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Edit paycheck & liabilities

I instructed a client to cut paychecks. They shorted one of them and I already paid the liabilities based on what they should have paid out. The paycheck has been cashed so I can't void and re-issue it. I'm not sure how to fix this? It's a tiny amount $0.50. I'm thinking simply add it to the next paycheck and pay the liabilities according to difference?



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Ashley H
QuickBooks Team

Edit paycheck & liabilities

Good evening, @AmazonLJ. You've come to the right place!


You're on the right path! You can add it to the next paycheck to correct the liabilities and their pay. If you are using Direct Deposit or Assisted Payroll and you've already sent the paycheck to the Payroll Service, you can't change the paycheck date and the net pay amount. Here's how to change payroll items for the next paycheck:

  1. Locate and open the paycheck.
  2. On the Paycheck window, you can change the check number, date, bank account or employee's address.
  3. Choose Paycheck Detail to edit or delete amounts for individual payroll items.
  4. Hit OK, then press Save & Close.
  5. A pop-up window notifies you and asks you whether you want to record the changes or not. Select Yes to save the changes.

For more information, here's an article that our customers have found helpful: Liability Checks and Paychecks in QuickBooks Desktop.


Let me know if you found this helpful. I'm always here to lend a helping hand!

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