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You can set up a pay category to record the advance payment made to an employee. Let me show you how to add a pay category.
Once done, you can apply the category on a pay run by selecting an employee and then Actions> Add earnings.
While we don't have a specific method of entering an employee's advance payment, if you need to aggregate the tax, you can select Actions> Add Lump Sum Payment.
For more information, you can check on this article: Process Lump Sum Payments, Bonuses or Leave in Advance.
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Thank your reply. I'm not sure if I made myself clear. what I want to do is process payroll as per usual and deduct the payment in advance after Tax to repay so it shows in the payslip the Net wages then deducting the amount that has already been paid to the employee so the remaining balance is what is owing to the employee to be paid in the bank account.
I still want to report the in the STP as the the usual wages for the month no deduction to be reported. Can this be done?
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for replying in this thread, jmason2.
When setting up the deduction category you have the option to select the deduction type as pre-tax, post tax type. Here's how you can set up the deduction:
Then, let's go the employee details so you can assign and set up the deduction category.
Once done, when you create a pay run for the employee the deduction will automatically appear.
As for the STP, please be advised that all data submitted to the ATO is based from all pay runs created and finalised in QuickBooks Online Payroll. STP reports employees year-to-date gross payments, tax withheld, allowances, deductions and superannuation liability. If you don't wish to report the deduction, we'd recommend checking with your accountant to provide more information on how to lodge the STP.
You can check the articles below to learn more about deductions and STP:
As always you can reply in this thread if you need more help with QuickBooks. We'll be around to help you.
You can set up a deduction category to record the advance payment made to an employee. Here's how:
Then, assign the deduction category to the employee. Here's how:
Once you create the next pay run the deduction will show on the employee's pay run.
Also, you may want to check this article to learn more about Set up employee deductions.
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