Release notes: updates to Xero on December 9, 2014

Here's a summary of what we've released:

See also:

Public holidays improvements

New for Australia and updated for the US is the ability to add public holidays, so you can more accurately calculate time off and leave.

We’ve added holidays for 2015 for you based on your country, and grouped them so you can easily assign these groups to your employees. Of course, you can also add your own holidays, and we’ll keep this list up-to-date each year.

Payroll settings updates

It’s easier to add and edit pay items and set up calendars or schedules with a more refined payroll settings.

New payroll reports (US)

Reporting just got better with the addition of these reports:

  • Payroll Opening Balance Summary
  • Payroll Opening Balance Details
  • Total Cost Summary
  • Total Cost Details
  • Taxable Wage Summary

New annual forms and electronic filing (US)

Annual payroll tax forms are available for the following states for manual filing:

  • New Jersey
  • Utah
  • Virginia