Learn when and how to fix an employee paycheck. You can cancel, delete or void payroll paycheck or direct deposit payments after they're submitted.
Need to make changes to a paycheck or stop direct deposit? Follow steps in this article if you:
- Created a duplicate paycheck
- Entered the wrong info on a paycheck (such as hours, deductions, additions, or paycheck or pay period dates)
- Incorrect gross or net pay
- Wrong work locations
Need to void a contractor payment? See Cancel or delete contractor direct deposit payments after they're sent.
Should I delete or void a paycheck?
Depending on your processing time, and payroll service, QuickBooks may allow you to either delete or void a paycheck.
- Delete a paycheck: This removes the transaction from your payroll. You can do this if the paycheck hasn't been processed yet.
- Void a paycheck: This changes your paycheck records and updates the paycheck dollar amount to zero. You may need to make adjustments to balance your books. This does not stop a direct deposit from processing and does not return funds to you.
How to delete or void a paycheck
Choose your payroll service below for direct deposit processing deadlines and steps on how to delete your direct deposit paychecks.
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What happens next?
If the deadline to cancel the payments passed, your workers will receive the money in their bank accounts on the pay date. You can void the payments and collect the money back from your employee or contractor. If this is not possible, you may qualify to request a direct deposit reversal.