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How do you change the pay period for hourly employees in payroll?

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How do you change the pay period for hourly employees in payroll?

Nice to have you in the Community space, @sherry1693.


Changing your employee's pay date is quite simple. Allow me to guide you through the steps on how to do this in your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account:


  1. Go to the Employees or Payroll menu.
  2. Select the Employees tab.
  3. Locate the select your preferred employee.
  4. Click the Edit pencil icon beside the Pay tab under the Employee details tab.
  5. From the (3) How often do you pay section, click the Edit pencil icon and adjust the payment date of your employee. 2.JPG
  6. Click Done to save the changes.

You can also check out this article for more details on how to manage payroll schedules in QBO: Set up and manage payroll schedules.


Furthermore, I’m adding this article that you can read for reference in processing your payroll effectively.


Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you in managing your employees in QBO. I’d be more than glad to assist you. Have a great day ahead!

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