Register for electronic payments and filings

Register for electronic services in Xero (e-file and e-pay) so you can pay state or federal payroll taxes and file forms electronically.

How it works

We gather information you've already added in Xero. Here's a list of the information we need for the registration forms:

If the information you send is newer than the information in Xero, you'll need to edit it in your Xero settings (not during registration).

Register for electronic filing and payments

  1. In the Settings menu, select General Settings.
  2. Under Features, click Payroll Settings.
  3. Click the Electronic Services tab, then click Taxes and Filings.
  4. Under Electronic Tax Agency Enrollment, select the agency checkbox.

    Image of selecting an agency in the Electronic Tax Agency Filing Enrollment section.

  5. In the Bank Information section, enter your bank account information.
  6. Under Company Information in the Contact Details section, enter the details of the person authorized to deal with your organization's tax information, filings, and payments.
  7. Read the Terms of Service and click Enroll Now.
  8. If you're registering for federal taxes and filings:
    • Click Download Files to download the registration forms.

      Click Download Files in the Sign and Return the Authority Form dialog box.

      Some states don't need IRS approval and are active immediately.

    • Print, check and get the contact person to sign the form.
    • Scan and email the form to

We'll send your registration form to the IRS for approval.