Process payroll

Process payroll in Xero by adding a pay run to pay your employees.

Once you set up payroll and add your employees, you can start processing payroll to pay your employees. We'll include approved vacation and sick leave (time off), pay items, and then calculate how much payroll taxes to withhold. All you need to do is process employee payments by check, direct deposit, or other form of payment. After you process payroll, your general ledger updates for bank reconciliation and accounting.

Here's what you'll need to do

  1. Approve or submit employee timesheets and time off requests
  2. Add a pay run and pay your employees
  3. Send paystubs to employees
  4. Print payroll checks (if required)

If you'd like to see how the pay run process works without impacting your employees, set up a demo company in Xero.