Run an off-cycle payroll

If you need to run a payroll outside of your regular pay schedule, you can do so at anytime. Off-cycle payrolls default to using the same withholding rates, deductions, and contributions made in regular payrolls. 

If your benefits are managed by Gusto, your standard benefit amounts will not be automatically applied. To adjust the current default settings, please reference step 4 below. Please note that PTO does not accrue on an off-cycle payroll either.

  1. Click the Run Payroll tab.
  2. Click Run Off-Cycle.
  3. Select the check date.
  4. Below the check date, click Advanced Settings if you need to adjust the default payroll settings for this off-cycle payroll.
  5. Next to the employee's name, click Enter Payment.
  6. Enter the payment amount. 
  7. Adjust the payment method to check or direct deposit if needed.
  8. Click Save & Continue.
  9. Add vacation or sick hours if needed.
  10. Click Save & Continue.
  11. Review the breakdown of wages and taxes we will be debiting. 
    • If you need to make adjustments, click Go Back.
    • If you are ready to process, click Submit Payroll.
  12. If the Payment Method was set to check, print the check and hand it to your employee.
  13. You'll receive a confirmation email letting you know that your off-cycle payroll has processed. 

Note: If you have an 401(k) plan those deductions and contributions must be made with all payrolls, including off-cycle payrolls. You will not be able to block these deductions and contributions.

Do you want to run an off-cycle bonus payroll using the supplemental withholding rate of 25%? Process a bonus payroll instead.




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