Revert a pay run to draft

Revert a pay run to draft so you can make changes before you pay your employees.

If you've already paid your employees or you're trying to correct older pay runs, you can process an unscheduled pay run to make those adjustments.

Before you revert a pay run

  • Print a Payroll Activity Details report
  • Remove or post any draft pay runs for this pay calendar
  • Consider the impact that reverting a pay run may have on previous periods for:
    • Leave liability account balances
    • Payment of PAYG or superannuation. You can't revert a pay run if any of the superannuation liability was paid using automated super.
    • Calculation and/or lodgement of payroll tax
    • BAS statements

Revert a pay run to draft

  1. In the Payroll menu, select Pay Runs.
  2. From Pay Run History, click the pay run you want to revert.
  3. Click Pay Run Options and click Revert to Draft.
  4. Click Yes to confirm.

After you revert a pay run, the transaction in Xero will be unposted (including tax amounts).

Make changes to the draft pay run by adjusting your employees' pay, and then process the pay run as usual.