When Single Touch Payroll’s simply done

Using Xero Payroll you can easily organise all your payroll and finance needs in one handy place, and reporting through Single Touch Payroll is a piece of cake.

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Payroll software with all the tools you need


Track and manage employee entitlements for leave and enable employees to request online or from their phone.


Generate detailed reports for payroll history, bank transactions, payments, leave and more.


Xero Payroll allows you to file your payrun with the ATO helping you stay Single Touch Payroll compliant.

Preparing for Single Touch Payroll

From courses to playbooks, we’ve gathered all the information you need to help you become Single Touch Payroll compliant.


Courses to get you started on Payroll

Complete the Xero Payroll course and learn how to use all the core features of Xero Payroll.

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Enable Single Touch Payroll

Complete the Xero STP course and learn how how Xero helps to make the process of getting up and running on STP simple.

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A playbook for small businesses

Download Xero's small business guide and get up to speed with digitising your payroll.

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Find a STP Ready advisor

Small businesses globally search the Xero advisor directory each month for an advisor with Xero expertise.

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Why over 1.5 million subscribers love Xero

Free online support 24/7

Xero Central is the place to go when you're looking for help or support. You'll find how-to steps, trouble-shooting articles, explanations of Xero features and practical tips, as well as discussions and advice shared by other users. You can also go there to get in touch with the support team.

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The right software will help make the payroll process fast and easy.

Payroll is a legal requirement to get it right, especially for tax purposes and if you don't pay your employees correctly then they probably won't be your employees for long!

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What's involved in payroll compliance

The more employees you have, the more complex your payroll usually gets, especially if you have a mix of employees on hourly wages and salaries. Under Single Touch Payroll (STP), you’ll report to the ATO more frequently.

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Recording payroll taxes accurately

Payroll tax recording used to be done by hand, using pen and paper. This was time consuming and laborious. With Xero you can now use good payroll accounting software to do most of the work for you.

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Getting your payroll system up to date

When your payroll is integrated with other systems, payroll data can be shared with accounting systems to reduce duplication & data can be mined and analyzed, with useful reporting tools.

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Number one again. Four years in a row.

Canstar Blue asked Australian small businesses to review and rate different accounting software. We were compared on value for money, customer service, ease of use, ease of integration, reporting and overall accounting satisfaction. Xero came out on top for the fourth year in a row.

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