Learn how to create direct deposit or paper paycheques and send them for processing in QuickBooks payroll.
Hurray, it’s almost payday! Which means it’s time for you to run your payroll so you can get your team paid.
We’ll guide you through the steps to create your paycheques and send them to us for processing payroll taxes and direct deposits in QuickBooks Online Payroll or QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.
Step 1: Assign a pay schedule to your employees
We recommend using pay schedules to make running your regular payroll more efficient. If you haven’t already, set up and add a payroll schedule for your employees.
Note: You can set up multiple pay schedules for different teams or groups to manage your workforce.
Step 2: Create your paycheques and send your payroll
Next, you’ll need to create your direct deposit or paper paycheques, then send them to us for processing.
Note: When you pay employees, be sure to consider processing times when creating and approving checks.
If you’ve set up a payroll schedule, you can create a scheduled payroll or an unscheduled payroll
- Scheduled payroll: Paycheques you give your employees regularly. You can also add bonuses or other pay to these paycheques. You'll have a routine pay period and pay date based on the frequency you choose.
- Note: With QuickBooks Online Payroll, you can set up and manage pay periods for your employees on a weekly, twice-a-week, semi-monthly, and monthly basis.
- Unscheduled payroll: You may need to pay your employees bonuses, commissions, a final paycheque, or report fringe benefits outside your regular payroll schedule.
- Example: Need to pay your former employee a final paycheque because they no longer work for you? You'll need to create a termination cheque. With this option, you'll also have the option to enter their release date and mark them inactive.
The steps to create your paycheques and run your payroll depend on your payroll service. Select your product below to begin.
|Note: Not sure which payroll service you have? Here's how to find your payroll service.|