You might need to pay your team or an individual employee outside of your regular pay schedule for a variety of reasons, and to do that you can run an off-cycle payroll. There's no extra fee to run an off-cycle payroll, and you'll still be able to process your regular payroll.
Off-cycle payrolls default to using the same withholding rates, deductions, and contributions made in regular payrolls. If you're paying more than one employee with the same payment details, you can click Bulk edit to save you time. Off-cycles typically pay out in 2 business days, but can vary depending on your company's direct deposit speed.
Note: To pay bonuses with a supplemental withholding rate of 22%, run a bonus payroll.
Follow the steps below to run an off-cycle payroll. If at any point you need to exit to payroll flow, click Save changes for later at the bottom of the page to save this payroll as a draft. The steps to access this draft are the same as below.
On the next screen, you'll see a summary of the payroll. From here, you can:
You'll receive a confirmation email letting you know that your off-cycle payroll has been processed. If you need to edit the off-cycle payroll, cancel the payroll and rerun it.
Note: If your employee has an active garnishment, you may need to check with the garnishment authority to see if there are specific requirements for garnishing the off-cycle payroll.
Here are some examples of why you might need to run an off-cycle payroll: