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Payroll taxes beginning balances

Can you set beginning balances for Payroll taxes in your chart of accounts?

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Payroll taxes beginning balances

Hi, @KHanen.


To set up your beginning balance for Payroll in your QuickBooks Online.


Here’s how.


  1. Navigate to Employees in the left-hand menu.
  2. Select the name of the employee.
  3. Select Opening Balances from the left-hand menu
  4. Select the Leave Balances tab and enter the amounts as of the date you moved to QuickBooks Payroll, then select Save.
  5. Select the Earnings tab and enter the amounts, then select SaveSelect the Deductions tab, enter the balances then select Save.
  6. Select the Employer Liabilities tab, enter the balances, then select Save.
  7. Select the Super & PAYG tab, enter the balances, then select Save
  8. Select the Employment Termination Payments (ETPs) tab, enter the balances, then select Save.


Please check this article for more detailed information about setting up an opening balance in QuickBooks Payroll. How to set up opening balances in QuickBooks Payroll.


I’ll be leaving you this article to know more about QuickBooks Payroll. Get started with Payroll.


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