Hi there, @igniheat.
I'm here to help you achieve your goal in recording your wage into QuickBooks Online.
If you've issued a check You'll need to set up your self as an employee to calculate your taxes. If you have a different payroll expense account, you can set this up on your QuickBooks to record your salary.
To give you complete details about setting up an employee in QuickBooks Online, please refer to this article: Add employees in QuickBooks Online
Once done, proceed to select the correct payroll expense account where amounts should be posted.
To do that:
Moving forward any payroll transactions will be posted into the account that you've selected for journal mapping.
If you need further assistance with this process, you can always reach out to our Customer Care Team.
You can always reach back out to me if you have any questions about this. I want to ensure you're taken care of. More power to your business!
In the UK, it is the same in the US, a sole trader does NOT have a salary. When a sole trader takes funds from the business, it is an equity draw.
this link explains it