I’m happy to see you in the Community, jburmester.
It’s my priority that the payroll information recorded in QuickBooks are accurate.
To avoid duplication, you can use the enter prior payroll method to input paychecks and deductions. Let me walk you through the steps.
Here’s an article that provides more details and screenshots about the steps: Enter historical payroll data.
If taxes were already paid, make sure to record them in QuickBooks to ensure your payroll records are in order. To visually guide you through the process, check out this article and proceed to the Enter historical tax payments outside the payroll setup window section.
There you go. Your payroll information should now be complete.
If you need further assistance with any of the steps, post a comment below. I'll be around to help. Wishing you the best.