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Setting up pay items / categories

Earnings and deductions are the extra parts of your employees' pays, in addition to their normal salary or wages. Depending on your business, this might include earnings like overtime, allowances or bonuses. Some common deductions include things like court fines and child support, so we've created those for you. But you can create other deductions if you need them.

When you create an earning or deduction, you can use it for all the employees it applies to – saving time with your payroll setup. You can also set custom earning and deduction amounts for individual employees, or enter amounts when you do a pay run. This is ideal for employees with varying hours or pays.

What about PAYE and KiwiSaver?

These amounts are automatically calculated on your employees' pays so you don't need to set up deductions for them.