Combine smart small business payroll software with your online accounting

Payroll and business finances in one

Xero payroll not only manages the tasks you have to do, it automatically updates your accounts too.


Employee pay made easy

Payroll provides tools for tracking working hours and approving leave with controlled access for employees.


Power to your people

Give your employees self-service access from any device with the Xero Me mobile app to view their payslips, submit their timesheets and apply for leave. 

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Say goodbye to manual tax calculations

You never have to use a tax table again. Tax calculations are completed for you and tax rate updates are done automatically.

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Worry-free employee payments

Pay employees instantly with direct deposit or print a check. Customize the layout of your check with our check designer.


Tax filings and payments made easy

Payroll filing and payments are all calculated for you. You simply click to file and pay right from Xero. With notifications so you'll never miss a deadline again.


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Payroll is available in many states

Payroll is available in: Alaska*, Arizona*, California, Colorado*, Florida, Georgia*, Hawaii*, Illinois*, Indiana*, Louisiana*, Maryland*, Michigan*, Minnesota*, Nevada*, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina*, Ohio*, Oklahoma*, Pennsylvania*, North Dakota*, South Carolina*, South Dakota*, Tennessee*, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington*, Wisconsin*, and Wyoming*.

More states coming soon and released every couple of weeks.

Electronic filing and payment is available in these states

You can electronically file and pay federal and state payroll taxes including employee end-of-year W-2s in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

More states coming soon.

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Make life simple with payroll

Flexible pay calendars

Choose how often employees are paid: weekly, monthly, twice-monthly or fortnightly.

Multiple pay rates

Pay employees who wear multiple hats different rates based on the work they perform each pay period.

Built-in timesheets

Employee hours seamlessly appear in pay runs for automated calculation and payment.

Manages employee leave

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

Detailed payroll reports

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

Reimbursement of expenses

Reimburse your employees for expenses at the same time as you run payroll.

Connects to other business apps

Reduce rework by connecting payroll to scheduling, HR, time management and other apps.

Flexible pricing

What you pay depends on the number of employees you’re paying.

Collaborate on payroll

Invite your accountant, bookkeeper or others to view payroll information. You control their level of access.

Want to know more?

Getting started with payroll

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Payroll tax payments and filings

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Setting up payroll

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Processing payroll

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