You can add a bonus pay type to your employees when you first set them up in our payroll service or later when you edit their employee records. If you set up an employee with a bonus pay type, the Bonus column appears when you create paychecks for the employee.
Note: If you're creating a bonus separately from a regular paycheck (for example, in an offcycle or a bonus run), you do not need to set up a bonus pay type.
Don't want to see the bonus pay type when you run a regular payroll?
If you don't want the bonus pay type to appear on the Create Paychecks page, turn it off in your General Preferences settings. For example, if you pay bonuses quarterly or annually, you may want to turn on bonuses for specific check runs and turn it off for all others. (Or you can create separate bonus checks.)
To add a bonus pay type for an employee:
- Go to the Employees tab
- Select the employee's name from the employee list.
- In the Pay section, click Edit.
- In the What additional ways do you pay? section, select the Bonus checkbox.
- Click OK.