Payroll

Everything’s included, at no extra charge

Flexibility comes standard

Run payroll as many times as you need, at your convenience. Best of all, everything is included in our simple monthly price.

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    Unlimited bonus and off-cycle payrolls

    You can pay your employees at any time. No need to wait until the next pay period.

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    Easy cancellations

    Made a mistake? No worries. You can quickly cancel a payroll with a single click and re-run it when you’re ready.

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    Flexible payment schedules

    Choose how often your team gets paid: weekly, bi-weekly, twice a month, or monthly.

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    No calculator needed

    You should be able to give bonuses on the spot without having to make tax calculations. Simply enter the net amount your employees should receive, and we’ll figure out the gross amount you need to pay before taxes.

Our complete payroll feature list

Employee Features


  • Automated new hire reporting

    We report new hires to the government for you.

  • Employee self-enrollment

    Employees can enter and edit their personal details online, saving you time.

  • Digital paystubs

    A beautifully designed paystub is emailed directly to employees. No more print-outs.

  • Easy charitable donations

    Employees have the option to make charitable contributions directly from their paychecks.

  • Lifetime accounts

    Employees can access their paystubs and W-2 forms online, even after they leave your team.

Automated Tasks


  • Automatic tax processing

    We automatically calculate, pay and file your local, state and federal payroll taxes.

  • Payroll on AutoPilot™

    You can set payroll to run automatically each pay period.

  • Contractors

    We automatically generate and send 1099 forms to your contractors, then file those forms with your other tax documents.

Advanced Features


  • Net-to-Gross Payments

    Give us the net amount an employee should receive and we’ll calculate the gross payment required. This is often used for bonuses.

  • Unlimited payrolls

    Run payroll as many times as you like, including bonuses and off-cycle payrolls.

  • Cancel payroll

    You may cancel a payroll with a single click and re-run it when you’re ready.

  • Flexible schedules

    Choose how often employees are paid: weekly, monthly, bi-weekly or twice per month.

  • Detailed payroll reports

    We generate detailed PDF reports for payroll history, bank transactions, contractor payments, paid time off, tax payments and more.

  • Multiple Pay Rates

    Pay employees who wear multiple hats different rates based on the work they performed each pay period.

  • Multiple Pay Schedules

    Customize your pay schedule based on the needs of your team.

  • Easy Calendar Sync

    Sync payroll deadlines, birthdays and employee anniversaries to your personal calendar in Outlook, Google Calendar or iCal.

  • Time Off Requests

    Employees can request vacation and sick time that you can easily approve and track.

Standard Features


  • Easy online setup

    Our online setup walks you carefully through every step required to pay your team.

  • Expert customer care

    Our USA-based customer support is something we're incredibly proud of, and we never charge extra for it.

  • Hourly & salary

    We support hourly and salaried employees.

  • Vacation & sick days

    You can set your business's time off policies. We also help you stay compliant with state-mandated sick time requirements.

  • Collaboration

    It's easy to work with your accountant, bookkeeper or other team members on your payroll.

  • Direct deposit & checks

    Pay your team via direct deposit or check.

  • Pre-tax benefits

    Administer medical insurance, HSA, FSA, IRA, 401(k) and other pre-tax benefits with our integrated benefit partners.

  • Reimbursements

    Pay your employee reimbursements at the same time you run payroll.

  • Software integrations

    Gusto works with QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks and many more.

  • Teams

    You can organize employees and contractors into teams for easy management and reporting.

  • Mobile

    Access and update your account any time on your smartphone or tablet.

  • Digital signatures

    Paper forms are a thing of the past. You can sign all of your forms online.

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