If you don't use Employment Hero to process your payroll
You can input your W1 and W2 amounts directly in the BAS report screen within QuickBooks Online.
If you process pay runs through Employment Hero
W1 and W2 line amounts in the BAS report are determined from the journal entries created automatically in QuickBooks from Employment Hero.
If you look at a journal entry posted from Employment Hero, you'll notice that certain lines of the journal entry will have a GST code applied:
- BAS-W1 (Purchases) and
- BAS-W2 (Purchases)
These tags are used by QuickBooks (along with the date of the journal entry) to determine the W1 and W2 line amounts that show on the BAS report. These Tax rates are created automatically the first time a pay run is created in Employment Hero and pushed to QuickBooks.
Where are W1 and W2 amounts applied?
W1 line amounts are typically applied against the full wage expense incurred by the pay run, and will have a GST code of BAS-W1 (Purchases).
W2 line amounts are typically applied against a PAYG Withholdings Payable account for the amount of PAYG withholdings made by the payer that then needs to be paid out to the ATO later, and will have a GST code of BAS-W2 (Purchases).
Something not quite right?
If the amounts on your report are different than what you expect, the first thing to check would be that all of the pay run journals to make sure that the dates and amounts are correct, as well as the correct GST code applied.
If the values in the journal are different or incorrect, you can go back to Employment Hero, undo the pay run and re-finalise to pass the journal back into QuickBooks once more.