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How do I change my payroll start date from Monday to Friday.

My pay week starts on Friday and the timesheet will not let me change it.

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Best answer 12-10-2018

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Good day finefinishesofpi, Changing the start day of your...

Good day finefinishesofpi,

Changing the start day of your payroll week is quite easy. You can do this in your Preferences. Let me walk you through the steps:

  1. Go to Edit at the top menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Time & Expenses on the left pane.
  4. Go to the Company Preferences tab.
  5. Select Friday as the First Day of Work Week.
  6. Click OK.

After this, your Weekly Timesheet start day will now show Friday. I know sometimes screenshots are very helpful, so I've provided one below.

Feel free to keep me posted if you have questions about QuickBooks navigation.

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Community Contributor **

Good day finefinishesofpi, Changing the start day of your...

Good day finefinishesofpi,

Changing the start day of your payroll week is quite easy. You can do this in your Preferences. Let me walk you through the steps:

  1. Go to Edit at the top menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Time & Expenses on the left pane.
  4. Go to the Company Preferences tab.
  5. Select Friday as the First Day of Work Week.
  6. Click OK.

After this, your Weekly Timesheet start day will now show Friday. I know sometimes screenshots are very helpful, so I've provided one below.

Feel free to keep me posted if you have questions about QuickBooks navigation.

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Thank You Very Much!!

Thank You Very Much!!
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You're welcome @finefinishesofpi! I'm glad you're back on...

You're welcome @finefinishesofpi! I'm glad you're back on track now.
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If you don't have "Make Single-Time Activity Billable to...

If you don't have "Make Single-Time Activity Billable to Customer" it's a two step process. First you have to make that option active THEN you change the first day of the work week.
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This is an instruction for QB Online: "If you don't have...

This is an instruction for QB Online: "If you don't have "Make Single-Time Activity Billable to Customer" it's a two step process"

Because Desktop doesn't even need this setting; anything you job track already is able to be marked as Billable or not. Please note this is a Desktop topic, specifically.
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"My pay week starts on Friday and the timesheet will not...

"My pay week starts on Friday and the timesheet will not let me change it."

That isn't the point of the Timesheet. Notice the wording in QB: Select Friday as the First Day of Work Week.


Work Week = the State regulation, typically used for determining Overtime, such as 7 consecutive Days.

The Pay Period is not the same at all. The Pay Period can even be, for instance 1st-15th and 15th-end of month. The Payroll will pull the data from the specific timesheet by date, not by the View you use for Weekly View of entering that data.