Gusto, Payroll is Easy

See why 100,000+ businesses in all 50 states choose Gusto for payroll
  • Stellar support and expert advice are here when you need them—by phone, email, or chat.
  • Automatic payroll filings, W-2s, 1099s, unlimited payrolls, and direct deposit come standard.
  • Gusto supports payroll tax exemptions and housing allowances for churches.
  • Gusto is the Expert's
    for Payroll

    Editors’ Rating:

    Excellent! It might make paying your employees an enjoyable experience.

    4.5/5 average
    1,379 reviews

    It’s SIMPLE!!! One of few products / software I unequivocally love!

    Based on
    1,057 reviews

    The best payroll company I have ever worked with and the least expensive.

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    Gusto makes payroll easy.
    For real.

    Old-school payroll isn’t built for the way you work today. But Gusto is:
    • We explain things in English–not IRS.
    • Gusto integrates with your accounting, time-tracking, and other software.
    • Put payroll on autopilot. It runs itself.
    • Your employees set up themselves all online and get lifetime accounts.
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    9 out of 10 customers are likely to recommend Gusto

    Full-service payroll
    for one simple price

    $39/mo base* + $6/mo per person
    • Unlimited payrolls
    • All 50 states, plus federal and local taxes
    • Direct deposit
    • Automated payroll tax payments and filings
    • W-2s and 1099s
    • Multiple pay rates and schedules
    • Online setup and accounts for employees
    • Time-off tracking
    • And lots more!
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    Plus you can add on benefits and more to take care of your team:
    workers’ comp, health insurance, 401(k) plans, HR tools, and lots more.

    Payroll features

    The ultimate small business payroll,
    for a single flat monthly price.

    Pay employees via direct deposit or paper check. Split payments to multiple accounts. Direct charitable donations. Unlimited monthly, weekly, biweekly, and off-cycle payroll.

    Federal, State, & Local Taxes

    Automatic payment of taxes and filing of your Federal State & local tax forms. Includes W-2, 1099, 940, 8974, 941, state, and local forms.

    Benefits Administration

    Administer pre-tax benefits and deductions for healthcare, 401(k), commuter benefits, savings plans, life insurance, and more.

    Time Tracking

    Employees enter their hours directly. Managers approve hours. Gusto takes care of the rest.

    Mobile & Tablet Friendly

    Access your accounts or run payroll from your smartphone or tablet.

    Email & Phone Support

    Legendary customer support. Email, call, or live chat and be connected directly to a real person.


    Deduct for garnishments. Send child support payments (excl. South Carolina).

    Payroll on Autopilot®

    Set autopilot so payroll runs automatically just before the pay period deadline.

    Vacation & Sick Days

    Set PTO policies. Approve and track vacation and sick day requests. Syncs with your calendar.

    Contractor Payments

    Pay contractors as part of your payroll so everything is in one place and easy to track. We even do the 1099s.


    Integrates with all the leading accounting software including QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks, and more.

    Reports & Dashboards

    Create reports of payroll, bank transactions, contractor payments, PTO, tax, and more.

    Multiple Pay Rates

    Employees can have multiple pay rates for different types of work performed.


    Add your accountant, bookkeeper, or team member, and give them custom levels of control or access.

    Digital Forms & Signatures

    Banish all those bits of paper. Never sign or file another paper form.

    Expense Integration

    Automatically sync expense reports with Receipt Bank & send payment to employees.

    FICA Tip Credit

    Restaurants get automated reporting for FICA Tip Credit tax incentives.

    Calendar Sync

    Payroll deadlines, birthdays, and work anniversaries all sync to your calendar (Google Calendar, Outlook, & Apple iCal).

    Employee Self-Service Portal

    Employees enter their information online. The self-service portal lets them make changes to the address and bank account details, set tax withholding, print old pay stubs, etc.

    “Setup is easy”

    90% of customers say it is easy to set up Gusto

    • 1 Sign up. Enter your company details.
    • 2 Set up employee accounts. They can do it themselves, right online.
    • 3 Get your team paid. Run payroll, just like that.

    That’s why 100,000+ businesses love Gusto

    Can you imagine loving your payroll provider? It’s possible. Just Google us and see.

    90% of customers say it’s easy to get set up with Gusto.

    1. Sign up and enter your company details
    2. Have employees self-onboard
    3. Run payroll