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how to change bank account paychecks are drawn on

I now need to draw paychecks out of a dedicated payroll bank account and not from the general account, how do I make this change

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Re: how to change bank account paychecks are drawn on

Hi LMNielsen,


Welcome aboard to the Community. I'm here to lend a hand with any questions you may have with your payroll concern in QuickBooks Desktop.


You can change the default bank account used for creating paychecks through the Preferences window. By doing so, all future payroll will be using the bank account selected from the settings.


Here are the steps:


  1. Click the Edit tab at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Go to Checking.
  4. Go to the Company Preferences tab.
  5. Below Select default account to use, change the bank account for creating paychecks.
  6. Click OK.


For existing payrolls with the incorrect bank account, you may need to correct them by opening each transaction manually. It would be easier to do this through the Transaction list section.


You can follow these steps:


  1. Click the Employees tab at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Employee Center.
  3. Go to the Transactions tab.
  4. Select Paychecks.
  5. Double-click the paycheck.
  6. Change the bank account.
  7. Click Save & Close.

Thanks for dropping in. Please don't hesitate to post your response whenever you need further help from me with your payroll.

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