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CCH Small Firm Services — ATX Payroll & TaxWise Payroll



ATX: 888-455-0183;

TaxWise: 888-455-0182;


2011 Overall Rating 4


Best Fit

Accounting firms and small companies who need a live and after-the-fact payroll preparation tool designed to work with the ATX and CCH write up solutions, as well as firms who are using ProSystem fx Practice Management, or need check in/checkout capabilities.


  • Direct deposit files can be generated from within application & are compatible with most financial institutions.
  • Paychecks can be printed on blank check stock; application prints MICR encoding.
  • Check in/checkout for company files permits offline collaboration; after-the-fact payroll supported.
  • Data can be imported from QuickBooks, Sage Peachtree, ProSystem fx Practice Management or text files & can be exported to the ATX & TaxWise write-up applications.
  • Separate modules for live payroll, tax forms/e-filing & payroll compliance allow users to purchase only the tools needed.

Potential Limitations

  • Reports cannot be customized, although reports can be exported to Excel for filtering.





With the ability to bundle payroll and accounting software together, as well as the availability of multiple modules, the ATX and TaxWise Payroll systems provide cost-effective payroll solutions for accounting professionals serving small business clients. Pricing for the core live payroll module is $395 and allows for unlimited client files and employees. Electronic filing capabilities through the W-2/1099 module are $199, and the Payroll Compliance Module is $349. The core live payroll solution and W-2/1099 module may also be bundled with the available accounting software solution for $995.

Product Delivery Methods

_X_ On-Premises

___ SaaS

___ Hosted by Vendor



Basic System Functions 4

Reporting & Monitoring 3.5

Integration/Import/Export 4.25

Help/Support 4.25

Client Self-Service Features N/A


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