Payroll for freelancers

Introducing Payroller, the ultimate payroll solution for freelancers.

Managing your business payroll is easy and hassle-free with Payroller

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Payroll made accessible

ATO compliant

STP-approved by the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Fast setup

Simplify and automate all your payroll and STP processes

Reliable reporting

Keep clear records of who’s been paid in real-time

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easy to use payroll system
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easy to use once set up
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All your freelance payroll needs in one platform

When you’re self-employed, you want to focus on growing business but also meet your legal obligations.  Our payroll system is the easiest solution for freelancers to comply with single touch payroll (STP) laws.  As a freelancer, you can make pay runs, make superannuation payments and generate payslips in minutes. 

Don’t waste time with manual wage calculations.  Pay rates, allowances and deductions can be set up.  Wage and super calculations are automated with just a few clicks.  This makes Payroller ideal for freelancers to process payroll quickly for one or two employees. 

It’s easy to add more staff to your payroll as your freelance business scales up.

85% of our users run their first payroll in under 15 minutes.

Payroll made accessible.

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On the go payroll for freelancers

Stay organised with Payroller as a freelancer. Run payroll whether you’re out and about, or in the comfort of your home.  Access our simple cloud payroll system for freelancers on desktop and mobile including mobile app.
All it takes is a few clicks to make a pay run,  edit leave and make superannuation contributions from anywhere. Use our  work scheduling, time tracking and timesheet tools to account for hours spent on freelance jobs.

Free up your time by sharing payroll with your accountant

With Payroller, you can connect your tax accountant or bookkeeper to your payroll. As a freelancer you want to avoid tedious tasks of manually exporting files. Minimise sending emails with confidential pay information to your accountant.  

It’s easy for a bookkeeper to manage your financial affairs via Payroller‘s secure cloud payroll system.  This means more time for you to focus on your freelance business.


STP approved by the ATO & backed by thousands of freelancers

Staying compliant with the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) STP laws is important as a freelancer.  Managing STP and PAYG reporting to the ATO is more straight-forward with Payroller.

Using Payroller software is ideal for freelancers who need to report STP for 1 or 2 employees. You don’t need to know a lot about accounting or be an expert with complex software. 

Leave the payroll headaches behind and focus on growing your income instead.

Payroll solutions for sole traders

Sole traders in Australia can self-manage payroll with the easiest single touch payroll (STP) system for self-employed people.

Frequently asked questions about payroll software for freelancers

“Try for free” allows you to discover if Payroller is the right software for you and your business before you commit to our platform. “Try for free” is cost and commitment-free and we do not require any credit card details to sign up. So give Payroller a try, it only takes a few minutes to get set up.

While the Payroller mobile app is completely free – fees will apply to use the Payroller web app, Xero integration, and to make super contributions through our integrated super clearing house (Beam).

Freelancers have a different tax situation compared to traditional employees. Unlike employees who have taxes withheld from their paycheck, freelancers are responsible for paying estimated taxes throughout the year. This helps avoid a large tax bill at the end of the year. They also need to calculate and pay for self-employment tax, which covers Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Freelancers can deduct many ordinary and necessary business expenses from their taxable income. This can include things like office supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and travel related to their work.

While not essential, payroll software designed for freelancers can simplify the process. These tools can help track income and expenses, generate invoices, and even automate estimated tax payments. This can save freelancers time and ensure they’re on track with their tax obligations.

Whether a freelancer should use payroll software depends on their individual needs and workload. Payroll software can be a valuable tool for freelancers who want to automate calculations and tax tasks, improve organisation, and gain peace of mind. 

Yes. For freelancers, managing international clients doesn’t affect how you record income. You can simply record payments you receive, regardless of the client’s location.

Payroll software features for freelancers are designed to help with record-keeping and keeping your business’s financial health in clear view. Some features include income and expense tracking, tax assistance, and timesheet tracking to monitor time spent on different projects.

Payroller is an STP-enabled software that automatically submits payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – through a secure cloud network – whenever you perform a payrun. Payroller helps you to track, manage and record your payroll while safely sharing that information (and staying compliant) with the ATO.

As a truly one-stop payroll solution, you can manage staff roster, invite your accountant, bookkeeper or BAS agent and even make Super contribution (Beam) on Payroller.

Absolutely, you may share your account and even set different access permissions.

Only a few minutes. The majority of our customers get up and running within 15 minutes. If you do need more help in getting set up, simply reach out to our capable live agents and they will have you using Payroller like a seasoned user in no time. Check out our handy user guides.

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Yes, Payroller is integrated with Xero. By connecting your Xero account to Payroller, you can easily export and share payroll information cross-platforms.

Get started today and experience the many benefits of Payroller for freelancers. Try it now for free!

Payroll made accessible.

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