Bad news folks! I guess Xero needs to pay for that flashy new building because we’ve just received word that both standard and premium plans will increase in price by $5 per month, from 28 September 2018. Standard subscriptions will go up to $60 a month, while premium pricing increases to $75 a month (excluding GST). This pricing includes one active Xero Expenses user with subscribers paying an additional $5 per additional active user. To help keep your price down, we’d discourage you from using Expense claims.
Remember, many of you are still eligible for our 30% discount on Business Edition plans. This requires us to act as the subscriber with you maintaining your own billing account, only available if payment is on direct debit or credit card, and is subject to a positive credit history with us. Alternatively, rather than having the Partner act as Subscriber to the subscription, you may act as the Subscriber for Xero Business Edition subscriptions and invite the Partner into that subscription as an invited user (although our discount will not be available to you in this scenario). The Subscriber to the subscription has the ability to control access rights and may be required to retain ownership of the file for insurance purposes.
It’s not often angry accountants are newsworthy but they’re certainly het up and hitting the headlines this week! Why do they care so much, you say? Well most accountants work on hourly rates and aim to keep their fees to the absolute minimum so spending forever fighting the IRD computer is the last thing they want their lovely clients paying for. It’s all a bit of a ‘hoot’ really unless you’re the one footing the bill.