processing, and compliance, allowing business owners to focus on core operations.

  • Is outsourcing payroll secure and confidential?

    Yes, outsourcing payroll to a reputable small business payroll processing provider ensures secure and confidential handling of sensitive financial information. Providers like ours use robust data security measures and encryption to safeguard payroll data, giving business owners peace of mind while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Do I still have control over my payroll with outsourcing?

    Absolutely. When outsourcing payroll, small business owners retain control by providing necessary information and reviewing payroll before processing. This collaborative approach ensures that the payroll accurately reflects the business's needs and allows business owners to maintain oversight while benefiting from the expertise of the payroll service provider.

  • Are online payroll services the same as outsourced?

    Online payroll services can be a type of outsourced payroll service. While "outsourced" broadly refers to delegating payroll tasks to an external provider, "online payroll services" specifically means using internet-based platforms and software to manage payroll functions. Essentially, online payroll services are a subset of outsourced payroll services that use digital technology for efficiency and accessibility.

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Ready to streamline your payroll and free up time for what matters most? Contact us today for personalized small business payroll solutions that fit your needs.

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