You create the paycheck the same as you would normally do. If the employee is paid salary, you will have to do a manual calculation and adjust their pay accordingly. Then enter the details on the employee, by editing their employees information and entering their termination date.
Be sure to Make them in active and you won’t be charged for them anymore .
Also, You can select just pay that one employee, Even though all the names of the populate when you select the pay cycle.
Also, if they were marked terminated already, you need to un-terminate them, remove the termination date, and order to create that final paycheck.
What if our state laws require it to be paid within 3 days? When I go to preview her payroll it shows it will be pid on 2/4.
Thanks for getting back to us, UniversityAZ,
I can add a bit more about paying a terminated employee in QuickBooks.
Paying a terminated employee ahead of their pay schedule can be done in just a few clicks. You'll only need to edit the Regular schedule directly from the employee's profile. Here's how:
Once done, you can now pay the employee using a different payment date. I've added a great article here for your reference with creating payroll checks in QuickBooks Online Payroll: Create paychecks in QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll
That should get you on the right track, UniversityAZ. Please let me know if you need further assistance with the process. I'm here to lend you a helping hand any time. All the best!