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Pay period start and end days

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It would be great if you could set your system with the start and end days for a pay week. For us, the week begins on Thursday and ends on Wednesday, and I pay on Thursday. I have to change these dates every week for 4 separate payrolls. 


Surely it makes no sense that the end date is the same date as the payment date - how can you know how many hours someone has worked if they haven't finished their shift? Surely the end date nearly always needs to be prior to the payment date. 

 

This would be another time saver.

 

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Ultimate Partner
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Hello @georgieh 

Firstly you do not need to change your pay cycle. Your pay cycle does not have to relate to the job keeper fortnight.

What you do need to consider is in which JobKeeper fortnight your pay date is.

 

To explain this- you had a pay week that commenced Thursday 26th of March and ended on Wednesday, 1 April. Your payday was Thursday, 2 April. This payday of 2 April falls within the first job keeper fortnight 30 March to 12 April. 

 

You would use the. JOBKEEPER-START01 payroll category to advise the  ATO through STP that you are in the system from the beginning of April. You only need to use this 01 code once. As long as the ATO has been advised of the START01 you should get your $3000 per employee in early May.

 

If you have already completed pays for April then you may need to do an additional pay run for make up pay and to advise the ATO with a one cent pay as per the MYOB instructions.

 

I hope this helps. Cheers David

Experienced Cover User
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Experienced Cover User

Hi David, 

 

I wasn't talking about JobKeeper - just in general. Something that's been bugging me since I started using MYOB 18 months ago!

 

Thanks, 

 

Georgie

Experienced Cover User
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Experienced Cover User

hi @georgieh 

yes i agree.

Our payrun is Monday to Sunday, and each week I have to change the start and end dates for the payrun. It would be great if in settings we could set our standard pay cycle and it would default to that.  And while at it, it would be good if it could also default to your normal payment date too (every Tuesday in this example)

Experienced Cover User
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Experienced Cover User

Yes couldn't agree more.  It would be great if in Setup > General Payroll Information we could have our standard pay cycle setup i.e. weekly ends on Wednesday or fortnightly ends on Sunday etc.  

 

Then when going into the Process Payroll it would have the Weekly Pay period start and Pay period end being accurate without user intervention (unless specifically required as a one-off).  

 

Would LOVE to see this resolved.  I have been using MYOB for 15 years and every week when I process pays this irritates.  

 

Thank you

Experienced Cover User
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Experienced Cover User

Further to this idea, another thing I'd like to see about the payrun start and end dates... it would be beneficial to have the dates show the day as well... for example once you have picked the Pay Period Start and End dates, it shows the date as dd/mm/yy.  It would be awesome if it showed it, for example, 'Monday 11/05/20' instead of just '11/05/20' so that you can see at a glance that you have the right date.

Contributing Cover User
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Contributing Cover User

This is a great idea! i would love this function

Experienced Cover User
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Experienced Cover User

Agree.  This irritates me so much.  

Experienced User
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Experienced User

Agree.

Experienced Cover User
27 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Totally agree