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paycheck detail

The old format would display what the employer contributed to our 401k.  Now, the safe harbor match and profit sharing isn't shown.  How can I see that on my paycheck stub or report?

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QuickBooks Team

Re: paycheck detail

Thanks for bringing this concern to my attention, @jh1918.


You've got me here to help share some insights about having the 401k employer contribution to show up on your reports. 


Incorrect posting account can be the reason why a contribution won't show up on a report.  The P&L report summarizes your income and expenses for a year. Make sure that the posting account of your 401k contribution is correct so it will appear on your report. 


Also, you can run a Payroll Summary report to show your 401k contribution.


Here's how:

  1. Click the Reports menu.
  2. Select Employees & Payroll.
  3. Choose Payroll Summary from the drop-down.
  4. Enter the correct period you'd like to view.
  5. Click the Customize Report button at the top of the report.
  6. Go to the Filters tab.
  7. In the Filter box, click on Payroll Item.
  8. Mark the 401K and Roth 401K contribution payroll items in the Select Payroll Item window.
  9. Click OK twice.

That should show all your 401K contributions you have accumulated at a given date.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the payroll reports in QuickBooks Desktop. It's my pleasure to work with you anytime.