Admins can pay employees by check on their own, or for some customers, you can have Gusto mail checks for you for $1.50 per check.
If your employee or contractor is typically set to pay through direct deposit, you can still choose to pay them with a check instead—more information in the dropdowns below.
Your team member's default payment method will be set to check until they've added one or more bank accounts in their profile. If they've already added bank accounts, they'll need to be removed before you can set the default payment method back to check.
Changing the payment method to check using this process will only affect this one payroll. Future payrolls will still default to the employee's current payment method settings.
At the end of the payroll run, you’ll be asked about your check delivery preferences— follow the steps in the Print and/or have Gusto mail checks at the end of a payroll run dropdown to distribute checks.
Changing the payment method to check using this process will only affect this one payment. Future payments will still default to the contractor's current payment method settings.
At the end of the payment submission, you’ll be asked about your check delivery preferences—follow the steps in the Print and/or have Gusto mail checks at the end of a payroll run dropdown to distribute checks.
During the final stages of the payroll run, if you've elected to pay any employees by check, you'll be prompted to decide how you’d like to issue the checks.
Learn how to print checks for a previously submitted payroll or payment by clicking the applicable dropdown below.
You can choose one, or both of the options below for check delivery:
At this time, companies with a Chase/JP Morgan bank account cannot participate in the beta.
Since we’re still developing this feature, we’d love to hear from you—share your feedback here.
Click the most applicable dropdown below based on whom you’re trying to print checks for.
Gusto supports printing on the following type of check stock—both will include the employee’s earnings statement:
Get purchasing recommendations and additional info about both options by clicking the applicable dropdown below.
We recommend purchasing a specific blank check stock for compatibility with our PDF format.
Reminder: You won't be able to use this check type if you've verified your bank using instant bank verification (Plaid)—account numbers are encrypted and will not print to this type of check. Use “Top (Gusto check stock)”, or manually verify your bank.
If you selected “Blank with check on bottom” Gusto will automatically generate check numbers every time Print Checks is clicked in Gusto.
When a check PDF is downloaded the first check will be populated with check number ‘0001’. Every subsequent time the PDF is downloaded, Gusto increases the check number by 1.
Gusto uses this method to avoid printing multiple checks with the same check number.
If there are multiple checks in a PDF, the second time the PDF is downloaded the new check numbers start after the last check number of the first downloaded PDF.
We recommend purchasing our Gusto check stock (a specific personalized check stock) and envelopes for compatibility with our PDF format.