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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

Note: This tab is available through both the Employees window and the Employee Information dialog (from the Payroll Check Entry window). Some options may not be available through the Employee Information dialog.

Use the Earnings tab of the Employees window or Employee Information dialog to specify the (global) pay items that are relevant for the selected employee. (If you have assigned a template, the default information from that template will appear here, but may be modified as necessary for the selected employee.) The Earnings grid includes columns for accumulated month-to-date, quarter-to-date, and year-to-date amounts for all of the employee's pay items that are associated with a selected department.

Employees window. Choose Setup > Employees or click the Employees icon on the shortcut bar. In the Employees window, choose the Earnings tab. Highlight the employee in the listview pane at the top of the dialog and click the Edit button to access the fields for the selected employee.

Employee Information dialog. Choose Tasks > Payroll Check Entry or click the Payroll Check Entry icon on the shortcut bar. In the Payroll Check Entry window, select an employee, choose Edit > Edit Employee or choose Edit Employee from the F3 or right-click context menu. In the Employee Information dialog, choose the Earnings tab.


  • Pay items are global and, therefore, are available for any client. To set up a pay item, choose System Configuration from the Setup menu and then choose Pay Items.
  • The rows of the Earnings grid can be re-ordered via drag and drop. In Add or Edit mode, click the number button at the left of a row and drag it to its desired new position.
  • The Earnings tab, Tax Withholdings & Deductions tab, and Other tab of the Employees window and Employee Information dialog are department-specific for each employee. They each include a Department listview field that contains all of the active departments for the employee. The default selection is the employee's home department, and this selection is persistent across these three tabs. The information on these three tabs automatically reflects default information from the department but may be overwritten as necessary for the selected employee.
  • On the Earnings tab, the rate should be entered as the hourly rate for hourly employees but as the yearly rate for salaried employees.

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Overview of employee setup

Choosing pay items for a selected employee

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