Disclaimer: The content of this article pertains to the altHR payroll module (not PayrollPanda). As of this date, the altHR payroll module has been discontinued as we form a new partnership with PayrollPanda to bring forth enhanced payroll solutions for our users.

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 the currency of Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

2. Pay type: Currently, altHR only supports Monthly pay type.

3. Effective date pro-ration formula:

- For newcomers, if the effective date (joining date) is not 1st day of the month, the newcomers first salary will be pro-rated using the formula as below:

  • (Salary/Total days in the month)*Number of days eligible including weekends and public holidays

- For existing employees with salary revision, if the effective date is in the middle of the month, this month’s salary will be prorated between the previous salary and the 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
  • 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. Admins will have to add the Zakat deduction during the monthly payroll process to the entitled employee's payroll page.

4Previous Employment Income (TP3)
  • 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