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Enter historical payroll tax payments

Historical Payroll Tax Payments are used to help you record tax payments for periods before you used QuickBooks Payroll. While you can specify the exact tax period and pay date, we recommended that you match the total year-to-date amounts as of the 1st of the month in which you begin using QuickBooks Payroll to match your employees’ Historical Payroll.

Historical Payroll Tax Payments do not post any debits or credits to the Chart of Accounts. If you need to record payments in your bank and tax liability/expense accounts, you can do so by creating expenses or cheques. To do this, click on the plus symbol in the top right of your QuickBooks Online account and select Expense or Cheque under Suppliers.

How do I create Historical Payroll Tax Payments?

To create one of these payments:

  1. Select Taxes from the left menu.
  2. Select Payroll Tax at the top.
  3. Select Enter prior tax history.
  4. Select Add Payment.
  5. Enter the details of your payments, including the period start, end, and payment date. Be sure to include the breakdown of each tax type that you paid.
  6. Select OK.

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