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How do I set up semi monthly payroll. The computer is using biweekly.

 
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How do I set up semi monthly payroll. The computer is using biweekly.

Welcome, @brucejensencpa. Glad to have you here.

 

Creating a semi-monthly pay schedule in QuickBooks Desktop is super easy and only takes a few moments. I've outlined the steps below to help you become a pro in no time. Check it out:

 

  1. In the menu, go to Employees, then Payroll Center.
  2. Navigate to the Pay Employees tab.
  3. From the Payroll Schedules drop-down menu, choose New.
  4. Enter a name for the payroll schedule in the appropriate field.
  5. In the How often will you pay your employees on this schedule? drop-down, choose Semimonthly.
  6. Complete the pay period end date and the date that should appear on the paychecks for the pay period fields for all of your frequencies.
  7. Hit OK. Your payroll schedule will show in the table under Create Paychecks.

 

Once you've created the pay schedule, you can assign it to your employees and run payroll as normal.

 

If you run into any other questions, feel free to let me know. I'm here to ensure your continued success. Have a great day!

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How do I set up semi monthly payroll. The computer is using biweekly.

Hello 

I have assigned my desktop pro to Semimonthly also assigned my employees for pay semimonthly. but QuickBooks still pull 2 week time from timesheets.

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How do I set up semi monthly payroll. The computer is using biweekly.

Hi there, @Jay52.

 

QuickBooks depends on when your pay period ends and the time activity. The reason you can only see a two-week timesheet is because the payroll won't include the entries after the cut-off or pay period end date.

 

I've included some sample screenshots for your additional reference:

 

I've also added this article for future reference about correcting paychecks in QBDT: Incorrect pay period dates in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. This contains steps how to void paychecks.

 

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you need further assistance or if you have any questions. I'm ready to back you up. Take care.

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