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LivePayroll ™ (incl. 941/940)
Process payroll, send paychecks (printed and/or by Direct Deposit) and stubs, and file all payroll tax returns.
Purchase Options
LivePayroll (incl. 941/940)
First-Time Purchase
$359.00Buy Now
LivePayroll (incl. 941/940) Renewal $349.00 Renew
LivePayroll plus Network Upgrade
First-Time Purchase
$568.00Buy Now
LivePayroll Renewal plus Network Upgrade$558.00 Renew
LivePayroll Upgrade for 941/940 User
(Requires 941/940 Program)
$175.00Buy Now
Payroll System Network Upgrade Only
(Add to cost of single user program)
One Network Upgrade covers all programs within Payroll System.
$209.00Buy Now
  • Print real returns and paychecks in minutes with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that is common to other CFS programs.
  • Process live payroll or enter paychecks after-the-fact with CFS 941/940 (included).
  • Enter payroll data on a daily, quarterly, monthly or paycheck basis.
  • Automatically calculate wages based on the employee’s annual salary or hours worked and hourly rate, federal withholding, state withholding, local withholding, Social Security, Medicare, and other payroll deductions.
  • Customize income, tax, and deduction items for each employer.
  • Print paychecks on blank check stock, preprinted checks, or as pay stubs.
  • Produce payroll for an unlimited number of employers with an unlimited number of employees.
  • Import QuickBooks® after-the-fact paycheck data to save data entry time.
  • Use all the clients, forms and features of CFS 941/940, included with your purchase at no extra charge.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave tracking and reporting
  • Direct Deposit
  • Includes free electronic filing of federal employment tax returns via file upload to the IRS MeF website
Direct Deposit:
  • Pay employees electronically.
  • Transmit payment for your clients' employees or for your own.
  • Low one-time setup cost: $19.95 per customer, then $14.95 for each employer.
  • Powered by National Payment Corporation (NatPay), which processes more than $12 billion in employee direct deposits annually.
  • Transaction history reports in both Payroll System or NatPay web portal.
  • Reminder and alert system.
  • Instructional videos and help files.
  • Four funding options covering between 1-4 business days of turnaround time.
Funding Options Submit Payroll by Cost per Transaction
4-day Regular ACH Monday, if payday is Friday $0.54
3-day Expedited ACH Tuesday, if payday is Friday $0.59
2-day Prefunded ACH Wednesday, if payday is Friday $0.54
1-day Prefunded Expedited ACH Thursday, if payday is Friday $0.59
There is a one-time setup fee of $19.95 per CFS customer and $14.95 per employer.
Application PDFs:
LivePayroll ™ is released before the start of each year.
Payroll System Overview:
The CFS Payroll System, a complete and affordable payroll solution, is made up of four fully integrated programs:
Payroll System Suite ™ LivePayroll ™ (incl. 941/940)
941/940 ™
W2/1099 ™
Payroll Corrector ™
 W2/1099 E-File add-on ™

Each program can be purchased separately or as a suite (call 800-343-1157 to order).
(W2/1099 E-File add-on ™ requires the W2/1099 ™ and is not included with the purchase of the suite.)

Choose the program combination that is right for your firm's payroll needs. Paycheck information entered into the 941/940 ™ accumulates and transfers to the W2/1099 ™. Should it be necessary to do a corrected return, 941/940 ™ and W2/1099 ™ data transfers to the Payroll Corrector ™.
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System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor and RAM appropriate for the operating system
  • Minimum 100MB hard drive space

Check knowledge base for e-filing (1099, W-2, federal/state payroll returns) information.