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Xero Payroll NZ

By Xero
1.46 out of 5 stars
Xero Payroll makes managing staff stress free and helps employers stay compliant. The cloud platform allows you to organise all your business information in one handy place.
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5 years
December 2018
Key functions
Payroll HR


Xero Payroll makes managing staff stress free and helps employers stay compliant. The cloud platform seamlessly integrates with Xero accounts, allowing easy tracking of taxes and staff payments, and annual tax changes are automatically handled for you, so you don’t need to worry about needing to upgrade any software.

Employers can set up staff details, manage leave, pay staff, including all taxes, and file reports to tax authorities.

Staff can simply log into their Xero employee portal on any device to submit leave, their timesheets or view their payslips.

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Xero Payroll NZ + Xero

  • With easy-to-use payroll software and online accounting in the cloud, you can organise all your business information in one handy place.

  • Keep your business moving while you’re on the go. Log in to Xero any time, anywhere, on any device, to make pay runs a walk in the park.

  • Xero Payroll not only helps you to manage your tasks, it automatically updates your accounts too.

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

Payday filing in Xero is coming soon, making it easier than ever to file your employment information with Inland Revenue. Payday filing becomes compulsory for all employers on 1 April 2019, and Xero will make it easy for you to comply in just a few clicks. Find out more about payday filing.

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ashton griffin
Posted 3 Jul 2024
1 out of 5 stars

Xero Payroll

not user friendly what so ever
Melissa Roscoe
Posted 5 Jun 2024
2 out of 5 stars

Xero do not listen to Customers

I agree that the system itself is easy to navigate, however the new changes in invoicing are clumpy, and time consuming, there is no longer a record of emailing of invoice history, purchase orders copied to invoice come over with our cost prices, not the retail. Just to name a few issues with it. It's just no longer effective and many of their customers are giving feedback of this - still Xero are not listening and forcing this change onto customers who are not happy, and lump a price increase on us to boot. Also to add that you can never speak to a person direct to sort issues, there is no-one to phone. Just have to log an email and wait it out.
Nadine Hyslop
Posted 24 Oct 2023
1 out of 5 stars

Not worth it

Whilst the overall system itself is easy to use, look at, understand, they have major failures for companies that dont work set hours. Firstly, the payslips have confused all our staff as they show Holiday pay in $$ then converts to Annual Leave in hours after 12 months, also the Alternative Leave is in hours too which means you have to mind this manually to follow the law. We have also discovered the biggest flaw being Annual Leave (for no reason at all) is not calculated using the hours entered into timesheets or payslips, instead it is calculated based off the base/minimum hours you set in their payslips, which is only changed/set when you change their pay rate. Worst off, these failures have been told to them time and time again in the Xero community and they have STILL not made any changes, instead they send help pages that tell you to calculate everything manually. We are looking to change payroll again after 2.5 yrs of overpaying AL. NOT HAPPY
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Payroll HR

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By Xero
Added in 2018


New Zealand




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