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Can I pay contractors through direct deposit?

I want to generate a file for my AFT account to direct deposit payment for my contractors, but they are not on payroll
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QuickBooks Team

Can I pay contractors through direct deposit?

Hi epotter1,


It's a pleasure to see you in Community.  Welcome!  Although there currently isn't an option to pay your contractors with direct deposit through QuickBooks Online, you can record the transaction to keep your books accurate.  I'd be happy to show you how!


To get started, you'll need to add the contractors as suppliers.  Once you've set them up, follow these steps to record the payment with direct deposit;


1. From the left menu, open +New

2. Select Expense

3. Use the ▼ dropdown menu to select the Payee and the Payment account

4. Enter the Payment date

5. Choose the Payment method from the ▼ dropdown menu

6. Complete the required elements

7. Hit Save and close when done

Your transaction is successfully recorded and you'll proceed to your Financial Institution's website to complete the e-transfer process.


If you'd like to see direct deposit come available in QuickBooks Online, please don't hesitate to submit a suggestion to our Development team, for product updates and feature enhancements.  Customer recommendations are greatly appreciate to help improve your overall customer experience in QuickBooks Online.


Feel free to reach back out if you have other questions.  We're here for you!



Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Can I pay contractors through direct deposit?


Utilize this app to pay your contractors and integrate it with QBO.


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