Add an employee to payroll

Add each employee you'll pay in Xero so we'll calculate their taxes and pay when you run payroll. If you paid employees in this financial year before switching to payroll in Xero, enter their opening balances for their year-to-date pay history, tax withholdings, benefits, and deductions.

Before you start

Collect some information from each employee.

  • Name, address, and social security
  • W-4 form (IRS website)
  • Bank account information (if using direct deposit)