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advance769
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Best way to adjust Payroll period running Saturday - Friday to Monday - Sunday

Hi -

 

We want to adjust our pay period so that it starts on a Monday and runs through Sunday instead of starting on Saturday and running through Friday.  Another adjustment is that our salaried staff's pay date falls on the last day in the payroll period (for example: Pay period is 8/8/2020-8/21/2020 and the Paycheck date is 8/21/20, so I process payroll by Wednesday the 19th, 2 days prior to the end of the pay period).  This has obviously caused some issues with staff departures and paid time off changes.

Ideally we would adjust so that the pay period runs Monday, 8/3/2020-Sunday, 8/16/2020 and pay date is Friday, 8/21/2020, as an example.

What is the best way to handle this? We are on QBE 20.0 and use the Payroll subscription to automatically calculate pay and taxes.

 

Thanks!

 

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Best answer August 24, 2020

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MaryLandT
QuickBooks Team

Best way to adjust Payroll period running Saturday - Friday to Monday - Sunday

Hello there, advance769,

 

You can adjust the pay period when paying your staff in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). The system will automatically adjust your employee's compensation and taxes to calculate for the newly payroll period.

 

If you need to update all upcoming payroll schedules, you need to modify it from the Edit Payroll Schedule window. Doing this will also change the current pay period.

 

I'm glad to show you how the steps:

  1. Go to the Employees menu, then select Payroll Center.
  2. Under the Create Paychecks table, select the payroll schedule you want to update.
  3. From the Payroll Schedules ▼ drop-down menu, select Edit Schedule.
  4. Make the necessary updates in the Edit Payroll Schedule window. 
  5. Select Yes to update the payroll schedule for all the employees assigned to it.
  6. Click OK.

You'll then see the new Payroll Periods according to the new Pay Period when you go to the Transactions tab in the Employee Center and click Paychecks.

 

I've added this link: Set up and manage payroll schedules to learn more about the pay schedule types in QBDT.

 

Keep me posted if you need additional information by commenting below. I'm always around to help.

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MaryLandT
QuickBooks Team

Best way to adjust Payroll period running Saturday - Friday to Monday - Sunday

Hello there, advance769,

 

You can adjust the pay period when paying your staff in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). The system will automatically adjust your employee's compensation and taxes to calculate for the newly payroll period.

 

If you need to update all upcoming payroll schedules, you need to modify it from the Edit Payroll Schedule window. Doing this will also change the current pay period.

 

I'm glad to show you how the steps:

  1. Go to the Employees menu, then select Payroll Center.
  2. Under the Create Paychecks table, select the payroll schedule you want to update.
  3. From the Payroll Schedules ▼ drop-down menu, select Edit Schedule.
  4. Make the necessary updates in the Edit Payroll Schedule window. 
  5. Select Yes to update the payroll schedule for all the employees assigned to it.
  6. Click OK.

You'll then see the new Payroll Periods according to the new Pay Period when you go to the Transactions tab in the Employee Center and click Paychecks.

 

I've added this link: Set up and manage payroll schedules to learn more about the pay schedule types in QBDT.

 

Keep me posted if you need additional information by commenting below. I'm always around to help.

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advance769
Level 1

Best way to adjust Payroll period running Saturday - Friday to Monday - Sunday

Thank you for the detailed information.  We haven't decided when to make the change yet, but will let you know if I have further questions. 

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