Xero Announces Payroll for the United States

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Xero is proud to announce that payroll and accounting are available seamlessly together for our US customers. In what is our biggest feature release this year, it’s being made available to all Xero users in the following US states:

  • California
  • Utah
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Florida

Separate online payroll and accounting is a pain and has been for a long time now. So we’ve solved it – and then some. It means you no longer have to export and import your payroll data, nor use separate logins.

You can be instantly more efficient and have fewer errors by having your general ledger automatically updated after running payroll. You can also share the payroll tasks by easily collaborating with employees through an employee app, where they can view pay stubs, submit time sheets, and even apply for time off.

Seamless payroll

With the general ledger automatically updated, you can easily follow the underlying payroll data through several comprehensive payroll reports as well as the balance sheet, income statement, and other relevant accounting reports.

Payroll administrators are empowered with an easy-to-access dashboard providing a quick overview of the payroll with employee time sheets and time-off requests.

This is just the beginning for US payroll. Early in the new year, we’ll add electronic payroll tax payments and filings in our supported states, which makes the dreaded filing and payment process super easy.

What’s coming?

Beyond all this, we’re already working on employee W-2 forms as well as the entire end-of-year (FY14) payroll process. Also on the radar is a graphical view of all requested, approved, and denied employee time off, an employee payday iOS application, more comprehensive opening balances capability, conversion functionality, an open payroll API, and of course the remaining forty-four states.

Check out our all-inclusive subscriptions, get started through the dedicated area in our Help Center, or attend one of our in-person or online certification courses.

We’d love to know what you think, so feel free to weigh in on the discussion in the Xero Community.