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Mapping payroll to different GL accounts

We are a real estate company, and are using projects/customers for our houses.  With the new timesheet features, we are not tracking payroll per project/customer.  One thing I would like to do, is use the timesheet to not only allocate time to each class, but also a specific GL account (Project management, Sales, Property Management). 


My goal is to run a P&L across all projects, and see how much money is spent on PM time per project or sales per project, without having to click on each project individually.  I.e. the GL account running down the left side and project across the top. 


Does anyone have a solution like this? The only solution I could come up with is either a Manual JE reclassing payroll exp, or adding a lot of payroll items for each GL code (however that will show up on their paycheck differently, which I do not want to do). 


any help would be appreciated. 



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QuickBooks Team

Mapping payroll to different GL accounts

Hi there, @Saidan01.


Creating a journal entry or adding payroll items so that you can assign specific accounts to your payroll is the workaround as of the moment. The feature to allocate payroll to projects through timesheet is not available for now.


To create a journal entry, here’s how:


  1. Select the + New button.
  2. Select Journal Entry.
  3. Fill out the fields to create your journal entry.
  4. Select Save and new or Save and close.


Also, you can check this article about how to edit a payroll item.


Let me know if you have further concern about mapping your payroll. I’d be glad to help. Take care.

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