Xero Payroll Settings – How to Edit a Deductions Pay Item

Author: Mark Cunningham

Published: April 21, 2018

Categories: Payroll

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If you need to edit a Deductions pay item in Xero, follow the steps in this guide to see how easy it is. In this tutorial, we will edit a deduction pay item in Xero’s demo company.

Pay Items in Xero’s Payroll Settings

To edit a deduction pay item, first go to the Pay Items tab of the payroll settings area:

  1. Go to Settings → Payroll in the main menu.
  2. Click on the Pay Items tab.

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How to Edit a Deductions Pay Item

On the Pay Items tab, you should see a number of pay items that have already been set up in the demo company. In the exercise, we will change the name of the FBT pay item. To do this:

  • Select Deductions on the left-hand side.
  • Click on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side of the FBT row.
  • Click on Edit in the drop-down list.

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A pop-up box will appear allowing you to change some of the fields. For this exercise, we will change the Deduction Name of the pay item to Fringe Benefits Tax.

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Click on the Save button when finished. You should now see that the name of the pay item has been changed.

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