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.
    • Note: If you elected Individual as the contractor type, you may be asked to answer additional questions about new hire reporting, their primary work state, and hire date. 
  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.

Once you've added a contractor, you can use the people search bar at the top of your account to search for members of your team.

 

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