Add your independent contractors

Once you have added at least one W-2 employee to your account, you can add independent contractors to process their payments and generate 1099 forms at year end.

  1. Click the People tab.
  2. ​Click Hire.
  3. Click Add a contractor
  4. Select if this is an Individual or Business contractor type.
  5. Enter the contractor's details such as name, compensation information, and email address.
  6. At the bottom, select: Yes. Email the contractor requesting their details.
  7. Click Save and Continue.
  8. Your contractor will receive an email requesting them to add their SSN/TIN (for an individual) or EIN (for a business), home address, and payment information for a direct deposit or check. When this is completed, you will be notified and can start paying them through Gusto.

Note: If you wish to enter all of their information yourself, unselect Yes. Email the contractor requesting their details and proceed with entering their SSN/EIN, address, and payment info.



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