admin/ May 13, 2018/ AHB Finance, Alan Boal, Cloud Based Accounting, Consultancy, Finance, Xero

Discover new features in Xero Payroll

Take a look at some of the recent enhancements in the Xero payroll offering. The new features make Xero payroll easier to use and speed of processing times.

Set up employees in less time

The new employee pages reduce time and errors when setting up an employee. Xero have streamlined the employee Details, Taxes and Opening Balances tabs, so they’re now more intuitive to complete.

The new employee Details tab makes it easy to see required fields. You can look up addresses to reduce the amount of manual data entry. On top of that, setting up an employee on MyPayroll and letting them be a leave approver now only takes a click.

The new employee Taxes tab lets you create or edit tax codes with their effective dates, as well as view a list of previous tax codes used for that employee. And when you add a new employee into Xero, you can now enter their previous employer taxable pay and taxes paid on the Taxes tab. So you don’t have to navigate somewhere else to enter it.

Xero Payroll's new employee pages reduce time and errors when setting up an employee. Set Set up employees in less time

Make managing employee leave easy

Xero have redesigned the time off pages to make it easier to find leave requests and take action at the right time.

The new list view immediately shows you upcoming requests that need approving and groups employees based on leave date. You’ll see the type of leave and how long employees are off at a glance – plus see a list of past leave requests.

Their handy new search feature lets you search by employee name, leave type, date or status. This’ll make it faster and easier to find the information you need.

We've re-designed our time off pages to make it easier to find leave requests and take action at the right time. Make managing employee leave easy

Automate even more statutory leave calculations

Xero have added Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) calculations to our extensive list of automated statutory pay calculations. An employee on maternity or adoption leave can share their remaining weeks of leave or pay with their partner or spouse.

A payroll administrator can easily set up Shared Parental leave and pay for employees by going to the Payroll time off page and selecting New, then Statutory Leave then Shared Parental.

By Alan Boal

Xero Payroll now has Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) calculations.

Automate even more statutory leave calculations

Coming soon: Automatic HMRC tax code updates

Over the coming months, Xero are rolling out improvements to the data received from HMRC. Xero will be able to automatically pull new tax codes and their effective dates from HMRC and push them to the Employee Taxes tab. For new employees, taxable pay and taxes paid with a previous employer will also be received. Xero will notify your payroll administrator and all they then need to do is check, modify

At AHB Finance & Consultancy Ltd, we specialise in payroll processing using the Xero cloud accounting platform. Contact Alan Boal for more information on how we can streamline your payroll system.

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