How to add payroll items and the difference between recurring and one-off payments?

1. Monthly Recurring Payroll Items

Monthly Recurring payroll items are generally items like allowances that DO NOT vary significantly on a month-to-month basis and are usually part of the employee's contract. Once you've added the salary or wage you can add these ongoing recurring payroll items. Having these items set up under recurring is important to ensure accurate PCB calculations! For more info, please see here.

1.a. Go to Add Recurring Payroll Items under the Employment Details of each employee.

Employees > ‘Select any Employee’ > Employment Details >  + Monthly Recurring Payroll Items

1.b. Choose the payroll item from the most popular items or from one of the categories and click Add Selected.

1.c. Enter the amount for the payroll item. You can choose if Unpaid Leave and Prorate (based on join date) should be applied by ticking the relevant box. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page when you are done. 

2. Additional Payroll Items

If you want to add payroll items that DO vary on a month-by-month basis or are being paid as a one-off addition/deduction, then you should add them on the first page of running payroll (i.e. the Adjustments step).

2.a. After you click on Run Payroll, choose + Additional Payroll Item under the selected employee.

2.b. Choose payroll item and click Add Selected.

2.c. Enter the desired amount, scroll to the bottom and click Save & Go To Step 2. Alternatively, you can choose Save for later

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