10 Best Chicago Payroll Companies

Find the best payroll companies in Chicago with contact information. We also have answers to common questions and additional info for doing payroll locally.

Updated on June 22nd, 2020

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Chicago payroll companies offer local small businesses a way to focus on what they do best and let professionals handle payroll. Use our list to find the best payroll services near you.

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Top 10 Chicago Payroll Companies:

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Phone Number


John Joseph Griffin, CPA, P.C.

(773) 545-6750


D Tax People

(773) 346-6968


Ops Accounting

(312) 324-4829


EZ Tax and Accounting Service

(773) 442-8278


S & H Income Tax

(773) 545-5201


Campbell Accounting, LLC

(773) 467-1400


America's Financial Services, Inc

(312) 929-2394


MZ Partners

(773) 340-8695


McGee & Company Ltd

(773) 654-2300


Davis Tax Service

(773) 520-3778


What are the best small business payroll services in Chicago?

  • John Joseph Griffin, CPA, P.C.
  • S & H Income Tax.
  • MZ Partners.
  • Campbell Accounting, LLC.
  • EZ Tax and Accounting Service.
  • D Tax People.
  • Ops Accounting.
  • America's Financial Services, Inc.

What do payroll processing services in Chicago cost?

Between $19.00 and $200.00 per month, depending on taxes, how often you run payroll, number of employees, and other factors.

What should I know about doing payroll in Chicago?

Chicago does not currently have local tax laws that will complicate doing payroll. However, you will still need to withhold state and federal income tax for those employees.

Employers in Chicago are required to withhold paid unemployment insurance. The unemployment insurance rate is determined on an employer by employer basis and ranges from 0.5% to 6.4%.

The state of Illinois has reciprocal agreements with Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin which means that if an employee works and lives in the above-mentioned states, their taxes can be withheld and paid according to the employee’s residency state.

Chicago has a local minimum wage of $12.00 while the state of Illinois has a minimum wage of $8.25.

Where can I find more regional payroll companies?