30.6 Field Descriptions

The following sections describe each of the fields on the employee deductions screen.


The Employee field is copied from the previous form and is shown only to indicate to which employee the deductions apply.


The Deduction field indicates which of the standard deductions is being entered for the employee. The value entered here must match one of the standard deductions.

If you are having trouble remembering the standard deduction to enter here, press the VALID button (GOLD <F1> and the V), to display a second screen that can be used to FIND a standard deduction. QUERY <F2> and FIND <F3> the desired standard deduction. With the desired standard deduction displayed, press the GOLD <F1> key and then press the E key to redisplay the Employee Deduction screen with the standard deduction entered into the Deduction field. When a valid deduction is entered, its description appears in the display field on the right half of the screen.


The Flags field serves two purposes: if the standard deduction is to be used, the value for this field is s; otherwise, the Flags field gives a new flag value to be used for the deduction. If the Flags field is s, all of the remaining fields are ignored. The values for these fields are taken from the Standard Deductions File.

The remaining fields serve the same purpose they had on the standard deductions screen.