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How Gusto’s online payroll works.
Online payroll you can run from anywhere.
Gusto’s small business cloud payroll software is incredibly easy and convenient. Hours worked, benefits deductions, and other tedious calculations are all automatically synced.
Everything in one place, saved to the cloud.
With Gusto, you have one online destination for your payroll and HR documents, from new hire paperwork and benefits elections to payroll tax forms.
More than just payroll services.
Besides payroll, Gusto allows you to seamlessly onboard new hires, provide employee benefits, handle HR tasks, and do a whole lot more with our built-in features.
Gusto is new and nimble. All the other old school payroll providers are scrambling to lower prices and provide what Gusto does.
The onboarding process is incredibly easy, and I know I don’t have to worry about constantly filing paperwork because Gusto has it all under control for me. It takes the usual payroll stress off my shoulders entirely.Charlotte Guyton,
Gusto is intuitive and easy to use. Not to mention, it is beautifully designed and has a persona that brings a smile to face with every notification.Bree Mullen,
Flexible payroll plans, starting at $45 per month.
This is payroll without the eye roll. We won’t surprise you with set-up fees or hidden charges. You get unlimited payrolls, and you can cancel anytime.
We also won’t sell you more than you need. Choose the service that’s best for your business:
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Online payroll FAQs
What are the benefits of using cloud payroll?
Running payroll can be messy, especially as your business grows. Luckily, a cloud payroll service can simplify the process of paying employees while helping keep your company compliant and secure.
Unlike software-based payroll, which is installed on the computer of the person who processes payroll, cloud-based payroll runs in the “cloud.” This simply means that payroll runs remotely through a server.
If you’ve been running payroll by hand or using a desktop-based service, switching to an online payroll provider can help streamline your company’s payroll process.
1. Helps keep you compliant
Staying on top of payroll and tax deadlines can be a big ordeal for even the most organized business owner. And the consequences can be huge. Miss a payroll deadline, and your employees don’t get paid. Miss a tax deadline, and you may wind up paying fines.
Cloud payroll functions like a direct software application, but it doesn’t rely on you or your employees installing updates. Instead, the cloud payroll provider makes the updates and ensures the latest tax changes are always integrated with payroll, which means you minimize your chances of making a payroll mistake.
2. Grows with your business
Whether you have five employees or 50, cloud-based payroll grows with you. You’re not tied to the software you purchased when you hired your first employee.
3. Available when you need it
When you’re running payroll by hand or through a computer application, your flexibility to access payroll information is limited.
With cloud payroll, you can see your payroll information through any web browser, be it on your phone, tablet, or computer. As long as you have internet access, you can process payroll. Want to run payroll from the beach or a conference? With the cloud, you can.
Some payroll providers even offer automatic payroll, allowing you to run payroll without having to log in. This capability can save you valuable time each pay period.
4. More cost-effective
Cloud payroll systems can be significantly more cost-effective, often requiring just a monthly fee.
5. Keeps your payroll data secure
Running payroll manually or through a local application opens your company up to vulnerabilities.
A fire, for instance, could wipe out years of payroll data. Missing a vital software update could leave your data exposed. With cloud-based payroll, your data is typically backed up and secure.
6. Helps with recordkeeping
Recordkeeping is essential for tax purposes, as well as if your business gets audited or if an employee brings you to court.
7. Gives your employees access to their payroll information
Many cloud-based HR and payroll services allow your employees to log in and manage basic payroll-related functions, like updating their Form W-4 or benefits details.
Ultimately, a cloud-based payroll solution can be a huge help if you’re juggling payroll responsibilities. Not only will your employees get paid on time, but you’ll also have a better grasp of the tax and compliance changes that impact your business — so your employees can be paid accurately.