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Level 1


How I can find the link to do payroll manually on QB 2018 and 2017?

In the help menu use to find easy the link but now only are question and answers and no links available.



QuickBooks Team


Welcome, @mykholl and thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Community for assistance. I have some insight on running payroll manually in QB desktop to pass along.


Before creating or running paychecks for your employees:

  • Activate your payroll service
  • Download the latest tax table.
  • Download the latest QuickBooks Desktop release.
  • Set QuickBooks Desktop to Single User Mode.
  • Create employee payroll items.
  • Enter employee withholding information (W-4) into QuickBooks Desktop (normally done when you initially set up your employee).
  • If you want to pay employees through Direct Deposit, set up employee direct deposit information in the employee profile.
  • Create paychecks in the same company file where you have been creating paychecks.

For more information on this, click here.


If you have any other questions about this, don't hesitate to reach out. Please remember, I'm always here for any other questions or concerns

Level 15


SterlingD didn't address Manual Payroll.


There are two help articles and only one has the Setting. One is a Link to the other. The point is to caution you and make it harder to find and use that setting.


Please see my attachment.

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