Upload Extra Pay

Purpose: You can upload employee wages such as bonuses, commissions, and expenses to the payroll center using a template file. This help guide will show you how to upload additional pay before running payroll. 

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Upload Extra Pay

Before uploading extra pay, make sure that any company-specific pay types on your file upload are added to TRAXPayroll by contacting Payroll Support. They'll need to know the exact name of the pay type, if it's payable (yes/no), if it's taxable (yes/no), and if it should be reported in a specific box on the W2.

 To upload your extra pay file, go to the Upload Extra Pay tab in the Payroll Center. 

  1. Format Type: You can upload files using Employee ID, Employee Number, or SSN as the unique identifier. These identifiers are on the employee's TRAXPayroll employee's BambooHR profile
  2. Import File: Click Choose File and select the file you would like to upload. 
  3. Format: Click Upload Specifications to access the template required for uploading deduction information. (See example below.)
  4. Next: Once you have chosen your format type and import file, click Next to upload your additional pay.

Validating uploaded additional pay

After uploading your file, you will have two options to verify that all records import into TRAXPayroll successfully.

Edit Pay Type

In the Edit Pay Type section, you can choose to edit the pay type codes (found on your upload spreadsheet) to match your pay types in TRAXPayroll. Click Edit, type in the new name under Pay Type Code, and then choose Update to update the record.

Pay Types are in TRAXPayroll, and Pay Type Codes are on your spreadsheet. In many cases, these will be identical. However, there are times when admins use a different name on their import which mandates this important step. For example, in TRAXPayroll, it may be called Cell Phone Reimbursement, but the spreadsheet calls it Cell Phone or CP.

Available Pay Types in TRAXPayroll

Pay Type Taxable Payable
Yes Yes
Commission Yes Yes
Deferred Compensation - Nonqualified Yes Yes
Expense No Yes
Housing Allowance - Minister No Yes
Imputed Income - DP or LTD Fed & State Taxable Yes No
Imputed Income - DP or LTD Fed Tax Only Yes  No
Imputed Income - GTL Yes No
Imputed Income - Stock Option Yes No
Non Payable Non Taxable Reimb No No
Non Payable Non Taxable Third Party Sick No No
Non Payable Taxable Benefit 2% Yes No
Non Payable Taxable Income Yes No
Non Payable Taxable Stock (Non-Stat) Yes No
QSEHRA - Payable Non Reportable No Yes
QSEHRA - Reportable Non Payable
No No
Standard Pay - Additional Yes Yes
Stock Option Income (Non-Stat) Yes Yes
Third Party Sick Pay Yes No
Tips - Non Payable Taxable Yes No
Tips - Payable Taxable Yes Yes
Tuition Reimbursement - (Sec 127) Payable No Yes
Tuition Reimbursement - (Sec 127) Non Payable No No
WA PFML Supplemental Pay Yes Yes
Imported Pay Additional List

Under the Imported Pay Additional List section, you can make edits to uploaded data to make sure that all records import successfully.

  1. Status & Reason: In the table, you can check the status of each record. If a record has failed to import, you will see the reason why.
  2. Edit & Delete:  You can click on Delete to eliminate unneeded records. You can click on Edit to make changes to any records as needed.
  3. Make Edits: You can make necessary edits to records to make sure they will transfer into TRAXPayroll successfully.
  4. Update & Cancel: Once you have made your edits, click Update to save the changes or click Cancel to void the changes. 

Save & Validate

Once you have made necessary changes to pay types, job codes, and the Imported Pay Additional List, click Save and Validate to save all changes and check the new status of each record. 

After saving and validating your updates, be sure to check that all statuses now show as Successful. Click Finish to finalize your import. 

You will then see a confirmation screen that lets you know your import was successful. 

Once you have the additional pay import finalized, go back to the Upload Extra Pay tab in the Payroll Center and change the Already Uploaded status to Confirmed. Here, you can see the additional pay that is confirmed and ready to be pulled into your payroll run. The file will pull into payroll automatically as long as the post date is on or before the end date of the pay period. You can confirm the filing is pulling in by clicking Preview Additional Pay/Expense at the bottom of Step 2 or by clicking the Additional Pay/Expense report in Step 3.

What's next?

Are you ready to begin processing your payroll?

Would you like to view reports from this pay period?