Welcome to the payroll learning centre

Get help making payroll processing easy and stress-free with these comprehensive webinars, guides, videos and articles.

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Get payroll confident with Annie Wagstaff

After years in an accountancy practice & Xero customer support, payroll educator Annie now helps businesses get the most from Xero Payroll.

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Our Learning event schedule: support every step of the way. Sign up to a live webinar today, and get expert help on setup.

Watch now: Introduction to payroll

Learn about organisational and pension settings, and setting up employees

Watch now: Discover Xero payroll

Learn key features in Xero payroll such as saving time & accessing the employee portal

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Get expert help using Xero Payroll, anytime you need it. Browse through support articles, learning modules and discussions on Xero Central.

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Revolutionise payroll by moving to the cloud

Long-established accounting firm William Duncan & Co moved to Xero Payroll to provide a more efficient end-to-end service for clients.

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When we went into lockdown in March 2020, the benefits of working in the cloud became clear. I was able to work from home pretty easily and run payroll seamlessly with Xero – clients saw no disruption.

Linda Morrison, William Duncan & Co

Convert to Xero Payroll

Check out our guide for tips and guidance to help you get started with converting a client’s payroll over to Xero Payroll.

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Take advantage of Xero Payroll for free

You can add Xero Payroll to your existing Xero plan. Payroll is free for the first three months for up to five employees.

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See how much Xero Payroll costs.

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How to add Payroll to your plan

See how to add payroll to your plan.

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Xero Payroll FAQs

Payroll management can be complicated. It’s little wonder that online payroll software is growing in popularity. Read Xero’s white paper to see how Xero Payroll can benefit you and make the payroll process less stressful.

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We’ve created a bulk upload tool you can access within Xero Payroll to help you import the majority of employee personal information with ease. Simply export the data from your previous software, copy it into the template we provide you and upload it into Xero Payroll.

200 is the maximum number of active employees in Xero Payroll.

There are many support options to get you started on your Xero Payroll journey. You can sign up for a live webinar, complete the self-paced learning courses we have available, and don’t forget Xero Central where you can access support articles written by our experts.

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Employees can quickly submit their timesheets, request time off, download payslips and P60s from the employee portal. Once they’ve been invited, all they need is an internet connection.

There’s no extra costs involved for employees using My Payroll. Employees can also download the Xero Me app from the Xero App Store or Google Play to access Xero Payroll with ease.

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