KLARA Payroll

Intelligent payroll accounting for Switzerland

Let KLARA take over the payroll accounting and posting in an automated and tax-compliant way. KLARA is your online payroll program for the electronic transmission of wage reports and withholding taxes to authorities and insurance companies. 

Save the trip
to the post office
Send pay
slips with
«Print & Send»
Save the trip
to the post office
Send pay
slips with
«Print & Send»

Online payroll program: relive
your payroll accounting

KLARA Payroll simplifies your employee administration system, from deduction of withholding tax to payment of wages and submission of wage reports.

And the best thing about it: with no fixed licence costs - you only pay CHF 2.00 per salary transfer.

Wage reporting at the
touch of a button

KLARA creates your payslips in no time. It comes with a range of pre-defined wage types to make your work even easier. You can also send the pay slips via e-mail or with Print & Send.

Wage payment
by wire transfer

With a single click, KLARA not only creates a payslip but also a payment file for each payslip, which you can then upload to your online banking system (ISO20022 PAIN.001).

Electronic wage
reporting EWR

KLARA electronically transmits your data to all relevant authorities and insurance funds. Never spend hours completing forms again.


If you also use KLARA Accounting, your wages are booked automatically.

Create wage
reports intuitively

You can download both payslips and wage statements for your employees. Just fill in a few details in the intuitive interface and KLARA takes care of everything else.

Transmit withholding
tax data electronically

KLARA assigns the correct withholding tax deduction to your employees and submits your tax accounting electronically.

Because business requires only one solution

Everyone talks about “all-in-one” and linking different software systems. KLARA is different. KLARA is an integrated solution for your unique business - KLARA is your digital assistant. 

If you would like to run your business in an even more relaxed way, be aware of your finances, including expense management, and be able to access personal advice, then KLARA Business RELAX is right for you.

Not completely convinced yet?

Browse through the image gallery and discover the simple and clear structure of KLARA Payroll.

Frequently asked questions

What will KLARA Payroll cost me? 

KLARA Payroll is a paid offer within KLARA. The basic use of KLARA Payroll is free of charge and is not linked to fixed license fees. When wage transfers are made via KLARA Payroll, an amount of CHF 2.00 is incurred for each pay advice. This is calculated in the following month based on the number of pay advices generated via the KLARA Widget Store.

Using the example of 2 employees, i.e. 2 pay slips, this means a monthly payment of CHF 4.00. In an example with 5 employees, the cost would be CHF 10.00.

Who is KLARA and what do we offer?

KLARA is a subsidiary of Swiss Post. Our products save a lot of time on administrative tasks: a cash register that does the bookkeeping independently; an accounting system that records and posts receipts independently or a payroll accounting system, connected to the bank, which takes care of the entire payroll run with a click of the mouse, including sending the wage statements. Click here for the overview of offers.

What is ELM?

ELM is the standardized salary reporting procedure of swissdec. It includes the annual reports to insurances, authorities and compensation funds as well as the monthly withholding tax report. KLARA supports these electronic wage reports, which are included in the free scope of KLARA Payroll. KLARA is a swissdec certified wage software. This ensures that all necessary wage types are available and that the calculations in KLARA are correct.

Can I correct and repeat wage runs in KLARA?

Yes, you can correct past wage periods at any time via retroactive accounting. KLARA calculates how months should have been calculated correctly according to the new parameters and transfers a possible correction of the payment to the next wage run. With this method you do not have to worry about whether a payment has already been triggered and money has been transferred to the employee. KLARA knows all amounts that have already been paid out and knows what should be paid to your employee with the next wage calculation.

When can I start with KLARA payroll accounting?

Basically you can start with the KLARA payroll accounting at any time. In order to be able to create an automatic wage statement for your employee at the end of the year, it is recommended to settle all data of a calendar year in one system. We recommend to open your payroll accounting in KLARA on January 1st of the respective calendar year. If you are in March, for example, you can map the two already settled months in KLARA.

How do I get support for KLARA offers ?

KLARA offers you numerous ways to get answers. We distinguish between two phases.

Set up KLARA:

Under First steps we will guide you through the setup process using short videos. Furthermore, you can find out several interesting facts in our Online trainings / webinars or browse frequently asked questions and their answers in FAQs.


Don't have the time or motivation to set everything up yourself ? Then use our Setup service. Our KLARA Coaches will be happy to help you with situational support after the setup. On the Expert portal, you can also filter for which topic you are looking for support, in which region and in which language. You can also share questions and inputs via the Community or contact us using the Contact us form.

Do you already know
the KLARA support offerings?

KLARA offers you an exciting fee-based support service so that you can concentrate even more on your core business.

KLARA Onboarding

You can put
your feet up.
Don't you want to record your employees or set up your accounting? No problem - we'll be happy to do it for you!


The KLARA Coach looks over your shoulder, shows you what you can do and shows you your individual processes on KLARA.