What’s next for Xero’s STP Phase 2 roll out

Posted on June 28, 2022Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Changes are on the horizon for Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2, the next stage of the STP journey. This will see Australian businesses build on their existing reporting to share more information each pay cycle. To help you make the transition, Xero is rolling out these changes in three stages ahead of our deferral deadline later this year, with the majority of updates available from August. We previously shared a broad overview of this rollout. Now, as we get … Continue reading “What’s next for Xero’s STP Phase 2 roll out”

The countdown is on to Xerocon Sydney 2022!

Posted on June 28, 2022Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Xero news

Since the pandemic’s arrival, advisors have carried the weight of small business survival on their shoulders. But now, we’re entering a new chapter in our nation’s pandemic journey. Although challenges lie ahead, opportunities for growth, innovation and human connection are all within reach. This is why, after a two-year hiatus, we couldn’t be more excited to enter this new era with a celebration. That’s right, Xerocon is back for 2022!  Dubbed the ‘Coachella for accountants’ or the ‘Burning Man for … Continue reading “The countdown is on to Xerocon Sydney 2022!”

Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Here at Xero, we actively support diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We recognise that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. Part of our work in this space in Aotearoa/New Zealand has included working alongside a charitable organisation called Take2. The kaupapa (purpose) of Take2 is to teach incarcerated individuals to code, enabling meaningful employment opportunities and ultimately breaking the cycle of … Continue reading “Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2”

Spotlight Reporting: Bring your business data together

Posted on May 22, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Xero connects with over 1,000 apps that help small businesses and their advisors succeed. Each month we celebrate an app partner who stands out for helping small businesses thrive. Find out more about becoming a Xero app partner here. This month, we’re excited to celebrate two significant milestones with our app partners. It’s been over 10 years since we certified the first apps to connect to Xero. And over this time we’ve grown, with over 1,000 apps now connecting to … Continue reading “Spotlight Reporting: Bring your business data together”

STP is changing this EOFY: What do Australia’s advisors need to know?

Posted on May 22, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

As an accountant or bookkeeper, you might consider yourself an old hat when it comes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) by now. The ATO initiative has been around for nearly two and half years to help employers establish real-time digital payroll reporting including salaries, wages, PAYG withholding tax and superannuation information. With STP having been rolled out in stages, some small businesses have been offered exemptions from the initial deadlines. That is, up until now.  This EOFY, most small business … Continue reading “STP is changing this EOFY: What do Australia’s advisors need to know?”

Aussie advisors: Get EOFY ready with FY21’s key product releases

Posted on May 10, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

Following the arrival of the pandemic, the way we live and work has changed for good. And after what was undoubtedly their busiest year yet, Aussie advisors have been reminded just how crucial it is to streamline their processes. In response, the Xero team has worked to meet you there, updating our product in line with everything from legislative requirements to the need for even greater flexibility. Amidst the chaos of the past 12 months, it’s possible that you may … Continue reading “Aussie advisors: Get EOFY ready with FY21’s key product releases”