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chris s
Level 1

Thanks for coming here today, chris s.


In QuickBooks Online Payroll Core, printing contractor pay stubs isn't an option nor create a pay stub for them. Instead, you can create a Check and print it.


To do that:


  1. Go to Payroll and choose Contractors.
  2. Choose a contractor and click Write check.
  3. Fill in the necessary information.
  4. Click Save and print.


For more tips and information about how QuickBooks Online Payroll Core works, check out this article: Payroll Core.


Get back to me with additional questions while working with payroll or anything about QuickBooks. I'd be more than happy to help. Have a good one.

Level 2

This does not help if you pay your Contractors via Direct Deposit. Direct Deposit is almost pointless for Contractors in the sense you cannot provide them a breakdown of payment. All payments should have a breakdown that is able to be provided to the payee so that the payee is aware of ALL charges. This needs to change, please send up to Engineering/IT to have a pay stub available for ALL payments not just written checks. Nobody wants to write checks in an automated world.

QuickBooks Team

Hi there, Desktop2Online.


I definitely understand how convenient it can be to have a pay stub available for all of your payments, though, especially if the payment consists of different works. While this option is unavailable in the program, you'll want to send feedback to our Product Design Team. We'd like to have this opportunity to improve your QuickBooks experience.


Please know that we closely monitor feedback submissions and take them into consideration when prioritizing feature development. When you're ready, here's how to send your request:

  1. Go to the Gear icon, then choose Feedback.
  2. Enter your comments or product suggestions, then click Next.
  3. If you'll be provided a list of suggested articles related to your comments, select Skip and send message.
  4. Choose the appropriate category from the drop-down, then click Send message.

On the other hand, here's an article that you can read to help track all the money you've paid to your vendor for a certain date range: Run a report with vendor totals.


I'll be right here to continue assisting if you need a hand in managing your payables. Just tag me in your comments below.

Level 1

This definitely is a downgrade from the Intuit Online Payroll. 

1. You have to pay each Contractor individually instead of being able to select multiple contractors, enter the payment amounts and date and memo and pay all at once.

2. You can't print a "payment stub" from within QBO Payroll.

3. You can't print a report of Contractor payments you've made.

4. This report you suggest Transaction List by Vendor is from within QuickBooks, not QBO Payroll and does not look as professional as the "paystub" version from Intuit Online Payroll.


Please consider creating the same user interface from Intuit Online Payroll for Contractor payments!

Level 1

I have that problem. I need to write a description of what I’m paying and print the paystub for them to see it.

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