There may be times when you need to run a payroll with a check date in the past to appropriately report wages. If you've forgotten to report wages for an employee that was already paid, follow the steps below. If you're still in the onboarding phase, learn how to add previous payrolls during account setup.
If you need to report historical wages for a contractor, head to this article.
Keep in mind: Even if you've processed a non-Gusto payroll, Gusto will not file your tax returns until you've processed a regular, off-cycle, or bonus payroll in your account.
Be cautious when selecting a check date too far in the past—you may receive a late payment penalty by the federal or state agencies if you've selected a check date that occurs outside your tax deposit frequency.