Many employers use payroll software, which allows them to quickly generate and print payroll checks. If you are a small business or a sole proprietorship, you might not need payroll software. Still, you have to establish a payment system. You can generate and print your paychecks free online a number of ways.

Download a free payroll accounting web-based software, such as NolaPro. The software includes modules for tax accounting, payroll accounting, accounts receivables, accounts payable and inventory tracking. The payroll feature allows you to log hours, figure wages and taxes, store employee personnel data, and issue payroll checks and tax forms. NolaPro is free to use and is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems.

Use a free trial. Some payroll providers such as Intuit have an online payroll service, which allows you to print paychecks online in minutes. The service is generally not free in the long run, but you can take advantage of the free trial, which saves you money and helps you gauge its efficiency. Checks are usually printable on preprinted checks, or blank checks, available at stationary supply stores. The length of the free trial depends on the provider.

Visit to print free payroll check stubs. Use their salary or hourly calculator to calculate your wages and deductions. You can view or print the check stub.


When using the free trial, get specifics of the trial from the provider, such as steps you should take to cancel or purchase the service.

Contact web-based payroll service solutions, such as SurePayroll or Sage Full-Service Payroll. Many of these companies charge low-cost fees for online payroll processing, which includes check generation and printing.

Use an office suite program such as Microsoft Office Online. The Microsoft online community submits many of the free paycheck templates available; therefore, the quantity and quality might vary. You must have Microsoft Office Word 2007 installed on your computer to download templates.