Gusto payroll, integrated with Xero

Use Gusto payroll to calculate pay and deductions, pay employees, simplify compliance, and update the Xero accounts.

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Flexible payroll filing

Gusto provides payroll for all 50 states.

Automated payroll

Automate payroll taxes, deductions and filings.

Employee self-service

View paystubs and W-2s online.

Flexible payroll filing

Use Gusto, Xero’s preferred payroll partner, integrated with Xero accounting to run and manage your payroll.

  • Manage federal and local taxes, filings and tax payments
  • Automated payroll filings, W-2s, 1099s, and direct deposit payments
  • Comprehensive payroll and next-day direct deposit
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Automated payroll

Pay employees with ease with local, state and federal payroll taxes automatically calculated, filed and paid.

  • Payroll runs itself if you choose with Payroll on Autopilot®
  • Send automated payday emails to employees
  • Multiple schedules and pay rates
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Employee self-service

Give your employees online access to their pay details.

  • Employees can set up their own accounts
  • Paystubs and W-2s are stored online for easy reference
  • Payday notifications arrive in their email
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More about payroll with Gusto

Users of Xero and Gusto benefit from their deep integration. Your Xero sign-on gets you into Gusto as well. See and reconcile your Gusto payroll transactions in Xero, and easily jump into Gusto from the Gusto payroll menu tab in Xero.

See how to set up Gusto payroll for your Xero business

First, connect Xero with Gusto and map your chart of accounts. Then total wages, taxes, benefit deductions/contributions, reimbursements and contractor payments sync to your Xero account each time you run payroll.

See how to set up the Gusto to Xero integration

Add 1099 contractors as contacts, then set up rules so expenses are automatically recorded on 1099 forms. File 1099 forms with the IRS using Track1099, Tax1099 or a service like PayPal. If you submit a paper form, export the 1099 in CSV format.

See how to set up and pay 1099 contractor expenses

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