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How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Is there a way to turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking? I've unchecked the box in preferences but it didn't stop the liability and expenses from accruing on the subsequent payroll. My client only pays worker's comp annually and does not wish to use this feature.

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QuickBooks Team

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Hi @AJBookkeeping,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. Let me take care of this question for you.

 

Although there isn't a way to directly turn off the Worker's Compensation Tracking feature, you can assign a code to your employees to exempt them from this insurance. 

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Workers Comp Code drop-down menu.
  2. Select Add New.
  3. Assign the Exempt code.

You can then follow the steps listed in this article to manually track Worker's Comp in QuickBooks Desktop: Manual Workers' Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop. At the bottom of the page, you can find steps on how to edit the rate, as well as the Experience Modification factor. 

 

Don't hesitate to post a comment below if you have other questions. I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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QuickBooks Team

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Hey there, @AJBookkeeping

 

Thanks for reaching out to us here in the Community. 

 

At this time, there is no way to disable the feature. However, you can choose to track the compensation manually and choosing not to record. You can see the details outlined in Manual workers' compensation in QuickBooks Desktop

 

It's always best to consult with your accountant before making any changes in your company file. If you don't have an accountant, don't sweat. You can find one here in our Resource Center

 

Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns. You can always reach out to us here in the Community anytime you need a helping hand. Take care and enjoy your day!

 

 

 

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Level 2

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Hi Tori,

 

Thank you so much for your quick response! Will this turn off the liability and expense accruals? This is the key item I'm trying to accomplish.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Angie

QuickBooks Team

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

I appreciate you getting back to us, @AJBookkeeping.

 

Yes, tracking workers' compensation manually stops the liability and expenses from accruing. You can read through this article to learn how to manually track workers' comp: Manual Workers' Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Just in case you want to run reports for your Workers' Comp, feel free to check out this article for the detailed steps and information: Workers’ Compensation report in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Please let me know if you need clarification about this, or there's anything else I can do for you. I'll be standing by for your response. Have a great day and keep safe.

Level 2

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Hi Mark,

 

Apologies for the delay in my response; I went in and changed the WC to manual per the instructions provided (thank you) and another payroll cycle has been completed. Unfortunately this did not stop the liability and expense from accruing so I had to do another adjustment. Any further assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Angie

QuickBooks Team

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Thank you for getting back here, @AJBookkeeping.

 

I appreciate you performing the steps provided by my colleague, Mark_R. Allow me to share some information about the liability and expense accruals. As long as you are using a Payroll Item in Payroll, it will automatically accrue data to the account associated with the Worker's Comp Payroll Item. 

 

For more information, see this article: Workers' Compensation Class Tracking.

 

Also, learn how to manage your Workers Comp Payment by going through this link: Workers Comp Payment Service in QuickBooks Desktop. This will provide you detailed steps to help you send your workers' payroll data to their insurance provider.

 

Fill me in if you have other QuickBooks concern. I'll be around to help. Have a good one. 

Level 2

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Thanks again for your quick response! Is there any way to stop the accruals (remove the item from payroll)? My client only pays worker's comp annually so this tool is not helpful for her at this time, and is actually costing time and money for me to do the adjustments after the fact.

 

QuickBooks Team

How do you turn off Worker's Compensation Tracking?

Hi @AJBookkeeping,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. Let me take care of this question for you.

 

Although there isn't a way to directly turn off the Worker's Compensation Tracking feature, you can assign a code to your employees to exempt them from this insurance. 

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Workers Comp Code drop-down menu.
  2. Select Add New.
  3. Assign the Exempt code.

You can then follow the steps listed in this article to manually track Worker's Comp in QuickBooks Desktop: Manual Workers' Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop. At the bottom of the page, you can find steps on how to edit the rate, as well as the Experience Modification factor. 

 

Don't hesitate to post a comment below if you have other questions. I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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