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Entering historical payroll data (desktop 20.0)

Has anyone found a way to enter historical payroll data without being in single-user mode?


With 75 employees for 5 1/2 months, this could take one employee 2 weeks to enter and balance.  We are actively using Field Service Management and pulling other areas into QuickBooks.  So, single user mode for about 80 hours is not an option. z:

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Entering historical payroll data (desktop 20.0)

Hi @Jody-Bryant,


Currently, entering historical payroll data will only work for single users. Its QuickBooks designed to work that way. I have here this article for details on recording prior payroll.


Here's the link: Enter historical payroll data.


I'll also share with you our guide on "QuickBooks Workforce: Uploading historical paychecks" that I'm sure you'll find helpful. It has step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.


Please know that we're always here if need help with anything else, so don't hesitate to swing by. Thanks for posting and I wish you have a great day ahead.

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