Payroll in Xero hooks up to the ATO
Lodging your employees’ tax file number declarations with the Australian Tax Office has never been so seamless. As mentioned in May, we’re building an online tax product for the Australian market and this was one of the forms targeted for release early on. From today you can lodge your forms online, direct with the ATO from Payroll in Xero, anytime and from anywhere including a full audit history to capture who did what and when.
Lodging from Xero is a quick, secure way to meet your obligations with the benefits of:
- reducing paperwork (there is no need to send paper forms to the ATO)
- allowing you to lodge reports after hours, from anywhere
- ensuring your forms are correctly completed with built in validations and checks
- providing you with confirmation once your report is filed
Check out the video on ATO tax file number declaration filing:
In this release we have added the organisation name to text messages when authorising superannuation payments as this was a pain for administrators approving payments for multiple organisations. We’ve also added the Print button on Payroll reports to stop you having to download and open the PDF separately before printing. Sometimes it’s the small things.
Over the coming releases we’ll be rolling out improvements to payroll reports using feedback gathered directly from you. The biggest request we’ve heard was for the return of the previous Payroll Activity Summary layout and this was released in late May. It’s now called the Payroll Employee Summary report for those that may have missed it.
We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below or if you have suggestions for an existing feature or something new let us know in our feature requests section of Xero Community.