Employers must give you access before you can set up, complete, and access your Gusto profile—reach out to your current, or previous employer, to confirm which email they added to your Gusto profile if you're not sure.
Once your employer has added you to Gusto, you'll receive an email asking you to fill out your personal details to get you on payroll. You'll also be asked to sign a few forms electronically in Gusto including Form W-4, direct deposit authorization, and Form I-9. If you're still having trouble signing in to your account, try troubleshooting the issue.
Having a Gusto account means you have access to all sorts of information, and can update your personal information with ease.
Read below for some of the things you'll be able to do in Gusto.
Your payroll administrator will receive an email once you've completed the above steps. Once they have reviewed and approved your information, log into your Gusto account to view your paystubs, download forms, and update your details.
Click the additional dropdowns below to move through the onboarding checklist.
Once you've set up your account, you can edit your personal details later.
Time to select your tax withholdings. A portion of each paycheck is withheld to pay employee income taxes. To determine your withholdings you can go to the IRS calculator. You can also use the Gusto paycheck calculator(s) to calculate your take-home pay and withholdings—we have one for salaried employees, and one for hourly employees.
Pick how you’d like to be paid for your work. Have your account and routing numbers ready if you choose direct deposit to your bank.
You’re all done, but an admin still needs to approve your employee account in Gusto. Once approved, you’ll have full app access to manage your paystubs and more.
*Check with your payroll administrator if you're unsure which of these features your company uses Gusto to manage.