Changing payroll providers is easy.

We'll help you every step of the way.

Three Easy Steps
  1. Create your account
  2. Set up your company details
  3. Close your old account
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Best times to switch

Switching at any time is easy. To make things even simpler, the best times to switch are generally at the beginning of every quarter.
This means less information that's needed from you.

Here are the easiest months to make the transition:

Step One

Create your account

Signing up for Gusto takes less than a minute and your first month is on us.
We're confident you will love our product.

Create Account
No credit card required. Cancel any time.
Step Two

Set up your company details

What you need for setup

Company Details
Basic Company Details

This includes your business name, addresses, entity type, and bank info. You'll also need specific financial information as described in our help center.

Employee & Contractor Information
Employee & Contractor Information

Entering employee email addresses will allow them to complete employee self-onboarding, saving you from manually adding their personal information.

Payment Preferences
Previous Paystubs

We’ll tell you exactly which paystubs you will need from your old provider. Then you can input your employees’ year-to-date wage and tax information.

Set up your company details
Step Three

Close your old account

When you're done setting up your Gusto account, let your previous payroll provider know you switched.
We'll make your transition seamless.

What happens next

Payment Preferences
Quarterly Filings

We will begin filing all quarterly returns for the quarter of your first payday with Gusto.

Payment Preferences
Ensure Past Taxes are Paid

Tell us which taxes your previous provider will be refunding to your corporate bank account. On the next business day, we will debit your account and pay these taxes on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will file my W-2's for wages processed by my previous provider?

We will file complete Forms W-2 for the entire year. We'll gather all of the necessary wage information during your setup process to ensure they are accurate.

What if I can't find some information that you're asking for?

Our help center articles will tell you exactly where to find the information. If you're still having trouble, simply give us a call at (800) 936‑0383 or send us an email at

Do I have to sign a contract to use Gusto for my company?

Nope! There are no contracts. You can stop at any time, but we're confident you'll love using Gusto.

Happy to help

Visit our FAQ Section, or speak with our customer support team.
We'd be delighted to answer any questions.

(800) 936-0383