I want to pay my employees a bonus. How can I do that?

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 green plus box under the earnings column 
  3. Choose the applicable earning type from the drop down menu 
  4. Add a description if desired 
  5. Enter the amount 
  6. Click the blue "Create" button 
  7. Complete payroll as normal

OR

  1. Click "Start Payroll" in the top blue ribbon
  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 top blue ribbon 
  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. “Back to Payroll”
  11. "Save and Preview" in the bottom right corner 
  12. Review your payroll and make changes as needed 
  13. Submit!
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