Xero and Gusto

Frequently asked questions

What is the Xero + Gusto Partnership?

Gusto is Xero’s preferred payroll provider. Our partnership is all about delivering a better experience for customers by combining the power of two innovative solutions – Xero’s global cloud accounting platform and Gusto’s full-service payroll service.

Small businesses using Gusto spend 75 percent less time managing employee payroll than before they started using the service. That’s because Gusto’s born-in-the-cloud service handles all aspects of payroll on behalf of the small business owner.

 

Who should use Gusto?

Just like Xero, Gusto aims to make the task of processing payroll as easy as possible. Gusto is for any business that wants to spend less time processing payroll (suggested for up to 100 employees). Gusto is a full-service payroll option (payroll is automated and filings handled automatically), and has three available bundles with increasing functionality.  Employees can get their own login (for paystubs, time sheets, balances) and many compliance tasks are taken care of (HIPAA, ACA, ERISA compliant).

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What does Gusto offer?

Gusto offers full-service payroll across all 50 states, unlimited payroll runs and direct deposit. Further, Gusto automates W-2 and 1099 filings on your behalf with additional help to resolve IRS notices and amendments at no extra charge.

A dedicated Partner Advisor to assist with onboarding, migration and serve as an ongoing consultant.

 

Does Gusto offer more than payroll?

Gusto is also a powerful HR and benefits management solution, with employee benefits administration, modern HR tools and certified HR support to maintain compliance.

What are the Xero + Gusto integration features?

Together, Gusto’s innovative payroll solution and Xero’s global accounting platform help accountants and bookkeepers find long-term success.

 

The deep platform integration includes:

  • Single sign-on: Access your Gusto account with your Xero login.

  • Payroll data sync: Gusto pay runs sync seamlessly as Bills in Xero.

  • Easy navigation: Jump to frequently-used Gusto dashboards – like Run Payroll, Reports and Settings – all from your Xero accounts

  • Payroll alerts in Xero HQ: Receive reminders of payroll due dates directly from your Xero HQ dashboard.

Does Gusto offer a partner program for accountants and bookkeepers?

Gusto for Partners allows accountants and bookkeepers to unlock rewards as their practice grows. A few benefits include:

  • Free Gusto payroll and HR tools for your firm

  • Dedicated partner advisor

  • Bulk discounts

  • and much more

How much will Gusto cost?

Plans start at $39/mo base + $6/mo per person. Sign up through Xero and receive 2 months free.

For more information, read this Xero Central article to learn how to set up Gusto payroll for your Xero organization.

*Offer valid for Xero customers without an existing Xero Payroll subscription. Gusto’s standard fees will apply after your first two months. Gusto reserves the right to end the promotion at any time. Use of Gusto will be subject to Gusto’s terms and privacy policy.

Have further questions?

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