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delete paychecks that are ready to send

I seem to have "completed" 3 scheduled payrolls by mistake. 1 is "sent" to Intuit and the other 2 show waiting to send. Is there a way to cancel or delete all 3 of these actions? How do I fix the scheduled payroll that was supposed to be processed but, processed early by mistake?

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delete paychecks that are ready to send

Welcome to the QuickBooks Community, ABTAK. To correct your scheduled payroll, this can be done in 4 easy steps. Here's how:


  1. Go to the Employees tab and select the Payroll Center.
  2.  Above Recent Payrolls, use the drop-down arrow for Payroll Schedules.
  3. Select Edit Schedule.
  4. Make the necessary adjustment and select OK once finished.

Yes, there is a way to cancel these transactions. Those paychecks that weren't sent to Intuit can be deleted. However, the paycheck that was sent to Intuit would need to be voided. The following steps will show you how to cancel delete and void those paychecks.


  1. Go to the Employees tab, select the Edit/Void Paycheck.
  2. For the paychecks that need to delete select Edit (located at the bottom of the screen).
  3. This will open a page to the actual check. You will see an option labeled Delete. Use the drop-down arrow and select Delete.
  4. If you see any warning message, read and select Yes or OK to complete the changes. 
  5. For the check that was sent to Intuit, click the Void option for it.
  6. Once completed, select the Done option.
  7. Go back to the Employees tab and click Send Payroll Data.
  8. Select Send to complete the process.

Let me know how this goes, and if you have a question or need clarification on paychecks. In the event, you may need to void, cancel, or recall an Assisted payroll check, this article is very resourceful. Until then, I hope you have a lovely day!


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