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Wages are the amounts paid to your employees, such as normal earnings, allowancesovertime (penalty rates), and bonuses. In AccountRight, each type of wage payment is handled using a wage category.

Other payments, like annual and personal leave are also paid using wage categories, but leave balances are tracked using entitlement categories.

Before you can pay wages, you need to assign the applicable wage categories to your employees, or set up new wage categories for them.

Here are some of the default wage categories in AccountRight, accessible via the Payroll command centre > Payroll Categories > Wages tab.

Payroll category list

Hourly type wages are paid on an hourly basis, for example overtime.

Salary type wages aren't based on hours worked, for example a bonus.

Need multiple pay rates for an employee?

Just create a wage category for each rate and assign it to the employee.

Single Touch Payroll

Don't forget to select the ATO Reporting Category for each wage category. If unsure, check with your accounting advisor or the ATO.

Learn more about assigning ATO reporting categories for Single Touch Payroll reporting.