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3. How do I set which dates each pay period starts and ends on?

Setting pay period days5:23

"How do I set which dates each pay period starts and ends on?"

Regardless of how often you pay your people, you'll need to set which day the pay period is to end on. Including for pay periods that're: weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, four-weekly, and monthly.

To set which day a weekly pay period is to end:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then on the "Settings" tab, tap: "Payday due"
  3. Once it slides out on the right, tap: "Pay period recurs"
  4. And select: "Weekly"
  5. By default, the "Weekly" pay period is set with "Every Friday" as the: "Pay period's last day"
  6. Tap "Pay period's last day" and set it to the day of the week you'd like your weekly pay periods to end on.
  7. Then tap: Save
  8. And finally, you'll see that the pay periods are now weekly, and end on the day you selected.

To set which day a bi-weekly pay period is to end:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then on the "Settings" tab, tap: "Payday due"
  3. Once it slides out on the right, tap: "Pay period recurs"
  4. And select: "Bi-weekly"
  5. By default, the "Bi-weekly" pay period is set with a "Friday" as the: "Pay period's last day"
  6. Tap "Pay period's last day" and set it to the day you'd like your next bi-weekly pay period to end on, repeating every two weeks thereafter.
  7. Then tap: Save
  8. And finally, you'll see that the pay periods are now bi-weekly, and repeat every two weeks from the day you selected.

To set which day a four-weekly pay period is to end:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then on the "Settings" tab, tap: "Payday due"
  3. Once it slides out on the right, tap: "Pay period recurs"
  4. And select: "Four-weekly"
  5. By default, the "Four-weekly" pay period is set with a "Friday" as the: "Pay period's last day"
  6. Tap "Pay period's last day" and set it to the day of the week you'd like your next four-weekly pay period to end on, repeating every four weeks thereafter.
  7. Then tap: Save
  8. And finally, you'll see that the pay periods are now four-weekly, and end on the day you selected.

To set which date a monthly pay period is to end:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then on the "Settings" tab, tap: "Payday due"
  3. Once it slides out on the right, tap: "Pay period recurs"
  4. And select: "Monthly"
  5. By default, the "Monthly" pay period is set with the "Last day of each month" as the: "Pay period's last day"
  6. Tap "Pay period's last day" and set it to the date of the month you'd like your next monthly pay period to end on.
  7. Then tap: Save
  8. And finally, you'll see that the pay periods are now monthly, and end on the date you selected.

To set which days a semi-monthly pay period is to end:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then on the "Settings" tab, change the country to "United States", and tap: "Payday due"
  3. Once it slides out on the right, tap: "Pay period recurs"
  4. And select: "Semi-monthly"
  5. By default, the "Semi-monthly" pay period is set with the "15th" and "Last" days of the month as the: "Pay period's last day"
  6. Tap and set the "Pay period's last day" to the two dates you'd like your semi-monthly pay periods to end on.
  7. Then tap: Save
  8. And finally, you'll see that the pay periods are now semi-monthly, and with the two dates you selected set as the pay period end dates.

You may notice:

  • That sometimes, some of the pay schedules may not show in the list, for your country.
  • For example, the "Four-weekly" pay period option only shows for the UK, and the "Semi-monthly" option shows for all countries except the UK.
  • If ever a pay schedule isn't available for your country, it's usually because it's not recommended, based on local tax rules.

Keep in mind that:

  • You can keep changing the pay period settings right up until the day you first pay people in the pay batch.
  • Once you start paying people, the pay batch's schedule becomes locked and can't be changed.
  • However you can still create new pay schedules, and bridge your pay batch over to the new pay period settings.

To learn more:

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about setting which day a pay batch's pay period is to end on!

Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2024.

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