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How to cancel and re do a payroll post

Michael K

How to cancel and re do a payroll post

Thanks for reaching out, @ckap707.


If you've found that you need to re-do your most recent payroll, you can delete the paychecks and re-run payroll as you normally would. Here's how to do just that:


  1. Go to Workers, then Employees in the left menu.
  2. Choose Paycheck List under the Run Payroll button,
  3. Change the date range if necessary. Then select the paychecks you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Mark the checkmark box to confirm deletion. Then select Delete Paycheck.


That's it! If you're running direct deposit payroll, I recommend checking out the direct deposit cutoff times to ensure the payroll you're trying to cancel hasn't already been processed.


Let me know if you have any other questions by hitting that Reply button below. I'll be here if you need me. Have a good one.

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How to cancel and re do a payroll post

I have already transmitted the payroll.  Will deleting the paychecks delete the direct deposit?

QuickBooks Team

How to cancel and re do a payroll post

Hello there, @Dorothy78610.


Let me share some information when deleting the paycheck.


When deleting paycheck, you’ll be able to delete checks up until the pay date for Printed Check. However, if it is processed thru Direct deposit, you’ll be able to delete checks up until 4:59 p.m. (Pacific time) on the day of submission.


Once these deadlines pass, the Delete button will no longer appear, I suggest contacting our Payroll Support Team for assistance.


Here’s how. 


  1. Click the Help icon on the top right.
  2. Click the Contact Us button at the bottom.
  3. Enter a short description of your concern.
  4. Click on Let's talk.
  5. Choose the method on how you'd be connected to support.


Please leave a comment below if you have any other questions. Take care!

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