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11296: Set Up and Print Payroll Checks in CWU


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CWU: How do I set up and print payroll checks for employees and contractors in CWU?


The steps to print live payroll checks in CWU:

  1. Basic Client Setup for printing checks
  2. Enter payroll information
  3. Prepare checks
  4. Print live checks

These steps are outlined below.

  1. Basic Client Setup for printing checks
    • Setup > Client Information > Contact Information
    • Setup > Client Information, Business Info tab
    • Portals users only: Portals use > Select Live to print payroll checks (or ATF if the employer prints them)
    • Employees > Account and Payroll Information
    • Employees > Deductions & Benefits
    • Employees > Employee Setup
  2. Enter payroll information
    1. Nonportal users: enter payroll at Employees > Live Payroll or ATF Payroll or Contractors > Live Payroll or ATF Payroll.
    2. Portal Users Only for employee payroll. 
      1. You synchronize CWU with Portals records and
      2. Your employer client enters and verifies employee payroll information on the Portal.
  3. Prepare checks. Portal users only for employee payroll. You synchronize CWU with Portals records again to pick up and process employer-entered payroll. 
  4. Print live checks. This step is unnecessary if you have prepared ATF payroll.
    1. Preprinted Check Stock
      • Setup > Check and Stub Options > Preprinted Payroll
      • Select appropriate options and Save
      • Employees or Contractors > Print New Checks
      • Select Preprinted
      • Enter correct date to print on the check
      • Enter starting check number
      • Select checks to print
      • Print
    2. MICR Check Print
      • Setup > Check and Stub Options > MICR Payroll
      • Select appropriate options and Save
      • Firm > MICR Check Global Designer
      • Create design
      • Setup > MICR Bank Accounts
      • Employees or Contractors > Print New Checks
      • Select Blank MICR
      • Select MICR Bank
      • Select MICR Printer
      • Enter correct date to print on the check
      • Enter starting check number
      • Select checks to print
      • Print

    Note: To setup an advance, set up the payroll advance as a benefit for the employer, then for the employee. Then set up the payback as a deduction for the employer, then for the employee. For both the deduction and benefit, be sure to check whether this advance should be taxable or not.
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