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Issuing two pay checks to one employee in the same pay period

I have an employee who for  budgetary reasons reduced his monthly salary for a couple of months and now is able to go back to his regular pay. With QB Online, in order to not be overtaxed, how can I issue two separate paychecks, one for the regular amount and one for the makeup?

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Issuing two pay checks to one employee in the same pay period

Thanks for posting to the Community, @jmack2.


You can run a paycheck for the same period. When you create these paychecks, make sure the dates are correct for both the regular paycheck and makeup payment.


Here's how:

  1. Select Workers on the left menu and go to the Employees tab.
  2. Click Run payroll and select the pay schedule for the payroll you want to create.
  3. Select Continue and enter the correct Pay period and Pay date.
  4. Mark the employee and click Create another check for (employee name).
  5. Enter the necessary payroll details and click Preview payroll.
  6. Select Submit payroll.


This way, it will be recorded seamlessly and won't be overtaxed.


I'll add this article as your reference to create a set of paychecks outside of a regular payroll run: Create unscheduled checks in Online Payroll.


I'll wait for your reply below if you have more questions. I'm always here to help. Have a great one!

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