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Xero Payroll NZ

By Xero
1.5 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.


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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Most recent reviews

Amanda Hunter
Posted 6 Sep 2023
2 out of 5 stars

Super easy to use, but inflexible

The system itself is very easy to use. However, it has no flexibility for anyone who doesn't work 9-5 Monday-Friday. Majority of the clients we do payroll for do not work the usual hours, and so Xero Payroll is not appropriate for us or them. It also lacks necessary features around public holidays. We have asked for improvements in all these areas, but Xero have stated they will not be making these improvements. If you have a basic, simple payrun this may be ok for you. Anything that may be considered 'unusual' (staff that work varying hours, weekend workers, etc) this will not be the best system for you.
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Heath DeGarnham
Posted 9 Aug 2023
1 out of 5 stars

Xero payroll

Way to onerous to transfer payroll over. History by employee has to be entered manually by week in order to get leave calculations correct.
Abby Packer
Posted 10 Jul 2023
1 out of 5 stars


Annual leave calculations are a nightmare. WE only have 2 staff... but they are a bit flexi and don't work the same hours each day. The fact that is common nowadays and Xero STILL has not enabled people to have varied working hours across different days, is absurd! Creates an admin nightmare.... not worth the hassle

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By Xero
Added in 2018


New Zealand




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