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Every Hour on paycheck

Accrued hours based on Every Hour, will accrue on all hours.  This includes when you use Vacation or Sick Time items, which should not be included.  It should only be on hours worked.  If you have payroll items for Holiday, Bereavement, Jury Duty, Sick or Vacation time, it will a calculate on all those payroll items and inflate the Sick Time that is accruing on the employee. 

Has QB made any changes to this? 

Can you set up Holiday, bereavement, vacation, etc. with a different TYPE to not include in HOURS WORKED?

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Every Hour on paycheck

I appreciate you for sharing your thoughts with us, @WpmLV.


Setting up holidays, bereavement, and vacations with a different type isn't possible in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


I can see having this option can aid you in seamlessly managing your payroll. As a way around, you can utilize a third-party app that has this feature. Simply hover to the Apps Center in your QBDT and look for an app from there. 


You can also visit our Apps for QuickBooks Desktop page for additional reference. Furthermore, you can also send your feedback to our Product Development team. This way, they can review your suggestion and might consider implementing it in the future. I'll show you how.

  1. Go to the Help menu.
  2. Select Send Feedback Online.
  3. Then click Product Suggestion.
  4. Enter your suggestions and details then click Send Feedback.


Once you're all good, you might want to check out this article for your reference in efficiently running your payroll: Learn about QuickBooks Desktop Payroll with how-to videos.


You can always count on me if you need more help with your payroll and QBDT. I'm just a post away from you. Take care, and have a dazzling day ahead!

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Every Hour on paycheck

If you don't want sick and vacation to calculate when sick and vacation is used - which is typically the case - then you can it off in payroll preferences. On the QB menu pick Edit | Preferences | Payroll & Employees | Company Preferences | Sick & Vacation and then in the "Sick & Vacation Accrual" section under the "Do not accrue..." title, enable the option "Sick and vacation hours paid".


Holiday, Bereavement, and Jury Duty duty are not special items in QuickBooks and so can't be set in this way to not calculate. The way to handle them when they happen is either to just go with it or to manually reduce the the amount to accrue as you create the paycheck.

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