What is a deduction heading?

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In order to record payments and deductions on a payslip, Cintra iQ allows you to set up adjustments in different categories. The category used will invoke specific calculation features.
 Adjustment Headings are Payment (Addition) and Deduction headings. In order to record Payments and Deductions on a payslip, Cintra iQ allows you to set up adjustments in different categories. The category used determines how the payment or deduction heading is used. You can flag, within each adjustment heading, to say it is taxable, NIable etc.
Deduction Headings fall into a number of categories described below with specific processing features. 


If you are going to pay using Third Party Payments functionality to create BACS files, you will need to set up payees to be attached to Deduction Headings.


About the Deduction Heading window

Go to Cintra iQ: Payroll> Payroll Setup> Adjustments> Deduction Headings
Within the Deduction Headings window you can perform the following:
  • Create a new Deduction Heading definition.
  • Open an existing Deduction Heading definition.
  • Delete a Deduction Heading definition.
  • Report on the Deduction Headings.


These categories may vary, depending on how your system is set up.
Name Description

Ad Hoc Deduction

These deductions have no calculation features and are purely for periodic input of ad-hoc values such as Advances. No standard values can be attached to this heading.

AOE Admin

If you choose to deduct an administration fee from employees for whom you are administering attachment of earnings orders you will need to create at least one deduction heading in this category. It is only the name that appears on the payslip that you are creating as the value, currently £1 is strictly controlled through legislation.

AOE Deduction

You will need to create deduction headings that represent the name used on the payslip that represents the attachment of earnings order. You may choose to use the same heading for all AOE’s but usually it is preferable for employees that you create a heading that makes the deduction obvious, for example CSACouncil Tax or Court Order, etc. 

Again you cannot set up any calculation criteria within these headings. These are strictly controlled by legislation and managed through the AOE functionality.

Employment Standard Deduction

This category is where the majority of your voluntary deductions are created and will include things like Union Fees, Give as you Earn, NIPSA, Uniforms, etc.
For this category you can create standard values that can be inherited when attached to an employee. You can also generate values using a conditional function if this is appropriate. 

Loan Deductions

Loan deductions are self-explanatory in that where you have an amount of money that you want to be deducted from an employee using standard values each pay period until it is exhausted, then a loan deduction will need to be used.

Pension Deductions

Pension deduction headings can be viewed in the Adjustment Headings form but are created under Benefit Schemes.

Use the following buttons to perform various tasks.
Name Description
New Click this button to create a new Deduction Heading.
Open Click this button to open a existing Deduction Heading.
Delete Click this button to delete a Deduction Heading.
Report Click this button to create a Deduction Headings Report.

About the New Deduction Heading Form

As default, the Deduction Headings are NOT NIable, Taxable, pro-rated or subject to arrears processing, should the employee not earn enough for the heading to be deducted.
The New Deduction Heading form appears once you have clicked the New button in the Deduction Headings definition window.
  • Name - Enter a unique name to identify the Deduction Heading
  • Reporting Group - Select the Reporting Group that you want to show in this heading. These groups are created in Payroll> Payroll Setup> Adjustments> Reporting Groups.
  • Category - Select the category as described in the About the Addition Headings window section.
Once you have clicked the Next button on the New Deduction Heading form, the Deduction Heading details form appears. You can change these settings on the following tabs.

Main Settings tab

The Main Settings tab displayed relates to Standard Deductions. As with Addition headings, standard values can be held and conditional functions can be used to derive values.



If creating a heading from one of the alternate categories some of the fields are greyed-out as they are not used in the category.


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