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How to Process Manual Checks
How to Process Manual Checks

Create, process, print, edit, or deposit a manual check

Gina Schrandt avatar
Written by Gina Schrandt
Updated over a week ago

Creating a manual check with Fingercheck is simple! Whether you want to pay a bonus, make a correction to a prior payment, pay an early termination payment, or cut a last-minute check, you can easily create a one-time check without having to process payroll.


Create a manual check

  1. Start at the Payroll tab. Then click on Manual Checks to begin creating the check.

  2. On the Manual Check page, be sure to choose the correct Payroll date for the check.

  3. Next, click on +ADD to select the employee (check’s recipient) and click Continue.


Process a manual check

  1. It will open up the Manual Check Editor. First, choose the check dates (period begin and end).

  2. Then, Tax Frequency (optional).

  3. Next, in the Special Check Type, choose from categories already installed (optional).

  4. BLOCK: The options are set on default, if you want to include any in the manual check then toggle on, otherwise, most standard actions that are typically applied to checks (employee deductions, taxes, etc.) will be excluded from the manual check.

  5. OTHER: You can add these options to the check, otherwise, they will be excluded.

  6. Select +ADD to the check type (bonus, tips, overtime, etc.) a flat amount, or hours.

  7. In Earnings, select the Earning Code to use for this check: bonus, 1099, tips, overtime, etc.

    1. For example: if you're paying an hourly employee for time worked, enter the number of hours you'd like to pay and the rate. You can also enter a flat amount, i.e. $100.

  8. Adjust any details about the check, such as rate code, dept, job, task, or date.

  9. Now, click Calculate to see the check amount after all deductions.

    1. Fingercheck will calculate the net pay of the check - click OK to proceed.

  10. Select Save to add the check to your Manual Check List.

  11. On the Manual Checks page, you will see the check you just created listed here.


Print and view a manual check

  1. Once you've clicked Save within the Payroll Dashboard, you can click on Manual Checks at any time to view and print your check.

  2. Now you will see your newly made check as a PDF ready to download and/or print.

  3. Your employee can deposit the check right away, just know that this check's taxes will be submitted when you next process payroll.


How to resolve an issue with a manual check

If you make an error on a manual check, delete the manual check and create a new one.

You should not edit a manual check after saving it; otherwise, any changes you make do not automatically recalculate the taxes based on the new gross amount.


Here is a short video demonstration:

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