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Payroll zero dollar checks and arrears

  • 1.  Payroll zero dollar checks and arrears

    Posted Jul 03, 2019 09:52 AM
    Currently, when a zero dollar check has been generated for an employee, we've voided it out since it messed up the taxable wages (doesn't get picked up in Federal Wages) and generated a new one using a build that does not include deductions.  When we do this, however, no arrears get calculated.  Is there a better way to handle zero $ checks in payroll? 

    Chicago IL

  • 2.  RE: Payroll zero dollar checks and arrears

    Posted Jul 04, 2019 12:59 PM

    Hi Jim,

    What are the zero dollar checks for?  Are the wages consumed by deductions?  If this is the case it is most likely the way you have your deduction set up.  You want to make sure your deduction set up has all three boxes checked; Allow Arrears, Mandatory Deductions and Collect When Possible.  We also base the deduction on all pay codes.  Sometimes when we set up the deduction through HR I have to go over to the Payroll deduction and check the boxes and save them.


    Cristal Jones

    Payroll Manager

    * Email:   cjones@PRMG.NET

    ( Direct:  951-547-6314

    ( Fax:      951-547-6015


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