Breathe Payroll provides you with the flexibility of doing off-cycle pay runs to allow you to pay employees who are leaving on their last day, or do extra pay runs for payments that can't wait for the next regular pay run.

Select the Payroll module from the app switcher:

Note: If you haven't yet set up Breathe payroll, please refer to Getting started with Breathe Payroll to learn what you need to do to get Breathe payroll up and running.

If you need to pay someone outside of the regular pay cycle, you will need to go through the off-cycle pay run process.

From the Payroll Dashboard click the off-cycle pay run button in the top right-hand corner.

Click the + button to add an off-cycle pay run, then name the off-cycle pay run, add payment period details, and click save:

Assign Employees

Select the employee/s that you want to process the off-cycle pay run for:

  1. Under the available employees check the checkbox next to the employee's name.

  2. Click the arrow pointing right in order to add the employee/s to the assigned employees list:

Click the top arrow pointing right to proceed to the next step.

Input the pay element

Click Add Pay Item:

Select the pay element from the drop-down menu, enter the amount, and optionally a description, then click save:

Click the arrow pointing right to proceed to the next step.

Check the reports

Select any report you want to check:

For example the audit report looks like this:

You can print the report and you download it, either in PDF or Excel format.

Click the arrow pointing right to proceed to the next step.

Pay the employees

Click Download bank file:

Click the arrow pointing right to proceed to the next step.

Email the payslips

Click email payslips and click Yes to confirm that you want to send it through:

Once the payslips are sent, click the arrow pointing right to proceed to the next step.

Commit the off-cycle pay run

Click Commit paycycle:

Review the details then click validate submission:

Now click review & confirm:

The details displayed on your screen now are the employee details and payroll details that will be submitted to the ATO based on the Single Touch Payroll requirements.

Review the declaration statement and provide the required authorisation by ticking the checkbox, then click commit pay cycle:

That's it! You have completed the off-cycle pay run!

Please see more details in this quick video:

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