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If you use the payroll add-on, you can store different wage types. A few common examples are night surcharge, Sunday surcharge, and public holiday surcharge.

We have already created several payroll template types, which are used in many companies. By clicking on the symbol next to "Actions", you can select one of these templates and customize it.

The description is for the name/title of the wage type.
The number is for the wage office to recognize the wage type.
In the "Type" column, you can see whether the surcharge is given in hours, days, or in a currency.
You can see the amount in the "Surcharge" column.
"Data" indicates which type, for example time tracking, gets a surcharge.
Under "Application", you can see which working area, for example, the time tracking must be in for the surcharge to even be applied.
You can see on which weekdays the surcharge is recognized under "Validity".
Whether the wage type is active or inactive is shown in the "Status"column.
You can manage the editing button and the active/inactive controller in the column "Actions".

You can, of course, also record wage types without our template by clicking on "Wage type" under "Actions". You will now get the following overview:

First enter the description of the wage type.
You can then record the number and key.
You need the key for the file type: Datev Detail
You need the number for the file type: Datev 

You will get the number and key from the wage accountant. A V could stand for Vacation for example. You can simply send both files to the wage accountant and ask him about the descriptions for the surcharges/wage types.
You can also enter a more detailed description.

If this wage type is supposed to be allocated to all newly stored employees, then please click on the tick right at the bottom.
When applying the wage type, you can select whether the surcharge should be calculated based on tracked times, entire shifts, absences, or tasks. The surcharge can be stored in the payroll as an amount paid or as a recurring fixed value.

Further cases are covered with the option "Other".

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