Learn how to create a payroll summary report to see what you've paid out in your QuickBooks payroll.
If you want a quick view of your payroll totals, including employee taxes and contributions, you can run a Payroll Summary report for any date range, or group of employees in QuickBooks.
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Create a payroll summary report
The payroll summary report gives you the total payroll wages, taxes, deductions, and contributions. Here's how to run a payroll summary report.
Note that the dates in this report are by paycheque dates only, not pay period dates.
Create a payroll summary report by employee
Run a payroll summary by employee if you need to view the payroll wages, taxes, deductions, and contributions totalled by employees.
Learn about the report
Here's what different parts of the report mean:
- Gross Pay: The amount an employee receives before any taxes or deductions.
- Adjusted Gross Pay: Gross pay minus any pretax deductions, such as an employee contribution to a 401(k) plan.
- Net Pay: The amount an employee receives after taxes and deductions are taken out. This is the number written on the check or sent through direct deposit.
- Employer Taxes and Contributions: The section of the report shows the amount accrued during the period covered by the report. Regardless of whether your company paid them or not.
To export this report, see Export reports from QuickBooks Desktop to Microsoft Excel.
To run more reports in QuickBooks Desktop, see Customize payroll and employee reports.