Setting Up Bonus Checks in Payroll Installation

The following steps will guide you through the process of setting up a bonus check in Payroll.

  1. On the Site Map screen, click Admin > Installation > Payroll.
  2. In the Descriptions for special amounts field, enter a Bonus pay type.
    Note: The bonus amount will be posted to the Salaries and Wage account in the specified Department code. In addition, in the Time Card Entry screen you will be able to press F4 or double-click on this field to select the pay type Bonus. Click OK.
  3. On the Site Map, click Payroll > Data Entry > Payment Processing > Set New Cycle screen.
    Note: By selecting the Turn off auto deposit payments checkbox you can print a check for an employee who is set up for auto deposit. For more information, see the Set Payroll Cycle topic.
  4. At the deduction week # field, type N. This will close all deductions.
  5. Clear the Accrue hourly banks checkbox if you do not want the hourly banks to accrue. Select the Override federal withholding checkbox if you want to override the federal tax amount.
  6. The software will prompt for a Withholding percentage, enter the correct percentage and click OK.
    Note: These entries do not affect the state income tax calculation. State income tax needs to be adjusted in the Payroll > Data Entry > Payment Processing > Check Adjustment Entry screen.