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.