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Customize your integration entry dates in your accounting software

If you have an accounting integration, you can customize the date associated with Gusto’s entry to better fit your bookkeeping needs.

The date of an entry dictates what period the expense information will fall in. For example, an entry dated September 30 would fall into Quarter 3 financials, while an entry dated October 1 would fall into Quarter 4 financials. When a pay period has a pay day (or check date) that falls in a different month, or quarter, this can create problems when you go to balance your books.

Entry date options

Our accounting integrations give you the ultimate flexibility for reporting, allowing you to choose from three entry date options.

  • Debit date: This is the date Gusto initiated the debit for taxes and net pay from your company’s bank account.
  • End of pay period: This is the recorded end of the pay period.
  • Check date: This is the date your employees received their payments.

Note: If you elect to have the end of the pay period as your entry date, Gusto will default to the check date for any payroll with no pay period, such as an off-cycle payroll.

Change your entry date options

You can change your Entry Date selection anytime in Gusto.

  1. Go to the App directory section.
  2. Click the name of the accounting integration you'd like to edit.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. On the right-hand side of your integration page, click Edit Settings.
  5. Below "Entry date," click to select a new setting.

Your payrolls will now sync over with Entry Dates based on your selection. If you need to go back and retroactively sync any payrolls with these new settings, you can do so.

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