If there is a draft pay run in Xero payroll that you no longer need, you can delete it. In this tutorial, we will use Xero’s demo company to delete a draft pay run.
Pay Runs in Xero Payroll
To get to the right area of Xero payroll:
- Go to Settings → Payroll in the main menu.
- Click on the Pay employees tab.
How to Delete a Pay Run
Xero’s demo company should have a draft pay run saved and ready for you to delete. If this is not the case, please add a draft pay run by following the steps in our guide on how to set up a pay run in Xero payroll and return to this tutorial when finished.
Once you have a new pay run ready to go, click anywhere on its row in the Draft Pay Run section:
On the next screen containing the list of the employees included in the pay run, scroll to the bottom and click on the Delete Pay Run button:
A pop-up box will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the pay run. If you are sure, click on Yes:
The pay run will now be deleted. You should now be taken back to the main Pay Runs screen where you should see that your pay run no longer appears: