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AU Payroll: Pay Run - Ad hoc calendar for bonuses/commissions

Started by Lisa Hill -   in AU Payroll

Hi, I'm new to Xero... Trying to enter a employees payroll transaction to include a few special payments ie bonus etc that isn't included in the usual payrun.

I need to be able to enter these details in a 'one off' type pay run and Xero only lets me set up a pay run as a 'weekly', 'monthly' etc type of calendar. There is no one-off payment option.

Can anyone help me with this?

Cheers
Lisa
WA
Official Xero Reply
Hi Kathryn I can see that you’ve been in touch with one of the Support guys, but for the benefit of others here I’ll post the answer you received. To create a bonus payment you’ll need to create a new earnings rate, add a new pay run, and possibly apply a manual tax adjustment to the payment.

First create a new earnings rate (if applicable) called Bonus. Payroll Settings > Pay Items > Add Earnings Rate, Name "Bonus", Select "Fixed Amount" as Rate Type and save.

Then, go into your Pay Runs > Add Pay Run > select employee > Add Earnings Line > select the "Bonus" earnings rate > enter the required amount payable. Alternatively, this could be processed in an unscheduled pay run.

To see if you need to apply a manual tax adjustment line to this payment, please check with the ATO guide on Bonuses and similar payments.

This is important to get correct so do get in touch with Support, or your accountant if you have any further questions.
 

Brittany H (Community Manager)