Payroll - Withholding an allowance

Maria_9773275 Member Posts: 2
edited January 2020 in Accounts Hosted
Is it possible to withhold an employee's allowance and pay it out once it accumulates more?

Eg: Tool allowance for an apprentice is $31.54 a week. It has been paid weekly and after 6 months, the apprentice hasn't purchased any tools. The employee has agreed for the money to be "withheld" until it accumulates to a decent amount for him to purchase tools.

How could it be shown to be accumulating?

We use Reckon Hosted.


  • Charley
    Charley Member Posts: 538 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2020

    Create a new liability account called "Joe Bloggs Tool allowance" create a new deduction for the tool allowance amount and point it to the liability account and let it accumulate. That way you have paid the allowance and deducted it at the same time.

    When it comes time to pay him the allowance it's probably best to do it through payroll
  • Maria_9773275
    Maria_9773275 Member Posts: 2
    edited August 2018
    Thanks for the suggestion Charles. I'll look into it.