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multiple miscellaneous payroll deduction, i.e. clothing, laptops

I have deducted one time this year for employees who purchased clothing with company logo.  Now I want to do a miscellaneous deduction for employees purchasing old laptops.  Because I already have a line item for miscellaneous deduction, QuickBooks did not deduct when I added a second line labeled miscellaneous deduction for a different amount/limit.  What do I need to do?

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multiple miscellaneous payroll deduction, i.e. clothing, laptops

Hi there, CNSNE.


What you're going to want to do is create an additional payroll line item. To do so, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click Lists, then go to Payroll Item List.
  2. Click Payroll Item, then select New.
  3. Select Custom Setup, then click Next.
  4. Select Deduction, then click Next.
  5. Enter the item name, then click Next.
  6. Add the agency's name, enter the liability account, then click Next.
  7. Select the tax tracking type, then click Next.
  8. Leave the Taxes page as is, then click Next.
  9. Select how the calculation is based, then click Next.
  10. Select whether to calculate on gross pay or net pay, then click Next.
  11. Add a default rate and limit, then click Finish

Next, let's add it on the employee's profile. Here's how:

  1. Click Employees, then go to Employee Center.
  2. Select the employee, then double-click to open the profile.
  3. Go to the Payroll Info tab.
  5. Click OK.

You can find these steps as well as much more information on the topic at the following link:

If you have any other questions, feel free to post here anytime. Thank you and have a nice day. 

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