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Learn about payroll changes after upgrading

MYOB Business with Payroll only

If you've been upgraded from MYOB Essentials Payroll to MYOB Business, you get powerful new features, a cleaner look, more responsive experience on mobile devices and significant workflow improvements. MYOB Business has also been built to comply with the latest IR requirements.

As we've moved you to a new product, naturally some things work differently, but you can start working straight away as all employee details and past pay runs have been brought across.

For a guide to doing your first pay run after upgrading, see Create your first pay after upgrading.

If you want to see a quick overview of payroll in MYOB Business, watch this video:

If you want to explore the changes in detail, see below.

Key points

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    Annual leave balance is now calculated and displayed primarily in weeks

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    New employees need to be manually added to myIR

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    There isn't yet a pay items list page

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    Some pay slip customisation features aren't available

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    The pay period in the employee determines whether they appear when you do a pay run

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    Paying employees electronically works a little differently

You can do you pays straight away without knowing all the product differences between MYOB Essentials and MYOB Business. But if you want to learn about them, read on.

Click an area to see what's different about it.

Leave balances

Employee details

Pay items

Pay slips

To email pay slips successfully, enter the From name and Reply-to email address that'll be used for your emails (click your business name > Business settings > Preferences tab).

Payroll settings

Pay runs


Need to do your first pay after upgrading?

Head on over to Create your first pay run after upgrading and we'll step you through it.

Training and further information

Need some help?

Contact our support team and we'll be happy to help.