I want to be sure I fully understand the Adjustments column when I run payroll. I understand what an adjustment is. My question is, when running payroll for the most recently closed pay period, say 8/16-8/29, do I include the adjustments listed on the PREVIOUS pay period (8/2-8/15) or the adjustments listed on the 8/16-8/29 pay period? Once a pay period closes, can the adjustment number change at all? So now that 8/16-8/29 is closed, if I receive anymore payments for past services, will they show up as adjustments in the current pay period (8/30-9/12) or can the adjustment column still change for 8/16-8/29?
Here is the response to Danielle's question:
For adjustments, you would add (positive) or subtract (CR) them from the closed pay period numbers they appear on. Adjustments only appear once a date range is closed to create a pay period. The numbers on the closed pay period are locked and adjustment amounts will not change.
Having adjustments is not bad, they just require more manual work and are less clear on the Income allocation report. I would recommend not backdating insurance payments. Not backdating insurance payment allows the payment to be tracked in the Insurance Payments rows of the Income allocation report for a closed pay period and you will not have to do any manual calculations.
Not backdating insurance payments will also make sure the insurance payment appears when you export the Download report for a closed pay period. When you backdate insurance payments they appear as adjustments and adjustments are not displayed on an exported Download report.
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