You'll be smiling when you're payday filin'

Simplify payroll with our automated payday filing.

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Essentials: Easy online accounting and payroll


Take care of payroll in 3 easy steps

Simply pick the dates and select your employees, review the payslips and finalise the pay run. Payday filing is automatically sent directly to IR when you complete the pay run.


Take care of business

MYOB Essentials is easy online accounting software that has everything you need to take care of business, including payroll.


Take back your time

MYOB Essentials is the fast and easy way to manage your cash flow and IRD compliance requirements. Includes time saving features to help take care of the day-to-day bookwork.

MYOB Essentials is the best cloud accounting for most small business. It’s cost effective and easy to use.

"MYOB Essentials is the best cloud accounting for most small business. It’s cost effective and easy to use."

Graeme Beardsley,
GAB Chartered Accountants Limited

Tax and compliance made easy

Be up-to-date with any change to Government legislation

Payday filing in Essentials is automated so when you complete the pay run you’re also submitting your Employment Information return (EI) to Inland Revenue.

Easily track, calculate and meet your compliance obligations such as GST, employee tax (PAYE) and KiwiSaver.

Complete and lodge your GST return within MYOB Essentials and submit directly to Inland Revenue for a fast, easy and more accurate GST return.

Efficiently manage complex payroll, and automatic updates keep your online accounting software completely up-to-date with any change to Government legislation.

Online payroll has never been easier

Payday filing is automatically sent directly to IR when you complete the pay run.

Simply set the date, select your employees and complete the pay run - that’s it!

Activate PayAgent for peace of mind that your payroll calculations are correct, staff wages and PAYE payments are made, and your IRD reports are automatically lodged on time. It also takes care of KiwiSaver and Student Loan payments. Plus, you can clearly track all leave entitlements and meet recording keeping obligations with one-click annual leave and sick leave reports.

Connect with your staff via the MYOB YourPay app, and you can capture timesheets, feed the hours directly into your payrun, and automatically send payslips they can access securely on the go.

* Source: Customer survey via MYOB Client Insights Panel, June 2014.

You don’t need to be an accountant to use it, anyone can do it

It’s quick and easy to set up

And if you link your bank account, you won’t need to manually enter data as your bank transactions are reconciled for you.

Fast and easy way to manage your cash flow

A clear picture of cash flow

See how much cash you have, your outstanding invoices and your tax liabilities in real time, so you have a clear picture of what needs your attention.

The smart way to manage bills

Making accounting easier than ever

Get a more accurate view of your cash flow and make your tax obligations easier by storing your bills and supplier invoices securely in your accounts.

Collaboration in the cloud

Work together with your bookkeeper without having to be in the same place

It makes meeting your monthly and quarterly compliance obligations easier.

MYOB Essentials is updated automatically every time there’s a tax change to keep you up to date with the tax office.

Invoice on the go

Stay on top of your cash flow.

Send invoices and manage your contacts on the go knowing your accounts are being updated across all your devices at the same time.

With real-time invoice tracking MYOB Invoices helps you take more control of your sales process and better manage your cash flow, all from the palm of your hand.

Download the free MYOB Invoices app on your iOS and Android smartphone.

download from the Apple App Store  Android App on Google Play


Which MYOB Essentials is right for your business?

Essentials Payroll

from $30+GST p/m

Perfect for small employers

  • Perfect for small businesses
  • Process payroll in 3 easy steps
  • Automated payday filing
  • Automate wage and PAYE payments as well as payday filing with PayAgent
  • Timesheet app with online timesheets and payslips with YourPay
  • Expert payroll support when and how you need it
  • Easily upgrade to accounting and payroll

Essentials Unlimited payroll

$60+GST p/m

For those taking care of business, and payroll

  • Perfect for those just starting up
  • Great for people new to accounting
  • Keep on top of GST
  • Works on both Mac & PC
  • Always up-to-date, and securely backed up online
  • Unlimited payroll
  • MYOB BankFeeds*
  • Unlimited invoices p/m

*Subject to Fair Use Policy.


No lock in contracts, cancel anytime.


90 day money back guarantee.


Unrivalled phone and LiveChat support. Call centres in Australia and New Zealand.


100% cloud-based online accounting software with no installs or IT headaches. Updates happen automatically.


Auto backup up to the cloud with highest levels of data security – just like internet banking.


Works in your web browser, on Mac, PC, tablet or mobile.

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