How To Run A Payroll in Patriot Software

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How To Run A Payroll in Patriot Software

Run your payroll with Patriot Software in three easy steps:

Step 1: Enter Payroll

From the Payroll menu, click “Run a New Payroll.” This will take you to the “Step1: Payroll Entry” screen with all of your active employees listed.

  • Enter the dates for your pay period, and the pay date.
  • Enter the number of regular and overtime hours worked for each hourly employee you want to pay.
  • To pay an employee additional hours for vacation, holiday, etc., click “Add Hours/Money” at the end of the employee’s row.  Enter the hours and select the Hours Type from the list.
  • To pay a flat dollar amount such as a bonus or commission, click “Add Hours/Money” at the end of the employee’s row.  Select the money type and enter the dollar amount.
  • Salaried employees are automatically paid their regular pay rate, unless you change their Pay Salary box to “No.”
  • When you’ve finished entering your employee hours, click Next Step to go to Step 2.

Step 2: Approve Payroll

On the “Step 2: Approve Payroll” screen, you’ll see a summary of each employee’s check. Click “View Details” to see each employee’s paycheck detail, including any deductions or taxes, and your total payroll tax liability (if you are a Full Service Payroll customer). You can go back to Step 1 and edit your payroll if needed.  When you’re satisfied with the paychecks, click Approve Payroll.

Step 3: Print Paychecks

On the “Step 3: Print Paychecks” screen, you can choose to print your checks immediately, or save them to print later. You will download a PDF of your live checks or paystubs.  Your live checks will need to be printed on your pre-printed checkstock.  If you handwrite your checks or use electronic payments, the paystubs would be printed on plain paper. Your payroll is now complete!

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