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Kass_B - Product Champion
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Can I split wages into separate accounts by employee?

I have 10 employees and want to report their wages to four different accounts, how do I do this?

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Kass_B - Product Champion
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Can I split wages into separate accounts by employee?

There are a couple of different ways to split wages between separate accounts in your payroll journals:

 

You can create locations in QBO and import these to Payroll, then assign the employee a default location (eg John is set to Location A, Melissa to Location B and so on). In your Payroll Chart of Accounts, you can then set your wages to allocate to corresponding GL accounts. See here for how to import QuickBooks locations, here to set default locations for your employees, and see the section 'Location Specific Acounts' in this article for how to assign these accounts. 

 

You can also split wages by pay category - pay category transaction accounts can be used to allocate specific wages to different GL accounts. As an example, if you pay John with Pay Category 1 and Melissa with Pay Category 2, you can allocate specific accounts to each category so their wages journal to these specific accounts. For further information, see the 'Pay category transaction accounts' section of this article.

 

-Kass

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Kass_B - Product Champion
Content Creator

Can I split wages into separate accounts by employee?

There are a couple of different ways to split wages between separate accounts in your payroll journals:

 

You can create locations in QBO and import these to Payroll, then assign the employee a default location (eg John is set to Location A, Melissa to Location B and so on). In your Payroll Chart of Accounts, you can then set your wages to allocate to corresponding GL accounts. See here for how to import QuickBooks locations, here to set default locations for your employees, and see the section 'Location Specific Acounts' in this article for how to assign these accounts. 

 

You can also split wages by pay category - pay category transaction accounts can be used to allocate specific wages to different GL accounts. As an example, if you pay John with Pay Category 1 and Melissa with Pay Category 2, you can allocate specific accounts to each category so their wages journal to these specific accounts. For further information, see the 'Pay category transaction accounts' section of this article.

 

-Kass