Use Commissions to calculate the pay an employee receives for making a
sale to a customer.
HINT-- The Goldenseal payroll software automatically tracks employee commissions on sales,
projects and property rentals.
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To enter a Commission, follow these steps:
- Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, then choose Commissions from the submenu.
- Click the New button, or click on an existing item and click the Edit button.
- Enter details for the commission.
Enter the following information for each Commission:
Name-- Type in a brief name for this commission rate. This is the text that will appear in clairvoyant fields.
Description-- Type in any comments you'd like to make about this item.
Rate-- Enter the amount of the commission paid to employees with this commission rate. Use the popup menu to determine the method of
computing the commission.
Pay Period-- Use the pop-up menu to choose the length of a pay period.
Payday-- Use the pop-up menu to choose the payday.
When Paid-- Enter the sale status that determines when you pay the commission to the sales rep.
Use Employee Benefit Package-- If each employee gets a different benefit package, turn this option on. If all employees getting this commission
receive the same benefit package, turn the option off, and enter the benefit package to be used with this commission.
Use Employee Tax Package-- If each employee uses a different tax package, turn this option on. If all employees getting this commission
use the same tax package, turn the option off, and enter the tax package to be used with this commission.
Use Employee Vacation Package-- If each employee gets a different vacation package, turn this option on. If all employees getting this commission
receive the same vacation package, turn the option off, and enter the vacation package to be used with this commission.
Base Period-- Enter a seed date for calculating pay periods and paydays. It should be the first day of any pay period. The seed date can be in
Pay Periods-- Goldenseal will show you a list of pay periods and paydays for this year.
Choose one of the following ways to compute commissions:
No Commission-- No commission is paid. Use this option if you want to enter a Sales Rep into income transactions but don't
pay a commission to them.
Dollars Per Sale-- The commission is a fixed dollar amount for each sales transaction.
Dollars Per Unit-- The commission is a fixed dollar amount for each item sold. For sales that use category or item breakdowns, the total number
of items in the breakdown will be used. If there is no breakdown, there will be one unit per transaction.
Percent of Gross-- The commission is a percentage of the gross sale amount, not including tax or delivery charges.
Percent of Net-- The commission is a percentage of the net sale amount, including tax and delivery charges.
Choose the sales status that determines when commissions are paid to the
employee. Chose one of the following times:
When Sold-- Commissions are paid as soon as a sale is entered.
When Completed-- Commissions are paid when a sale is delivered or a project is completed.
When Billed-- Commissions are paid when a sale is billed.
When Paid-- Commissions are paid when payment is received for a sale.
An employee earns a commission when they are entered in the Sales Rep field
of an income transaction. They can receive a commission on any of
the following items:
Leases-- Enter a Sales Rep into a Lease transaction if an employee earns a commission when a lease is signed.
NOTE-- If the commission is earned as a percentage of rent payments, enter the Sales Rep
into Rental Transactions instead.
Projects-- Enter a Sales Rep into a Project account if an employee earns a commission on the project.
Rental Transactions-- Enter a Sales Rep into a Rental Transaction if an employee earns a commission when rent is paid.
NOTE-- If the commission is earned when the lease is signed, enter the Sales Rep into the Lease instead.
Sales-- Enter a Sales Rep into a Sales transaction if an employee earns a commission on the sale.
You can assign commission rates to Sales Branches, Employee
Accounts, or both.
When you make a sale, or get a new customer or project, enter the name of the employee into the Sales
Rep field. That employee will receive a commission on the sale.
NOTE-- You can control whether Goldenseal shows all employees as sales reps, or just those
that get a commission. Choose Preferences from the Options menu, choose Income from the submenu, and then change
the Only Show Commission Sales Rep checkbox.
When you use the Write Payroll command, The Goldenseal payroll software automatically calculates
commissions for each employee, based on the sales transactions
and project billing records that have them listed as the sales rep.
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