Before running payroll, you must fill in these seven (7) items under employee information in the People module. Failure to do so will prevent you from running payroll or result in an incorrect payroll calculation.

A. Employee Personal Details:

1Personal information
  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
2Employment information
  • Employee ID
  • First day of work
  • Primary email
  • Functional title
3Identification information
  • ID Type
  • ID Number
  • ID Expiry Date

Read: How to update employee's personal details to run payroll

B. Employee Compensation Details:

1Compensation Details
  • Currency
  • Salary rate
  • Pay type
  • Effective date

Read: How to update employee's salary rate & effective date


1. Currently, altHR only supports payout and payroll in MYR.

2. Effective Date - For newcomers or employees with a change of salary, if the effective date is in the middle of the month, this month’s salary will be prorated between the previous salary and current salary based on this effective date.

2Bank details
  • Name on the account
  • Bank name
  • Bank account number

Read: How to update employee's bank details to run payroll

3Statutory details
  • EPF contribution details
  • Income tax
  • Zakat
  • EIS

Read: How to update employee's statutory details to run payroll

Note: Currently, altHR does not support the automatic deduction of Zakat in the payroll module.

4Previous Employment Income
  • Total remuneration from the beginning of the year
  • Total EPF contribution
  • Income tax deducted
  • Period of payment start and end date

Read: How to update employee's previous employment income

Important Note: This section is particularly important for tax calculation for new hires or if you’re migrating to altHR from another payroll system in the middle of the year.