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ezPaycheck: How to Generate a Bonus Check for Employee

ezPaycheck payroll software makes small business payroll an easy job. It can handle paychecks by hourly rate, salary, shift rate, commissions, tips, pay-by-piece, pay-by-load and more. It also prints paychecks on blank stock and pre-printed checks. In this guide, you will find

  • How to add a bonus check

  • How to enter/edit the taxes manually

  • Set up Bonus Payment Type

    ezPaycheck payroll software comes with BONUS wage type by default. You can open the Wage Setup screen to make sure this field is checked. You can also rename it if needed (ie: "Annual Bonus" or "Monthly Bonus".)

    bonus wage setupn

    Option 1: Add bonus to regular paycheck

    You can enter the bonus amount when you generate a paycheck.

    new paycheck with bonus
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    Option 2: Generate a bonus only paycheck

    If you need to generate a bonus only paycheck, please choose the "Pay Start" date, "Pay End" date carefully to avoid pay peroid overlapped error.

    For example: You last pay period is 8/12/2013 to 8/23/2013. You next pay period is 8/25/2013 to 9/6/2013. You can generate a bonus only paycheck for 8/24/2013 to 8/24/2013

    When you generate the paycheck, you can change the current pay rate to zero temporarily.

    bonus only paycheck
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    More information: how to enter the taxes manually

    1.1 Select the employee from the Employee List, (enter the hours for the hourly paid employee)

    1.2 Click the "Calculate Check" button to calculate the tax automatically.

    1.3 Enable the Tax Manual Input Option

    1.4 Edit the taxes manually and save the check.

    bonus only paycheck



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