How to process a final paycheck that pays the employee a different amount than their usual pay
In the payroll process, step 3 Edit Timecards, there are several ways to update an employee's pay through any or all of the following options:
- Adjust the Hours/Units (Hourly Employees)
- Change the Rate (Hourly Employees)
- Change the Pay Period Amount (Salaried Employees)
- Delete the existing line item (Click the red X)
- Add a new line item
Note: Taxes will be taken out based on the pay group assigned to the employee and their individual tax settings. If the employee was paid weekly and the final check is for more than their normal weekly amount the tax rate may be higher with higher taxes.
In the example below the normal weekly net pay is 482.10 for 40 hours. If you pay 80 hours on one check, using a weekly pay group, the net pay is 910.20. $51.00 more federal tax and $3.00 more state tax is withheld than would be if they received two 40 hour weekly checks.