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Set up payroll

Set up your payroll the right way and it'll make life a lot easier. Speaking of making things easier, have you heard about the ATO's reporting changes? See About Single Touch Payroll reporting.

Setting up your payroll includes reviewing and setting up payroll categories. They're used to calculate normal hours, overtime, PAYG, super, and so on.

Maybe you'd like to personalise your employees' pay slips to change what's displayed or to add your business logo.

Set up Pay Superannuation to make super payments directly from AccountRight, meet your employee super obligations in a flash and always stay on top of government changes, including SuperStream. The best bit? It's included with your AccountRight subscription.

Check out these great videos to see what you need to do.

Set up employees

You need to add employee details for every employee you’ll pay using AccountRight.

Then enter their employee payroll information, such as whether they are full or part time, their super and tax details, and so on.

This video will show you how to set up your employees the right way.

Pay your team

Time to start a pay run to enter your employees’ hours worked, annual leave taken and any other details, such as bonuses or commission.

Then print or email pay slips for your employees and pay your employees electronically.

Have an employee that's leaving? You need to process a termination payment that will calculate the right amount owed to them.

Pay super and PAYG

Every month or quarter, you need to pay the PAYG income tax instalments you've withheld to the ATO. The amount you owe is automatically calculated for you when recording your employee pays.

Watch the video about paying PAYG to the ATO.

Every quarter, you'll also need to pay superannuation to your employees’ funds. Our superannuation features make this a breeze.

Are you required to pay payroll tax? You can run a report to display the payroll tax due.

End of payroll year

At the end of the payroll year, there are some things you might need to do, like finalise your payroll information (if reporting via Single Touch Payroll), or hand out payment summaries. You'll also need to close the payroll year and update the PAYG tax tables so you can continue entering pays for the new year.