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Intuit Online Payroll with TWO paid sick leaves

In Colorado we have TWO forms of Paid Sick Leave. In my Intuit Online Payroll, I only see one option for adding paid sick leave to employees. Is there a way to add a second?


The first PSL is a state-required accrual system. One hour for every 30 hours worked with a cap of 48 hours.


The second PSL is part of a COVID Public Health Emergency mandate. Start with 80 hours, and used when needed.


How can I include both PSL types?




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QuickBooks Team

Intuit Online Payroll with TWO paid sick leaves

Hi there, grechnitz. 


Allow me to share some information on how to add second paid sick leave in Intuit Online Payroll.


You'll want to add an additional pay type to your employee if you don't have an option to add a second paid sick leave. 


Here's how:


  1. Select Employees.
  2. Choose the employee's name.
  3. Select Edit from the Pay section.
  4. Select Additional pay types to expand the menu, and select the pay type that fits your purposes.
    • If the pay type you're after doesn't show up, select Show all pay types.
    • Enter an amount in the $ field to make the amount recurring, or leave it blank and just enter the amount when running payroll.
    • To rename or change the pay type, select Add/edit types > Edit next to the pay type.
  5. Select Save.

Then to learn more about managing your payroll taxes in your QuickBooks Online (QBO), check our Employees and payroll taxes page for reference.

That's it! Fill me in if you have further questions about adding paid sick leave in Intuit Online Payroll. I'll be around if you need any help. Have a great day!

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Intuit Online Payroll with TWO paid sick leaves

I do not see that it is possible to have two concurrent leave leave pay types as is required in Colorado. Renaming does not appear to be an option in this product. Simply using a pay type that is unrelated to PSL will create W-2 problems.


Intuit Online Payroll with TWO paid sick leaves

Hi there, @grechnitz! I want to ensure you're able to set up your payroll item.


You'll want to contact our Payroll Care Team and let a specialist review your payroll account. They can also share the needed steps to include both paid sick leave items for your employees.


You can read the contact details in this article: Contact Intuit Online Payroll Support.


Lastly, I've got you this helpful article for ideas about how you can manage your payroll: Help Articles for Intuit Online Payroll.


If there's anything else that I can help you with aside from entering payroll items types, please let me know in the comment below. I'll be here to help. Stay safe!


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Intuit Online Payroll with TWO paid sick leaves

I am not seeing my latest response here, so I will summarize that after hours online with support and screen sharing and escalation and contacting an Accountant Payroll Advisor for Large Firms, the consensus was that the product cannot accommodate Colorado's requirements. The recommendations were to make manual changes each pay period or find another product.

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