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Full-service, flexible payroll
All local, state, and federal payroll taxes are calculated, filed, and paid automatically.
You can set payroll to run automatically each pay period. Nice!
We issue and file your W-2s and 1099s, plus send them to your employees and contractors.
We’ll automatically report new hires to the government for you.
When you set these up in Gusto, we’ll automatically send the payments for you in all states except South Carolina.
Gusto can automatically adjust wages to comply with the FLSA Tip Credit minimum wage requirement.
We file all federal, state, and local payroll tax forms on behalf of your company, using e-file, e-sign, and e-fax
technologies. For you, that means it’s all automated and paperless. This includes:
Annual report of wages, tips, and other compensation paid to an employee, as well as the employee's taxes withheld.
Annual report of payments made to an unincorporated business or independent contractor.
Annual report of all wages, tax liabilities and payments made under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).
Quarterly reports of federal wages, tax withheld from employees, employer's portion of Social Security or Medicare tax, and total tax deposits.
Filed each quarter with Form 941 if you’re claiming the Federal R&D Tax Credit.
We file these too. For specifics,
check out this list.
Run payroll in as many states as you need. We support all 50.
Run payroll as many times as you need.
Pay contractors through Gusto and we automatically file and send your 1099s.
You don’t need to wait until the next pay period to pay employees.
Cancel payroll with two clicks.
Pay your team weekly, bi-weekly, twice a month, or monthly.
Enter the net amount your employee should receive, and our software will figure out the gross amount you need to pay before taxes. Great for bonuses.
Customize your pay schedule based on your team’s needs.
Add deductions pre-tax for benefits, or post-tax for things like garnishments.
We support both!
Pay an employee different rates based on the work they perform each pay period.
Deduct employee garnishments. For child-support garnishments (in all states but South Carolina), we
automatically send payments to the state for you once you’ve set up the deduction in Gusto.
Pay employee reimbursements at the same time you run payroll.
Run payroll when it's convenient for you up until your payroll deadline. Hold onto your money until payday.
Generate and download reports for payroll history, bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, tax payments, and more.
with QuickBooks, Xero, and FreshBooks.
such as medical insurance, 401(k), and more through Gusto, and deductions automatically sync with payroll.
For eligible companies, Gusto supports claims for the Federal R&D Tax Credit.
Automatically import employee hours into Gusto by integrating with one of our
from our partner, Receipt Bank.
At the end of the year, Gusto will supply a report with the details your accountant will need to claim the FICA Tip Credit tax incentive on your corporate tax returns.
Your employees’ paychecks go straight to their bank accounts.
New employees fill out their info online, including contact information, bank account details, and W-4s.
Employees receive fun payday emails, which you can personalize with your own notes.
Employees can make charitable contributions directly from their paychecks, with automatic deductions.
Employees can access their paystubs and W-2s online, even after they leave your team.
You can organize employees and contractors into departments for easy management and reporting.
Set time-off policies and track vacation and sick balances for your employees.
Our easy-to-use software and helpful support team is here to help you get started.
Access your account and run payroll any time on your smartphone or tablet.
Paper is a thing of the past. With Gusto, you can sign your forms online.
Sync payroll deadlines, birthdays, and employee anniversaries to your calendar in Google Calendar, Outlook, or iCal.
Add your accountant, bookkeeper, or other team members to help you with payroll.