Experienced Member

How to assign class to payroll expenses?

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Re: How to assign class to payroll expenses?

Hello cindyherrmann1,


In QuickBooks Online Payroll, you have the option to assign a class for each employee. For now, I'll take note of your question as a product feature request. I'll personally send it to our engineers.


Let me share the steps how to assign a class for each employee:

  1. Click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Payroll Settings.
  3. Choose Accounting.
  4. In the Classes section, select I use different classes for different employees.
  5. Click on OK.
  6. In the Preferences - Employee Classes section, assign a class for each employee. 
  7. Click on OK.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We'll be right here to help. 

Experienced Member

Re: How to assign class to payroll expenses?

Thank you.  I did that and it did not work the first time.  I went back in a couple of days later as I needed to run payroll and did it again and this time it worked.  Thank you!

QuickBooks Team

Re: How to assign class to payroll expenses?

Hi there, @cindyherrmann1.


Happy to know that the steps provided by my colleague GarlynGay worked on your end and was able to assign a class to each employee successfully.


For more information about class tracking in QuickBooks Online, you may check this article: How to set up and use class and location tracking.


Please know that I'm always here to help you if you have any other payroll concerns, just add a post/comment below. Have a great day ahead!