Running Payroll in Patriot Software Using Different Pay Frequencies

Running Payroll in Patriot Software Using Different Pay Frequencies


As a small business owner, you need the flexibility to run payroll according to your business needs. When you run payroll in Patriot Software, you can pay employees at any interval you choose.

While you might pay most of your employees on a regular weekly schedule, for example, you could pay other employees on a different schedule, including bi-weekly, monthly or semi-monthly. For some employees, you may run payroll infrequently, such as quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

In Patriot Software, you will run separate payrolls for each frequency.  This means you will run a payroll for your weekly employees, and another payroll for your biweekly employees.

How To Run Payrolls With Different Frequencies in Patriot Software

First, confirm that the pay frequency is correct on each employee’s Pay Information screen to ensure the correct tax frequency when running payroll. Patriot Software will calculate taxes differently on a weekly paycheck compared to a biweekly paycheck.  You can see each employee’s Pay Frequency by going to Payroll > Employees > Employee List.

Next, click Payroll > Run a New Payroll.  If you have employees with different pay frequencies, select the Pay Frequency in the dropdown list on Step 1.  This will display only those employees paid in that frequency.

For example, you would select “Weekly” to pay the weekly group, and then run another payroll and select “Biweekly” pay the biweekly group.  Be sure to change the pay period and pay date as needed on the Payroll Entry Sheet.