Getting started with Payroll

With Payroll, you can quickly calculate how much to pay your employees and submit your information to Revenue. To help you get off to the best start, we’ve put together this video and guide.

If you’re a new employer, you should apply to become a ROS customer with Revenue so you can make online submissions via the Revenue On-line Service (ROS).

Revenue then issues you with your personal ROS access number which enables you to progress with your application.

When you first sign in, a welcome message appears with options to set up your company and payroll information. You should choose one of the following options depending on whether you’re entering existing payroll data, or starting a new company.

Migrate payroll data

If you’re transferring from a manual or other payroll system part-way through a current tax year, use the Migrate payroll data option.

New Company

If you’re transferring your existing company at the beginning of a tax year, or if you’re a new employer and haven’t yet paid your employees, use the New Company option. A new blank payroll company is created ready for you to enter your details.

Enter your payroll settings

Once you’ve entered your company and employee details and payroll settings, you’re ready to process your first pay run.