The best payroll for small businesses

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Why small businesses love Gusto

Payroll for regular people

We give you total control over your payroll and make it simple to run—even on mobile. We pack it full of helpful tips too.

Employee self-onboarding

Your new employees can enter all of their info online, plus they can download their paystubs and W-2s, even after they leave.

Automated taxes

It's almost magic. All of your local, state and federal taxes are filed automatically. You won't have to file another form again.

Quickbooks and beyond

Our payroll service seamlessly integrates with popular financial software including Quickbooks, Xero, Freshbooks and many more.

Make payday a celebration

Gusto lets you add personal thank you notes to employee paystubs, and sends you reminders for birthdays and anniversaries.

World-class customer service

Our USA-based care team is composed of expert, friendly payroll professionals. Give them a call at (800) 936-0383 and say hello.

Resource framework guide
Master those tricky payroll and tax issues

Get answers and find detailed guides in our small business payroll center. Go to Payroll 101

Loved by more than 40,000 businesses across all 50 states

  • “Gusto hits the payroll service sweet spot in every way. It's affordable and simple to use, and its stylish, skillful, friendly design takes some of the edge off of a complex process. It's our Editors’ Choice.”

    - PC Magazine, 2015
  • “What makes Gusto so easy to use? Employers can set up the process in minutes, and the web-based software automates employee payments, tax calculations, and direct deposit.”

    - Fortune, 2015
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Manage payroll with Gusto: We know that running payroll can be one of the last things small businesses want to think about, but we also know that taking care of your employees can be one of the biggest keys to success. That’s why we’ve developed online payroll services that are simple, fast, and affordable. We help you with everything from managing new employee onboarding to automatically processing and filing all local, state, and federal payroll taxes. We integrate with most popular accounting software, and if you ever have any questions our world-class customer service team is just a phone call away (yes, a phone call). Try out our small business payroll free for 1 month, or watch a demo to see why over 40,000 businesses love Gusto.