New: Gusto Payroll Integration Even More Discoverable on FreshBooks

Here’s to simplifying payroll accounting and keeping your small business financials connected for easy access.


When your busy small business becomes a full-grown enterprise, it’s time to make some changes to the way you manage your accounting. While you once may have been a solopreneur, now you have employees and contractors to consider—and compensate.

At FreshBooks, we understand how a payroll partner can come in very handy for our growing small business customers. That’s why we’re pleased to integrate with Gusto, an all-in-one platform that helps you onboard, pay, insure and support employees or contractors. And now we’re making it easier for you to connect your FreshBooks and Gusto accounts.

What Is Gusto?

Gusto is a simple and modern payroll solution that allows small business owners to run payroll in minutes. It takes care of calculating, filing and paying your payroll taxes automatically. And when you process payroll with Gusto, automatic payroll filings, tax forms, unlimited payroll runs and direct deposit all come standard.
Gusto’s payroll software simplifies all of the tedious tasks that come with growing your team. Our favorite features include:

  • Payroll can be set to run on a recurring pay schedule that suits your needs
  • Local, state and federal payroll taxes are automatically calculated, paid and filed for you
  • Employees get their own login so they can onboard themselves, access paystubs, W-2s, 1099s and more

How FreshBooks and Gusto Work Together

It’s easy to manage your books when you use both FreshBooks and Gusto. Every time you run payroll in Gusto, your payroll transactions automatically sync to FreshBooks and appear as categorized expenses, eliminating the need for manual entries.

What’s New?

We’re making it even easier for small business owners to find Gusto in their FreshBooks profile. The Gusto payroll integration setup and management function is now easily accessible in the main navigation of FreshBooks.

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You can expect clear steps to guide you through integrating your FreshBooks and Gusto accounts. And with a single place to manage your integration settings and see your connection status, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with an efficient payroll solution.

The new payroll page allows you to connect your Gusto account and modify your integration settings, all from one place.

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Once you’re connected, you can run payroll and review payroll expenses straight from your FreshBooks account.

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The FreshBooks-Gusto integration is just one more way you can simplify your small business accounting. When you can pay your people and take care of payroll in a few quick clicks, you’ll be able to put your mind to more important things. Like taking your small business to the next level.

If you have any questions about the Gusto-FreshBooks integration, check out our handy FAQ. If you’d prefer to be in talk to a person, our award-winning Support Team would be happy to chat and give you a hand. Email support@freshbooks.com or call 1.866.303.6061.



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