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Set up payroll

Setting up payroll might seem daunting, but we'll take you through it one step at a time. Once you're set up, paying your employees and staying on top of your superannuation payments and ATO reporting will be a breeze.

Every business's payroll setup is different. So if you need specific advice beyond what's covered below, the community forum is a great place to start. For more tailored help, speak with an accounting advisor.

Before you begin

Watch this video to see how to set up your payroll:

1. Set up payroll for your business

Each business has different payroll needs, so start by entering a few details about how payroll works in your business.

2. Set up employees

You'll need to set up each of your full-time, part-time and casual employees. To speed things up, you can send a request from MYOB for new employees to submit their details. You can then finish setting them up by adding their leave and pay amounts. If you've already paid an employee this payroll year using different software, you can enter the amounts you've already paid them.

3. Set up reporting obligations

You're almost done. To stay compliant you'll need to set up the superannuation payments you'll contribute for your employees. And finally you'll set up Single Touch Payroll reporting to ensure your payroll information is reported correctly to the ATO.

What's next?

That's it—you're now ready to pay your employees! To keep track of your payroll information, take a look at the payroll reports. And when the end of the payroll year comes around, thanks to STP there's not much you need to do.

Personalise your pay slip emails

If you haven't already, add your own touches to the pay slip emails you send your employees on pay day. Just click your business name and go to Payroll settings Pay slip email defaults.

Need some help?

If you need help using MYOB, contact our support team.