The Wage Book computer
software package is designed for the Agricultural environment, and provides a simple and straightforward system for calculating
and recording employee Payment and Holiday Records. When an employee's pay has
been calculated by the system, a pay slip may be printed, and the record is
then stored on file. Various Reports may then be printed listing all payment
records for a specified period (month, year etc.). to assist in the
preparation of PAYE and Superannuation returns.
The system caters for piece rates,
hourly and daily rates, as well as Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly pay
periods. Non standard deductions and allowances may also be entered for
inclusion in Net Pay calculations. Each wage calculation can be dissected
into pre-defined Cost Centres as required. Special sections are available
for Shearing staff and Fruit Picker wages. Standard shearing and Fruit
Picking rates of pay are stored in a computer file, which can be changed as
as supplied by the Australian Taxation office are stored in a file in the
computer, including special rates for shearers. These coefficients can be
changed as tax rates change. (The Tax Office will supply updated tax
coefficients on request, or they can be supplied by Possum Gully Software
through Email). Note that these are not Tax "Tables", but short
lists of decimal numbers that are used by the system automatically depending
on the employee's Tax Declaration Form. The system is supplied with current
tax co-efficients pre-installed.
Employee superannuation is
calculated at a percentage rate for each employee as specified by the
paymaster. This will assist in completing superannuation returns. There is
also a facility to record Employee Superannuation contributions.
screen for paying a Shearer:
A report listing all pay records
over a specified period can be printed on demand. Sheep totals will also be
printed for Shearing staff records, plus a total of sheep shorn and crutched.
(Useful for Shearing Contractors). Individual reports can also be printed for
a given employee. Reports can also be generated to assist in the completion of
Superannuation and PAYE returns, and preparing Group Certificates. Totals by
Cost Centres, as recorded when an employee's pay was entered, are also shown
on this report for the period in question.