PaySimple | PaySauce


Powerful payroll essentials

PaySimple is a streamlined version of PaySauce introduced to support small businesses in need of a basic cloud payroll solution.

It will be rolled out and supported by existing PaySauce partners (ie accountants and bookkeepers).

PaySimple offers the calculator engine behind running pays, calculating IRD payments, and leave transactions.

PaySimple was designed and developed rapidly to meet the urgent payroll needs of businesses during the COVID-19 lockdown. Further support resources and how-to guides will be added on an ongoing basis.

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PaySimple is a streamlined version of PaySauce payroll software, supported by our trusted accounting partners. This is a free product to help out employers affected by COVID-19.*

Free calculations*

PaySimple handles all your calculations, payslips and reporting, while you handle payments and IR filing. Take care of all of your people, whether they’re salaried, hourly, casuals, or contractors.

Contactless cloud payroll

Run compliance-proof pays from wherever you are. Keep all your records secure and reachable from any device or location.

Keep the whole team mobile

Stay connected to your team, no matter where they’re at. Staff can view payslips and leave info whenever, wherever, with our apps for iPhone and Android.

Stay on top of COVID-19

As government support for employers changes, we’re keeping our customers current with How-To guides and custom payment types. Pay and keep records accurately, even as the situation changes.

But wait, there’s more!

PaySimple also includes a range of extra PaySauce features like Minimum Wage Top-Up for salaried staff in seasonal industries, payroll giving via Donations, and flexible paydays with Pay Advance.

*PaySimple will be offered for free until June 30 2020 September 30 2020

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The following firms have partnered with us to offer PaySimple to Kiwi businesses affected by COVID-19.

This list is set to expand as more partners come on board!


If you’re a business owner interested in using PaySimple, get in touch with one of our partner practices or talk to your accountant about connecting with PaySimple.

If you’re an accountant and want to offer PaySimple to your clients, drop us an email at

General FAQ

What’s the difference between PaySimple and PaySauce?

PaySimple doesn’t include access to PaySauce in-house phone or email support, costings or timesheets, and doesn’t automate payments to staff. PaySimple clients will also need to manage their own IR filing. All PaySauce How To resources are still available for free.

PaySimple PaySauce
Pay calculations for any type of employee including salaried, fixed term, casual, varied hours staff and contractors
KiwiSaver employer contributions and employee deduction calculations
The ability to download banking files and upload to your bank for ease of payments
The ability to download Payday Filing reports for upload to Inland Revenue
Records and calculations for staff leave transactions
Xero integration
Minimum Wage Top-Ups
Mobile app for employees (including payslips, Payroll Giving, Pay Now, leave management)
Free setup
Phone or email support
Custom Costings
Automated Banking
Automated Filing

How long is it free for?

PaySimple will be free until June 30 2020 September 30 2020.

What is the price from 1 July 1 October?

$6 per employee per month.

Are there any charges for PaySimple?

The software is completely free until 30 June 30 September. However, this service will be implemented and supported by accountants, who can charge fees for their time at their discretion.

How does customer support work with PaySimple?

Employers will need to contact their accountant with any support questions. They’re well-equipped to answer any questions, and they have direct access to our dedicated partner support team, so they’ll be able to handle your concerns.

What's the catch?

With PaySimple, employers and accountants will need to do a little bit of the heavy lifting. Payday filing and bank payment files will have to be uploaded to myIR and the employer’s bank each payday.

How do I upgrade to PaySauce?

If an employer wants to jump onto one of our subscription plans when the free period ends, or prefers to have all their payroll processes taken care of from end-to-end, they can ask their accountant about changing over to PaySauce.

Technical FAQ

How can a business sign up to use PaySimple?

PaySimple is managed by our PaySauce Partners. A guide for our accounting partners to sign up their clients is available here.

How does Payday Filing work in PaySimple?

PaySimple generates employment information in the correct format for upload. Employers or their financial advisors must then load this into myIR within 2 business days of payday.

How does running a pay work in PaySimple?

A full guide to running a pay in PaySauce is available here. Follow the same steps to run a pay in PaySimple, but note that payments and IRD filing will have to be done manually through the bank and myIR respectively.

Can PaySimple generate bank payment files?

Bank payment files from ANZ, ASB, BNZ, and Westpac can be downloaded from the RUN A PAY area of PaySimple and then uploaded to a bank. Links to guides from those banks are included below.


Important Note: Bank payment files can only be downloaded before a pay is closed. They cannot be downloaded from the HISTORY area.

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