It's good to see you here in the Community, haydenbishop,
Let me help share information about how to run payroll in QuickBooks.
For customers outside of the USA, the payroll feature for QuickBooks Desktop is only available in the Canada and United Kingdom regions. However, if you're using QuickBooks Online, then you can subscribe the United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia regions.
To help you decide which best suite your needs, you can read below articles for guidelines:
For future help, you can always visit our Community page for the "How Do I" steps:
Moreover, if you choose not to subscribe to any Intuit Payroll service in QuickBooks Desktop, you can easily set it up within the program. Here's a great resource for more information: Set up payroll without a subscription.
If I can be of further assistance, feel free to reach back out by clicking the Reply button.
Especially since you only have 2 employees follow the Setup payroll without a subscription - as highlighted near the end of the rep's post. Your country will have an employer publication with tax tables and rules on making tax deposits.
Hello again, @haydenbishop.
Just to clarify, are you using QuickBooks Online (QBO) or Desktop (QBDT)? The reason for asking is because the instructions contained in the article are for QBDT and it sounds like you're using QBO.
Additionally, I'm including an article which provides information on recording payroll information in QBO using journal entries: Recording payroll transactions manually.
If you should have additional questions about payroll or need anything, I'm a post away. Wishing you well.
Hi again, @haydenbishop. I'd be happy to assist you with the journal entry.
As QuickBooks is double-entry accounting, the number of debits must be equal to the credits on the transaction. For a general overview of journal entries, I recommend the following article: Create a journal entry.
Please let me know if have any questions about making the journal entry by commenting below. Take care.