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Our Rating: 4.5/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

4.5/5

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  • Web

Core Features

For Accounting & Bookkeeping, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.

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Bookkeeping

Double-entry bookkeeping.

Connect Bank Accounts

Link your bank accounts for up-to-date transaction information with little or no manual data entry.

Billing/Invoicing

Online Payments

This means the ability to accept credit card or echeck payments within your accounting software, either through its own payment portal or via a third-party integration like PayPal or Square. Most online payments involve a separate processing fee.

Timekeeping

Mileage Tracking

Keep track of miles traveled visiting clients or heading to the courthouse, making it easier to tally for taxes or billing purposes or add to your expense reports.

Bill Payment

Pay your firm's bills without leaving your accounting software.

Statement Reconciliation

Helps with the complex task of balancing your business accounts. Does not necessarily include more advanced reconciliation features like three-way trust account reconciliation.

Payroll

Payroll includes automatically calculating employee taxes, printing checks, and paying by direct deposit.

Tax Preparation

Some accounting software can also be used to prepare taxes for your firm so you can review, approve, and even pay your taxes all in one place.

Reporting

Businesses need reports to help assess key business performance indicators like profit and accounts receivable. Some products have more robust reporting features than others.

Foreign Currencies

Check Printing

Contact Management

Store contacts for invoicing or billing purposes.

User Management

Manage multiple users, including your accountant and tax preparer, or multiple billers or timekeepers at the firm.

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Additional Details about Gusto

Gusto Payroll Pricing

Gusto has a tiered pricing scheme that essentially allows your usage to grow with your needs. Keep in mind, however, that you are charged per contractor you use per month with the Contractor package.

  • Contractor ($6/user/month). Great for solo practitioners who occasionally need to pay contractors and keep track of 1099s
  • Core ($6/user/month + $39/month base fee). For small to medium-sized firms who want to offer advanced Human Resources services like Health Benefits Administration, but don’t have enough employees to make the Complete package worth the money.
  • Complete ($12/user/month + $39/month base fee). Because of the additionally automation and self-service features, those who need a little more assistance than what the Core package provides, may find a great solution here.
  • Concierge ($12/user/month + $149/month base fee). For those who are looking to run a robust HR department with as few direct employees as possible

Gusto User Experience Review

Gusto’s main advantage over other payroll software is its self-service portals. Your employees and contractors are able to enter much of their own data into your system—and you simply review it. This includes 1099s and W-4s. As a result, much of the duplicate data-entry tasks that bogs down your HR department is reduced significantly.

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