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Run payroll in QuickBooks Online Payroll

SOLVEDby QuickBooks86Updated January 12, 2024


This article is for anyone that has completed the company and employee setup of their Payroll account.



Run payroll

After you've set up payroll, it's time to run and submit payroll.

The following steps are the same for both paper cheques and direct deposit:

  1. Go to Payroll, then select Run payroll.
  2. Select a pay schedule, then select Continue.
  3. Select the employees you want to pay.
  4. Verify that you have selected the correct pay period and pay date. You can also modify them as needed.
  5. Change the employee's pay method as needed.
  6. Enter hours worked, if applicable. You can hide or show pay types by selecting Customize table.
  7. Select Preview Payroll.
  8. Verify that you have selected the correct bank account.
  9. Select the magnifying glass icon next to the cheque's net pay to edit or preview a specific cheque, then select Save when done.
  10. Select Submit payroll.
  11. Select Print paycheques, then select Finish payroll to print paycheques.

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