Make pay runs easy with online software

Do regular pay runs, and keep accurate records for a small number of employees using Xero accounting software. Or integrate a payroll app with Xero if your small business needs a more advanced solution.

A screen displays a list of employees a small business will be paying this pay run.

Streamline online pay runs

Use Xero accounting software for straight-forward recurring pay runs.

Keep hold of employee pay records

Store employee data, personal details and payroll records securely with Xero online accounting software.

Connect to a payroll app

Use a third-party payroll app if you need a more advanced payroll solution.

Streamline online pay runs

Xero’s online accounting software calculates deductions, helps you pay a handful of employees, and keeps your payroll records intact.

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    Enter employees hours, hourly rates, taxes and deductions
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    Copy a previous pay run and make any changes
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    Email or print payslips showing employee pay from Xero
A payroll administrator for a small business enters the period covered by a pay run and the payment date.

Keep hold of employee pay records

Store pay run details online and reconcile wage payments.

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    Employee pay records and bank account details are kept online
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    Salary and wage payments are easy to reconcile
A screen showing employee data and pay records stored in Xero’s online software.

Connect to a payroll app

For a more advanced payroll solution, choose a third-party payroll app that integrates with Xero.

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    Find a payroll app in the Xero App Store
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    Easily sync employee data and payment details with Xero
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More about processing pay runs

Run pay run reports to review your pay runs and payroll information with a click of a button. View a breakdown of the amount paid to all, or individual employees, in a selected pay period. Includes further report customisations.

See how to run pay run reports

Run pay run reports to review your pay runs and payroll information with a click of a button. View a breakdown of the amount paid to all, or individual employees, in a selected pay period. Includes further report customisations.

See how to run pay run reports

Add employees as contacts in Xero, then add key payroll information such as their wage rate, bank account details, tax number, email, and postal address. All personal information, pay details, and employee pay details are protected with multiple layers of security.

See how to add an employee for pay runs

Add employees as contacts in Xero, then add key payroll information such as their wage rate, bank account details, tax number, email, and postal address. All personal information, pay details, and employee pay details are protected with multiple layers of security.

See how to add an employee for pay runs

Email or print payslips showing employee earnings, any deductions, and total pay. Add a note to every employee’s payslip if needed. Quickly and easily view employee payslips at any time, from anywhere.

See how to generate payslips

Email or print payslips showing employee earnings, any deductions, and total pay. Add a note to every employee’s payslip if needed. Quickly and easily view employee payslips at any time, from anywhere.

See how to generate payslips

For a complete online payroll solution, choose one of the third-party payroll apps that integrate with Xero.

See payroll apps in the Xero App Store

For a complete online payroll solution, choose one of the third-party payroll apps that integrate with Xero.

See payroll apps in the Xero App Store

Start using Xero for free

Access Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

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    Cancel any time
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    24/7 online support

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