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Can I pay contractors on an off cycle pay run?

Yes! You can pay contractors in Zenefits Payroll through an off cycle run by following the steps below.

  1. In the Payroll app, choose Pay Runs in the top menu bar.
  2. Click Add  Off-Cycle  Payroll  in the upper right corner of the Pay Runs page.
  3. You can either Create a new pay run or Clone an existing pay run
  4. Give the payroll a descriptive name, e.g., Christmas Bonus Payroll, and a pay date.
  5. Choose which workers will be included in the off cycle pay run.
  6. Choose from the following options:
    - Include regular deductions & contributions: Health benefits that are normally deducted
    - Show a pay period on  paystubs:  The dates they are being paid for
     - Use a  single-time  base tax withholding rate: Only select this if you want to withhold the individual(s) at a different rate than they are usually taxed. If you do not select this at all, they will be taxed like normal, based on your company's pay schedule.
  7. From the list of available workers, check the box next to the name(s) of the contractor(s) who should be paid in the run.
  8. Click Edit on the left side of the screen to add earnings.
  9. After everything is entered, Finish Edit.
  10. Review the run and taxes, then Approve.
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