Setting up new payroll 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. Confirm your bank account
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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
Payment Preferences

Let us know how often you want your employees to get paid and whether they want to be paid by Direct Deposit or check.

Set up your company details
Step Three

Confirm your bank account

We’ll make a few small test deposits into your company’s bank account.
It usually takes 1-2 business days for the deposits to appear.

Once you verify the deposit amounts, you're ready to run your first payroll.

Test Deposits
Congrats, you did it!
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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