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I need to create a paycheck in the past

I need to create a paycheck in the past period
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I need to create a paycheck in the past

Let me guide you on how to run a paycheck for the previous period, abg.


You can create unscheduled checks for the current pay period. And this will be all the way back to pay periods dating 6 months ago. 


Here's how:

  1. Click the Workers on the left pane.
  2. Select Employees.
  3. Click Run payroll.
  4. Locate the employee you want to pay, and then select Create another check.
  5. Enter employee compensation, including any salary adjustments, vacation or sick hours, and other pay types.
  6. Confirm the pay period and check date.
  7. Select Preview Payroll, and then select Submit payroll.
  8. If creating a paper check, handwrite, or print the check and give it to the employee by the check date.
  9. Click Finish payroll.

The only check dates that are available are dates that fall after your last check date and before your next payday. We do this to keep your payroll taxes error-free.


I've included articles below that will help you in tracking your payrolls and managing your business finances:

If you still need help with your employee's paycheck, you can always leave a reply.

Ten Gates
Level 1

I need to create a paycheck in the past

Seems like a good way to enter an old paycheck but it doesn’t work. I think because QuickBooks already calculated and paid the federal and state tax, it won’t work.

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