Gusto at a Glance
Since this company was born as ZenPayroll in 2012, Gusto has grown to serve more than 60,000 clients across the nation. This business is trusted to process tens of billions of payroll dollars annually and currently has offices in Denver and San Francisco.
Gusto also cares about community service. The company has raised more than $1 million for charity through its Gusto Giving program.
Overview of Gusto Features
The base features found in all Gusto packages include complete, comprehensive payroll services, an employee-self-service interface so your workers can easily access and adjust information about their pay and benefits, workers’ compensation and health insurance administration, management of paid time off and full customer support.
You can upgrade your package (see pricing section) to add more features as described below. In addition, every package can be customized with stand-alone features so you can create a software solution that fits your business needs. These a la carte functions include:
- Benefits administration
- 401(k) administration
- 529 college savings plans
- Health savings and flexible spending accounts
- Commuter benefits
- Automatic filing of all federal, state and local tax forms, including W-2 and 1099 documentation
- Flexible payment schedules
- Multiple pay rates
- Net-to-gross calculations
- Contractor payments
- No limit on off-cycle and bonus payroll
- Lifetime employee access to digital paystubs and tax forms
Businesses can run payroll in all 50 states for the same cost as running payroll in just one state. In addition to salaried and hourly employees who are paid using a W-2 form, Gusto also provides the ability to pay independent contractors by issuing a 1099 form to the IRS. If you run a restaurant or other tip-based business, you can account for credit and cash tips in Gusto’s payroll system. Wage garnishments, child support, and other deductions can also be added.
Once your employees have been put into Gusto’s system, you can opt to run payroll automatically each pay period. Just select the desired payday, and you’ll receive a reminder from your dashboard the day before to make any necessary adjustments. Your workers will be paid automatically.
Gusto can be integrated with a range of finance and business programs, allowing you to streamline your administrative operations into one intuitive interface. You can add many popular apps to Gusto, including but not limited to QuickBooks, FreshBooks, Zero and common programs for expense reporting, point of sale, practice management, banking, and time tracking.