Process Back Pays

This article is for users wanting to process a missed pay rise for a past pay period in Wagemaster.

Back Pay Through An Allowance In Wagemaster

  1. Click Setup.
  2. Click Allowances.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Select Standard Allowance.
  5. Click Next. 
  6. Add Description as Back Pay.
  7. Type equals Addition.
  8. Frequency equals Each Pay.
  9. Tick the Taxed and Include in Super Calculation boxes.
  10. For back pay of overtime, the Include in Super Calculation box should not be ticked.
  11. Leave the amount blank.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Select Finish.

Back Pay Through Payroll Processing

  1. Select PPE.
  2. Select Wages.
  3. Enter in normal hours worked
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Adjustments window, choose Allowances then press Add.
  6. Enter the amount to be back paid.
  7. Press Ok.
  8. Finalise pays as normal.

Please Note
If the back pay dates back to more than 12 months before the payment date, that portion of the back pay needs to be entered as Lump Sum E. This value will print as a Lump Sum E on the Payment Summary and STP Reporting and not as Gross Payments.

To Enter Lump Sum E

  1. Click Employee.
  2. Select Employee.
  3. Click Payments.
  4. Click ATO Summaries.


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