Using graduated tables for client check processing fees - examples

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Graduated tables are used to define a graduated fee scale for your clients. You can set up graduated tables that apply to payroll and/or vendor checks, and you can specify different fees for the various schedules (weekly, biweekly, twice monthly, quarterly, semiannually, and annually). You can also specify a base fee if necessary. The base fee is a single fee charged whenever checks are printed for a client using the fee schedule, regardless of the number of checks printed.

Setting up a graduated table

To set up a graduated table, follow these steps.

  1. Choose Setup > Firm Information > Billing Items
  2. Select Checks from the drop-down list in the Fee type field.
  3. Click the Graduated table option in the Calculation method field.
  4. Enter information in the Fee Schedule grid.
    • If applicable, enter the base fee for each type and schedule in the first row.
    • Use the From and To columns to specify a range for the number of items for which a fee is charged. You need to enter data in the From column only. When you enter a count in the From column, the application automatically subtracts one and enters that number in the To column of the previous row.
    • The fee you enter for each range is the fee charged for each item (based on the selection in the Calculation type field) in that range.

Example 1: Per payroll check, Bi-weekly schedule

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Fee type Checks
Check type Payroll only
Calculation type Per check
Schedule Biweekly
Number of checks processed 321

Billing perchk ex

Using the graduated table above, the total fee is calculated on a biweekly basis as follows.

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Example 2: Per payroll or vendor check run, Biweekly schedule

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Fee type Checks
Check type Payroll > Vendor
Calculation type Per run
Schedule Biweekly > Vendor
Number of checks processed 175 payroll and 27 vendor

Billing payvend perrun ex

Using the graduated table above, the total fee is calculated as follows.

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Example 3: Per direct deposit payroll check, Twice monthly schedule

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Fee type Checks
Check type Payroll only
Calculation type Per direct deposit
Schedule Twice Monthly
Number of direct deposit allocations processed 175

Using the graduated table above, the total fee is calculated on a twice monthly basis as follows.

Billing perdd ex

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