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Print checks from a past payroll

Gusto supports printing on both customized, check on top paper, and blank, check on bottom paper. Both options will also include an earnings statement.

Print checks from a past employee payroll

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Navigate to the Payroll History tab.
  3. Hover over the payroll from which you need to print checks and click View Details. 
  4. Click What your Employees Take Home to open more details.
  5. Click Print Checks in the lower right corner and follow the instructions to print the PDF on your check stock.
    • Read below for guidance on choosing your check type.

Print checks from a past contractor payment

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Navigate to the Contractor Payment History tab.
  3. Hover over the payment from which you need to print checks and click View Details. 
  4. Click Print Checks in the lower left corner and follow the instructions to print the PDF on your check stock.

Choose your check type

  • Personalized with Check on Top

    • Select if you have check stock that is pre-printed with your company and bank info.

    • The physical check will always be on the top of the check PDF.

    • Check numbers should already be pre-printed on the customized check stock that was purchased.

    • Gusto recommends purchasing a specific personalized check stock to ensure compatibility with our PDF format.

      • When selecting the Check Style, toggle the tab to `by Software` and select Gusto Software in the drop down menu.

      • Use code Gusto15 at checkout to receive a 15% discount on your order.

    • Gusto recommends purchasing a specific envelope type to ensure compatibility with our PDF format.
      • When selecting envelope type, choose #9 standard double window.

      • Use code Gusto15 at checkout to receive a 15% discount on your order.
  • Blank with Check on Bottom

    • Select if you have blank check stock and need Gusto to populate your company and bank info.

    • The physical check will always be on the bottom of the check PDF.

    • Check numbers are populated by Gusto.

      • Important: Read below for more detail about check number generation.

    • Gusto recommends purchasing a specific blank check stock to ensure compatibility with our PDF format.

      • Scroll to the third option, Check on Bottom.

    • Most common choice for Accountants with multiple companies - this allows the purchase of just one check stock for all clients.

Check Numbers

If you selected “Blank with check on bottom” Gusto will automatically generate check numbers every time Print Checks is clicked in the application.

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.

  • For example: The second time a check is downloaded the number will be ‘0002’.  

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.

  • For example: If the first downloaded package had checks numbered 0001, 0002, 0003, and 0004, then the second downloaded package would show the check numbers 0005, 0006, 0007, and 0008.

 

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