Payroll Settings screen

Use the Payroll Settings screen to define the general parameters used for processing in the Employees module, including overtime hour definitions and base rate identification for calculations. You must define payroll settings for each company you have set up in ProContractor in order to process payroll checks.

You can also use the Payroll Settings screen to close a quarter after submitting your quarter-end or year-end tax forms. Once a quarter is closed, no payroll checks can be posted or voided in that quarter or any previous quarter.

To open the Payroll Settings screen, click Employees > Setup > General > Payroll Settings in the All Tasks pane.

For more information about payroll settings, see the following topics:
Note: The Payroll Settings screen is a step in more than one process:
  • In the employee setup process, the Pay System screen is the next step.
  • In the end-of-quarter payroll process, the next step can vary:
    • If you want to print Form 941, the Print Form 941 screen is the next step.
    • If you want to file Form 941 electronically, the Electronic Filing screen is the next step.
  • In the end-of-year payroll process for the United States, the Print Forms W-2 Summary Report screen is the next step.
  • In the end-of-year payroll process for Canada, the Print Forms T4 Summary Report screen is the next step.