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commission based employee vacation

What is the easiest way for me to pay a commission based employee vacation time? We do not accrue vacation, I load a lump sum at the beginning of the year. So I do not need to accrue only track the number of hours used/available.



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QuickBooks Team

commission based employee vacation

You've come to the right place, brookeanne. The Community's here to help.

You can give an employee vacation pay by setting up a time off policy.

Here's how:

  1. In your top menu bar, go to Lists, then Payroll Item List.
  2. Use the Payroll Item ▼ drop-down and choose New.
  3. Click Custom Setup.
  4. Hit Wage.
  5. Pick Annual Salary or Hourly Wages.
  6. Elect Vacation Pay.
  7. Enter a name for your item. If you use time off, rename it to "TO".
  8. Choose an expense account.
  9. Select Finish.

Now you'll be able to add paid time off and make changes to your existing policy. When making updates to policies, be sure to tick the Do not accrue checkboxes if you don't want time accrued when paying vacation.

Please feel welcome in sending a reply if there's any additional questions. Have a great day!

Level 3

commission based employee vacation

yes, but their commission based regular pay item that I have assigned to them does not allow for me to enter hours. So the vacation does not show on their stub.

Candice C
QuickBooks Team

commission based employee vacation

Good Afternoon, @brookeanne


Thanks for reaching back out to the Community. Let's get you the support you need to fix the problem with your employee's vacation time. 


Since you're not able to view the options to enter the hours, then I recommend contacting our Customer Support Team. They have the tools to walk you through some additional steps to help resolve this issue as soon as possible. 


Here's how: 


  1. Go to the Help menu. 
  2. Choose the QuickBooks Desktop Help option. 
  3. Click the Contact Us hyperlink. 
  4. Type in your question and press Let's talk
  5. Scroll down and select to Get a callback


That's all there is to it. 


The problem should be fixed in no time after getting in touch with our support. Let me know how it goes. I want to make sure that you're able to get back on track. Wishing you and your business continued success!

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