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How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

 
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QuickBooks Team

How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

Hi rachel_wollman,

 

 

I'm glad to learn you're using or looking into using the powerful payroll module offered in QuickBooks. The program makes it simple to stay on top of your tasks which saves you time and money. I'll be happy to answer your questions and help you get on track. 

 

I'd like to make sure I'm on the same page as you so you can record your transactions the right way. Could you elaborate more on where you'd like add the payroll costs? In the meantime, I encourage you to check out this helpful article with more info on how to: Recording payroll transactions manually. Feel free to get back to me in the comments below. 

 

Level 1

How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

Hi James,

Thanks for the response.  We are a construction company.  Our crew gets paid both hourly, and piecework.  The piecework option is them being paid per SFT (ie $.35 per sq foot) of drywall put up.  How do I track this if I want to use project costing?  It seems that to use that I can only use an hourly wage?

Level 6

How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

Hi Rachel

 

If you're paying your guys an additional $0.35 per sqft of drywall, I might figure out what someone's average speed putting up drywall in an hour is (say, 40 sqft - not that I know construction that well) you'd just put 40 x 0.35 = $14 / hr in as your costing.  It's not precise, but it'll be close I imagine.

Level 1

How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

Thanks for your response.  I was hoping to be able to cost it directly from payroll though...  I kind of miss the old desktop payroll for doing stuff like this lol!

 

QuickBooks Team

How to you add payroll costs when you are paying a commission, not a wage?

Hi rachel_wollman,

 

Thanks for taking a moment to clarify what you're looking for when working with QuickBooks Online Payroll and Projects. I can see how piecework would be a bit tricky to figure out, and I can elaborate on your next steps.

 

QuickBooks Online Payroll has a number of different pay items you can set up, but there are some limitations. For instance, piecework is not something that's currently supported in the module, nor is it something that has a straightforward configuration in Projects. For this kind of situation, finding a workaround is the way to go.

 

To make sure you have the best decision for your business, I recommend connecting with an accountant. QuickBooks Online can help with this with its My Accountant tab since you can both invite your accountant as a user to your account or use the Find a pro to help button to research QuickBooks-savvy accountants near you.

 

Feel free to submit feedback about what's available in the program currently by using these steps: How do I submit feedback. You can also then bookmark the QuickBooks Online Feature & Product Updates page to check back from time to time to see what's new.

 

For your reference, here are a couple links about Payroll and Projects.

Have a great rest of your day!