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Important Information for MAC Users

Our online documentation is designed to support both users of BrightPay for Windows and BrightPay for MAC. 

As BrightPay for Windows however has been used as the main source of instruction, BrightPay MAC users may find slight variances in places in instructions given and in the print screens provided.

There are also several features that are included in BrightPay for Windows which are not currently available in BrightPay for MAC. These are as follows:


  • Importing employees using CSV
  • Exporting employees to CSV
  • Employee Payslip menu
  • Printing of employee calendar
  • Batch printing/emailing of employee P60s
  • Assigning a Direct Earnings Attachment Order (2013 & 2015) to an employee



  • Importing pay records from CSV file
  • Zero-ising Payslips
  • Adding additions to multiple payslips
  • Adding deductions to multiple payslips
  • Adding a note to individual/multiple payslips
  • Assigning FPS settings to multiple payslips 
  • Printing/exporting of the Summary Report
  • Printing of payslips to Thesaurus security payslip stationery


HMRC Payments

  • P32

Automatic Enrolment

  • Assessment Report
  • Dedicated support for Smart Pension



  • Creating/restoring a snapshot
  • P11D functionality
  • BrightPay Cloud

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Important Information for MAC UsersInstalling BrightPayImporting From The Previous Tax YearMoving to BrightPay from another payroll softwareEmployer DetailsEmployee DetailsProcessing PayrollPayroll CalendarPayslip TranslationsMaking Corrections to PayrollPre-paying an EmployeeScheduling Future PaymentsSwitching an Employee's Pay FrequencyRTICommon HMRC Error MessagesHMRC PaymentsAnalysisStartersLeaversStudent Loan DeductionsStatutory PaymentsPensionsAttachment of EarningsPayroll GivingDirectorsEmployee CalendarHolidaysTaxScottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT)National InsuranceEmployment AllowanceNational Minimum Wage and National Living WageRates & Thresholds at a GlanceYear EndBacking Up/ Restoring Your PayrollBrightPay Licence Terms and ConditionsConstruction Industry Scheme (CIS)Ordering for The New Tax YearAutomatic EnrolmentBrightPay CloudExpenses & Benefits