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Set up and assign employee deductions and company contributions in QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 5 months ago

You can easily set up employee deductions and company contributions and then assign them to other employees.



Set up employee deductions or contributions

Here's how to set up deductions or contributions for employees in QuickBooks Online:

  1. Go to Payroll and select Employees (Take me there).
  2. Select the employee's name.
  3. From Deductions & contributions, select Start or Edit.
  4. Select + Add deduction/contribution.
  5. Select an existing Deduction/contribution.
  6. Or, to add a new deduction:
    1. From Deduction/contribution, select + Add deduction/contribution.
    2. Select an appropriate option from Deduction/contribution type.
    3. Select an appropriate option from Type.
    4. Add a Description. This is the deduction or plan name, which appears on paycheques.
  7. Under the Employee deduction section, select how your deduction is calculated. Then enter the amount or percentage.
    Note: Do the same for Company contribution, if applicable.
  8. Select Save, then select Done.


Assign deductions or contributions to other employees

Here's how to assign deductions or contributions to other employees:

  1. Go to Payroll and select Employees (Take me there).
  2. Select the employee from the list.
  3. From Deductions & contributions, select Start or Edit.
  4. Select + Add deduction/contribution.
  5. Select an existing Deduction/contribution.
    Note: To add a new one, refer to the steps in the previous section.
  6. Under the Employee deduction section, select how your deduction is calculated. Then enter the amount or percentage.
    Note: Do the same for Company contribution, if applicable.
  7. Select Save, then select Done.

Now you know how to set up employee deductions and company contributions and then assign them to other employees.

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