Paying Bonus / Commission

Paying a Bonus/Commission prior to AccountEdge 2015

There are four payroll options to paying employees a bonus or commission:

  1. Include the bonus / commission on a regular check using a regular Wage Category
  2. Include the bonus / commission on a regular check using a different (bonus / commission) Wage Category
  3. Create a separate bonus / commission check using a regular Wage Category
  4. Create a separate bonus / commission check using a bonus / commission Wage Category

If the employees are paid hourly, and timesheets are used, the procedure starts with one of the following timesheet options:

  1. Include the bonus / commission on a regular check (in a regular pay period) using either a regular or bonus / commission Wage Category
  2. Create a new timesheet for a one-day period, indicating at least 1 hour in either a regular or bonus / commission Wage Category
  3. Add at least 1 hour in either a regular or bonus / commission Wage Category on an old, already-used timesheet

If a Bonus / Commission Wage Category is needed and timesheets are used, the Type of Wage needs to be Hourly. Otherwise its type can be Salary or Hourly.

Procedure

For Hourly with Timesheets

  • Create the Bonus / Commission Wage Category, if required
  • Select one of the timesheet options (see above), and make a 1-hour entry
  • Select Process Payroll in the Payroll Command Center
  • Select Bonus/Commission in the Process All Employees paid dropdown
  • Enter the appropriate payment date
  • Select the correct pay period
  • Click Next
  • Click the arrow to the left of the employees' names to edit the paycheck, adding the Bonus / Commission amount, and clearing or adjusting the hour entered on the timesheet
  • Click OK
  • When all edits are complete, continue with payroll

For Hourly (without Timesheets) and Salary

  • Select Process Payroll in the Payroll Command Center
  • Select Bonus/Commission in the Process All Employees paid dropdown
  • Enter the appropriate payment date
  • Select the correct pay period
  • Click Next
  • Click the arrow to the left of the employees' names to edit the paycheck, adding the Bonus / Commission amount
  • Click OK
  • When all edits are complete, continue with payroll