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Advanced Payroll employer pension contribution

Is it possible to make a one off additional employer contribution (lump sum) to a pension? I have discovered we underpaid contributions in April due to an unexpected glitch in payroll. I have been able to make an additional deduction of the employee contribution and assign it to the pension scheme, but I cannot see any way to make the additional employer contribution to the scheme.

QuickBooks Team

Advanced Payroll employer pension contribution

Hello, bjhallam.


Welcome aboard to the Community. I'm here to assist you with your question about adding employer contribution to a pension.


To answer your question, You can set 1 pension for the employer it's either cash or percentage. A pension can only be one or the other,  and you can create a second pension for cash employers deduction.


Here's how:


  1. Go to Payroll SettingsPension Settings.
  2. Click Add Pension Scheme Manually.
  3. Enter your Staging date, then Save.
  4. Select Add Manual Scheme then fill in the following details.

Additionally, I've added these articles to learn more about workplace pension:

In case you have other concerns or questions about the employer's contribution, you're always welcome to post here anytime. Keeping you in working order is my top priority.

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