Get payroll software with accounting

Pay staff and report payroll details to IR with online payroll software. Automate tax, pay and KiwiSaver calculations.

A list of employees to pay displays in Xero on a laptop.

Payday filing sorted

Report automatically to IRD every pay run.

Automated online payroll

Xero calculates tax, superannuation, and leave.

Employee self service

View payslips and request leave online.

Payday filing sorted

Use Xero’s payroll software to simplify compliance with Inland Revenue requirements.

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    Payroll administrators only need to connect to IRD once
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    Employee pay details are filed automatically with IRD each pay run
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    View payday filing history and amend information
A list of employee names and the amounts to pay them displays with some names ticked for inclusion in this pay run.

Automated online payroll

Pay employees in just a few clicks using Xero payroll software. Payroll data updates the accounts automatically.

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    Automatic tax, superannuation and leave calculations
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    Flexible pay calendars, tax and pay rates
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    Email payslips and let employees view them online
A business owner sends payslips from Xero to casual and permanent employees.

Employee self service

Reduce payroll admin and save time by giving your employees limited access via the Xero Me mobile app or the web.

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    Let staff submit leave requests and timesheets for review
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    Allow employees to view leave balances and payslips
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    Use the Xero Me mobile app or My Payroll on the web
A leave request shows the leave type, dates, and a description ready to be submitted online for approval.

More about payroll

Employee leave balances are automatically adjusted when a leave request is submitted and approved. Xero payroll software comes with all the standard types of leave set up – plus you can set up rostered days off and time in lieu.

See how to enter leave entitlements

Once employee hours are entered into timesheets, pay is automatically calculated. Time that’s entered on project tasks also flows into payroll timesheets.

See how to add an employee timesheet

View a wide range of payroll reports to get valuable information on payroll activity, transactions, leave balances, timesheets, remuneration and superannuation.

See the full list of Xero's payroll reports

Start using Payroll for free

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

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    Safe and secure
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    Cancel any time
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    24/7 online support

Xero became a really critical tool for us as we took on more staff.

Kate uses Xero to run her business

Kate from Lune uses Xero to run her business