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The best payroll for small business

Gusto makes payroll, benefits and HR easy for small businesses and their accountants. In fact, 9 out of 10 customers say Gusto is easier than other payroll solutions. Automatic payroll filings, W-2s, 1099s, unlimited payrolls, and direct deposit come standard. Plus you’ll get stellar support and expert advice when you need it - by phone, email, or chat. Join the 40,000+ businesses and 3000+ accountants in all 50 states that choose Gusto.

Gusto gives you:

  • Payroll that’s a breeze: 72% of customers spend 5 minutes or less to run payroll.

  • Peace of mind: We work hard so you don’t have to. 4 out of 5 customers report fewer payroll errors after switching.

  • Seamless integration with Xero: Gusto makes entering payroll transactions into Xero a breeze.

  • Accountant dashboard and dedicated reps: Accountants can use a single login to run payroll for all of their clients.

  • Awesome employee experience: Employees get fun payday emails, lifetime accounts, direct deposit, and more.

  • Benefits, HR, and workers’ comp: You can add workers' comp, benefits, 401(k), and other HR tools.

Helpful information about Gusto

Who is it for?

Gusto is designed for modern small businesses and accountants who want an easy, automated way to manage payroll, benefits, HR, and workers’ compensation in one place, entirely online.

How does it work with Xero?

Payroll transactions sync with Xero each time you run payroll, keeping your books up to date and making your bank reconciliations a piece of cake. Gusto also supports Xero tracking categories so you get better visibility into payroll expenses without the need to manually tag transactions.

How do you sync it with Xero?

To sync your Gusto account to Xero:

  1. Log into Gusto and click on the Settings tab.
  2. Under Software Integration, click Add New Integration.
  3. Click Connect to Xero and enter your credentials.
  4. Choose which payroll transactions to sync to which fields in Xero.
  5. Choose Automatic (recommended) or Manual sync.

How much does it cost?

Gusto offers full-service payroll at one simple price, including unlimited payrolls, W-2s, 1099s, time-off tracking, off-cycle payrolls, unlimited support and more. There are no setup fees, no hidden fees, and no annual contracts.

Full-service payroll is $39/mo base plus $6/mo per person.

You can also add on benefits, workers’ comp, HR tools and more.

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Is there a free trial?

Gusto offers a 1 month free trial, which starts after you run your first payroll.

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What countries does it operate in?

Gusto offers payroll in the United States, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

What support does it offer?

Gusto’s friendly, experienced support is available by phone, email, and chat. Their licensed brokers are also available to you, your employees, and their families to advise on benefits.

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