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



Note:

  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
  • SOCSO
  • 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.