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Payroll for the United States

David Birchmier
on 12/28/14, 7:40 PM 2,840 views

We are transitioning from Quickbooks which had a very slick method of handling payroll and payroll taxes.

  1. How does Odoo handle this?
  2. Will Payroll Taxes need to be calculated manually with Odoo?
  3. What modules would you recommend? 
  4. Does Odoo integrate with any 3rd party Payment Providers like Zenpayroll.com ?

Hi David, did Canada Payroll match with US payroll?

Baiju KS
on 12/28/14, 11:20 PM

Hi Baiju, It would be similar but the taxes would be different for the US.

David Birchmier
on 12/29/14, 2:08 AM

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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 1/4/15, 7:57 PM

It depends what you mean by payroll. Some people expect to just print a paycheck and to take care of the payment processing separately and manually. Others expect to click on one button and that Odoo would automatically connect to your bank to process the payments. The latter is not feasible as of v8.0.

1. There is a payroll module. It is a very low level and generic module. Low level doesn't mean incomplete or bad, it means it is very close to the framework and, hence, very technical. You have to specify absolutely everything in it to make it work. It is so technical that it almost requires to be a developer to configure it (or a very advanced Odoo functional consultant). It is as powerful as it is generic but you will have to know all the rules governing payroll in your country/state/city and input them. For the US, there is no template or pre-configuration module at the time of v8.0. You can find examples of pre-configuration modules with the payroll modules of Belgium, India, or France (eg: l10n_be_hr_payroll and l10n_be_hr_payroll_account).

2. Odoo can calculate it automatically if you input the rules properly

3. Start by installing hr_payroll

4. Not as a certified module at least. On a previous version of Odoo, Novapoint had made a connector to CompuPay: http://prn.to/1Kd1RbU

My general advice is to not use Odoo for payroll purposes at this time unless you are involved in a very large project with a very large customer.

Thank you. This was very helpful and exactly what we needed to know. We came to the came conclusion and opted to use Zenpayroll. We will likely build an integration for Zenpayroll to Odoo in the future.

David Birchmier
on 1/4/15, 7:59 PM
Joel Handwell
On 1/25/17, 5:02 PM

There is odoo-us-payroll module including l10n_us_hr_payroll and l10n_us_hr_payroll_account

Module web page: https://hibou.io/page/us-payroll-calculations

Module source code: https://github.com/hibou-io/odoo-us-payroll

Module Author: https://github.com/jaredkipe

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