How to Process a Bonus Payroll

Bonuses can be included with your regularly scheduled payroll submission, or you can submit a separate payroll to pay your employees’ their bonuses.

To add a bonus to an employee’s check, follow the below steps:

  1. "Start Payroll" as normal 
  2. While in the "Enter Payroll" screen, select the blue plus box under the earnings column 
  3. Choose from either an existing earning or create one if needed
  4. Add a description if desired 
  5. Enter the amount 
  6. Click the blue "Add Earning" button 
  7. Complete payroll as normal

OR

  1. Click "Start Payroll" in the Quick Actions Section on the Company Dashboard
  2. Select “Start Now” under “Bonus”
  3. Enter your desired check date, pay period dates, frequency, and any changes you’d like to make to regular deductions and withholdings
  4. “Continue” in the bottom right corner
  5. Select the employees you would like to give a bonus to
  6. “Add employees”
  7. Enter the Bonus amounts
  8. "Save and Preview" in the bottom right corner 
  9. Review your payroll and make changes as needed 
  10. Submit!

OR

If you’d like your employees to receive a flat net amount of your choice:

  1. Choose "Start Payroll" in the Quick Actions Section on the Company Dashboard
  2. Select “Start Now” under “Bonus”
  3. Enter your desired check date, pay period dates, frequency, and any changes you’d like to make to regular deductions and withholdings
  4. “Continue” in the bottom right corner
  5. Select the employee you would like to give a bonus to
  6. Choose “Add Net-to-Gross Check” to the right of each employee
  7. Enter the net amount you’d like the employee to receive and a description if desired
  8. Click “Add”
  9. Repeat for each employee you are giving a bonus to
  10. “Cancel”
  11. "Save and Preview" in the bottom right corner 
  12. Review your payroll and make changes as needed 
  13. Submit!
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