Adding a bonus to an employee's check is easy. Bonuses can be included in regular pay runs, or be processed as a special pay run. If you're paying a year end bonus, make sure you've covered everything so it goes smoothly.
Pay run settings
If this bonus is part of a special pay run, you may want to withhold elected deductions. You can do this by clicking on any of the current pay run settings at the top.
Here, you can hold deductions, or even process them as paper checks instead of direct deposit.
Select which employees should receive the bonus. If all employees are getting this bonus, you can move on to Enter Hours.
Adding the bonus
When entering hours, you can also add a bonus. If you don't see a bonus available under "Pay Type", you may need to add it from your available Pay Items.
Note: If you don't see that pay type you're looking for, you can add it to your company's Payroll Pay Items.
Drag and drop to rearrange these pay types.
If this bonus is not part of a regular pay run, you'll want to either uncheck their salary pay, or zero out their hours, depending on how they're paid.
You also have the option to override deductions and withholdings, and even preview an employee’s check.
You can even preview the employee's check before you approve it.
Don't worry, if you feel you've made a mistake, you can always reset any changes or overrides you’ve made to these hours by clicking the yellow wand button.
When you’re finished entering hours, click Review Payroll.
You may get a warning that the bonus has made this paycheck amount unusually high or low.
If everything looks correct, you can Approve Payroll. You can perform unlimited pay runs at no extra cost.