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How do I create a cell phone allowance earnings type in Zenefits Payroll?

Here's how to create a Cell Phone Allowance pay item to pay employees a non-taxable amount towards the monthly cost of a cell phone (or the phone itself) for business use.

To Create Cell Phone Allowance Item:

To create a Cell Phone Allowance earnings type:

  1. In the Payroll app, choose Settings.
  2. Click Pay Types.
  3. In the Earnings table, click +Add.
  4. Enter "Cell Phone Allowance" as the Earnings Name.
  5. Choose "Reimbursement" from the Earnings Category List.
  6. Keep the Rate Type as Fixed Amount.
  7. Don't check the Supplemental Earnings Type box.

The allowance can then be added to an employees pay template if it is a recurring allowance or to the pay stub if is a one-time allowance. 

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