PayslipMaker Is The New and Improved Nifty Payroll

I have upgraded my payroll software and given it a new name - PayslipMaker.

Nifty Payroll has been retired and is no longer available for sale. Old Nifty Payroll users have migrated to PayslipMaker.

Go to the PayslipMaker website for more information:

Understanding Pay Types

You enter the different components of an employees salary using the Pay Types. Pay Types are anything you call an item of salary, for example, basic pay, bonus, overtime, SACCO deduction, pension, insurance relief, etc. All these are called Pay Types in Nifty Payroll.

Each Pay Type falls into a Pay Category. The Pay Category is what determines how a Pay Type affects the statutory calculations (PAYE, NHIF, NSSF).

There are only six Pay Categories (Pay, Benefit, Allowed, Relief, Deduct, Memo).

  • Pay is all types of cash pay
  • Benefit is all types of non-cash pay (eg, car benefit)
  • Allowed is all amounts allowed to be deducted from taxable pay (tax reducers)
  • Relief is all types of reliefs deductible from PAYE
  • Deduct is all voluntary deductions
  • Memo allows you to enter amounts that should not affect the employees salary but good for information (eg Gratuity provision every month)

Here you will see how to add, edit, manage Pay Types:

1 You can open the Pay Types form from the Navigator


2 You can open the Pay Types form by double clicking on any row in the Pay Type column of the Payroll (eg where marked with an X)


3 Each Pay Type falls into one of six Categories - Pay, Benefit, Allowed, Relief, Deduct, Memo


4 The Pay Type can be called anything you want, it's the Category that determines how it affects the Payroll calculations


5 You add a new Pay Type in the New Record field at the bottom of the form (The blank field marked with Xs


6 Set which Pay Types should be copied from month to month by checking in the Fixed column (for example Basic Pay shown here)


7 Checking the Notes column copies entries in the Notes field in the payroll from month to month


8 You check the contribution column if you want the amount to appear in a report that totals cummulative contributions (Only applies to Deductions Category)



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