Calculate Your Payroll Amounts In Xero After A Conversion

When setting up payroll in Xero, most employees would have opening balances so that payment summaries can be created out of Xero easily. The downside is that the reporting for the first quarter/ first month after conversion does not easily give the correct figures for earnings, PAYG and super. To get those, you’ll need some details from your old system.

Below is an example how to get the correct figure for Wages and PAYG Withheld for the first quarter post conversion. In this example the last payroll completed in the source file was 17 February.

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Xero Out of Balance imported from MYOB

When converting information from MYOB to Xero there are some system differences that need to be taken into consideration. For example MYOB will allow you to create direct entries & manual journals to the Trade Debtor and Trade Creditor accounts. In Xero you are unable to perform these actions. An out of balance between the … Read more

How does payroll come across from MYOB to Xero?

When ordering a conversion job there are two options for you to choose from which is either to convert full historical data from 1 July 2013 or ONLY opening balances from a certain month. Full Transactional History Conversion If you select a full transactional history conversion then you will also get payroll setup included. We … Read more

BAS Reconciliation Checklist for Xero

Have you recently moved across to Xero and still trying to find your way around the software wishing there was a manual about how to process your Business Activity Statement in the best way? Well we have been working with Xero for a few years now and have created a guide we follow before we … Read more

Xero Payroll Items Guidelines

NO = tick Exempt, in Xero Pay Items Setup Payments to an employee in relation to …Awards and agreements TAX SUPER Overtime hours – award stipulates ordinary hours to be worked and employee works additional hours for which they are paid overtime rates Yes NO Overtime hours – agreement prevailing over award Yes NO Agreement supplanting award … Read more

Long Service Leave in Xero

It is very easy to set up Long Service Leave (LSL) accrual in Xero, though you do need to take into account the complexities of the different legislation in each of the states. The following is a guide for setting up LSL in Xero for payrun purposes. LSL entitlements In all Australia states employees will … Read more

Early Termination Payments in Xero

When you terminate an employee, you have to make an adjustment on the amount of tax paid.  The Early Termination Payment (ETP) is taxed at a different rate depending on the age and length of employment.  It could be between 16.5% and 46.5%. Please see the Criteria for Whole of Income Cap.  Please see the … Read more

User Roles In Xero

Your level of access in Xero is determined by your user role. We have found that it’s easier to make a decision of what kind of user role you want your staff members, your accountant, financial advisers to have by looking at what they can view on each role. These are the different roles that … Read more

Timesheets In Xero

Xero provides some great time-saving features when it comes to employee payment and leave.  You can save yourself a lot of hours normally spent on data entry by inviting your employees and letting them add their own timesheets. Leave requests can also be managed and tracked automatically. The only job left for you as a … Read more

Account Types In Xero!

Should my business bank-loan be set up as a liability account or as a credit card/bank account? How can I change a liability or asset account to a bank account? To use Xero in the most efficient way, you need to decide what your operational needs are. If you have a business bank loan which … Read more