What are the COVID-19 pay types that are supported by Zenefits?

The following are the COVID pay types that are supported in Zenefits. Note that you are responsible for calculating the amounts to be entered. The Zenefits system cannot do the COVID-19 calculations for you.

COVID-19 Time Off: used to record earnings paid to workers utilizing the COVID-19 Time Off requests in Zenefits.

  • COVID-19 Self Care - Time Off
  • COVID-19  Family Care - Time Off
  • COVID-19 EFMLA

The COVID-19 Self Care - Time Off and COVID-19 Family Care - Time Off types are available to be used in accordance with the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, or EPSLA. The COVID-19 EFMLA  type is to be used in accordance with the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, or EFMLEA. To understand the differences between when each of these types should be used, we recommend you look through this Department of Labor resource.

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COVID-19  Tax Credits: 

Used to record earnings paid to eligible workers to receive federal tax relief.

  • COVID-19  Employee Retention Expense
  • COVID-19  Qualified Health Plan Expense
  • COVID-19 FFCRA  Tax Credit

Contribution Categories:

In addition to the following contribution categories available for  COVID-19  credit calculation, Zenefits also supports two new contribution categories: 
  1. COVID-19  Family Care /EFMLA  - Qualified Health Plan Expenses - ARPA
  2. COVID-19  Self Care - Qualified Health Plan Expenses - ARPA
These new contribution categories support entering the  allocable  health expenses that can be claimed as part of the credits allowable for paid sick and family leave taken after April 1 , 2021

For health expenses  allocable  to leave taken prior to April 1 , 2021, use the following contribution categories: 
  1. COVID-19  Family Care /EFMLA  - Qualified Health Plan Expenses 
  2. COVID-19  Self Care - Qualified Health Plan Expenses 
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Note: Employers that wish to take advantage of any  COVID-19  tax relief credit options must make sure they understand:

  • Any limits to the amount of credits they can claim
  • Reporting requirements when claiming credits through payroll or other IRS Forms
  • Restrictions on an employer's ability to claim credits and seek other relief options

For more details see the IRS resources on Employee Retention Credit.

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