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I have added Sub-S health insurance to a corporate officer's pay, however, where does this liability show up? I need to record this payment to the Insurer.  It was easy to find in quickbooks desktop, which I had used for 25 years, under 'create custom liability payments'.

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raHi there, @BeaconBooks.Allow me to share some insights about where this liability shows up so that you can record the payment to the insurer in QuickBooks Online.


To begin you have to set up the insurance deduction:

  1. Go to the employee profile.
  2. Select Deduction and Contributions
  3. Add deduction/contribution.

Step 2: Set the account.

  1. Under the Payroll Settings
  2. Accounting
  3. Other Liability and Assets field
  4. Edit the account.
  5. Create a Payroll Liability account if necessary.

To record an insurance payment

  1. Create a Check or Expense
  2. And use the payroll liability for the insurance.
  3. Choose the Category details.

Moreover, you can check this article to learn how to pay third-party agencies for your benefits or deductions in QuickBooks Online Payroll and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll: Pay your non-tax liabilities in QuickBooks. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions or clarifications about your Sub-S health insurance in QuickBooks Online. Keep Safe!

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