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There are two broad groups of payroll processing procedures:

  • Things you do every pay period, known as Regular payroll procedures

  • Things not related to a specific pay period, known as Maintenance

Regular payroll procedures

Once every pay period you need to perform the regular payroll procedures circled in pink, in the order shown.

As you complete each item a tick appears next to it on the front screen. The time and date it was completed are shown underneath.

The last item, File Regular Pay, confirms the pay run and advances the pay date to the next pay period.

You must complete this last item for Ace Payroll to save your payroll data to the IRD monthly returns report.



The maintenance options are shown below, circled in pink.

Use these options for maintenance functions that are not related to a regular pay run.

Clicking any of these options provides a selection of related tasks and procedures.