Arizona Payroll Services for Small Business

Virtual Associates is based in Arizona and has provided payroll services since 2006. We also offer bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable, financial reporting, and other small business accounting services.

There are over 550,000 small businesses in Arizona that process payroll for the more than 1 million people they employ. Small businesses makeup over 99% of all Arizona businesses and employ nearly 50% of all workers. Those are impressive numbers.

But wage payment law in the state of Arizona can make payroll processing a complicated and stressful chore. For instance:

✔ Arizona requires paychecks to be issued on two or more days per month, but no more than 16 days apart.

✔ It is required that employers retain payroll records showing the hours worked for each day worked, and the wages paid to all employees, for a period of 4 years.

✔ In Arizona, the employer must pay a discharged employee (fired, terminated, or laid off) all wages due within seven (7) days of the discharge or by the next regular payday, whichever is sooner.

“Virtual Associates always respond quickly, and with a friendly attitude. Excellent customer service!”

Brenda Aros, RN, CNOR – Nurse Administrator
SurgCenter Tucson – Tucson, AZ

Why Outsource Payroll Services?

A large corporation can usually afford to sustain an in-house Human Resources department if they choose. However, smaller businesses with between 1 – 50 employees find it a burden to maintain accounting staff, keep up with legislation and payroll tax laws, meet deadlines, and manage detailed record-keeping.

Indeed, there are numerous benefits to outsourcing payroll services in Arizona:

  • Accuracy
    Mistakes happen frequently when processing payroll. It is laborious and challenging to stay up-to-date on the current state and local tax codes.
  • Cost Savings
    For a small business, it’s generally less expensive to outsource payroll versus paying for accounting software, staff, office space, and supplies, plus the expense of penalties when errors are made.
  • Time Savings
  • The time required to manage all aspects of payroll and accompanying systems is a large investment every month. Small business owners find spending their time managing and growing the company is more valuable in the long run.

Small Business Payroll Management

Virtual Associates handles all aspects of payroll processing and can even help you manage 401K and related human resources functions.

  • Weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly pay dates
  • Direct deposit or paper checks
  • Statement of Wages (Pay Stub)
  • Quarterly state and federal payroll tax filing
  • State unemployment tax filings
  • Federal and State withholding tax payments

We are a small business helping other small businesses with a focus on exceptional customer service and a personal touch. We guarantee your payroll will be accurate, timely, and hassle-free. Browse our blog and Contact us for a free consultation or call (928) 325-7384.


Arizona Service Area

We serve small business owners nationwide, but our home base is in Prescott Valley. Our local service area includes the quad cities of Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott, and Prescott Valley.