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Quickbooks Accountant Desktop 2018 Sick Time Accrual Maximum

How can I set up annual sick time accrual maximum for part time employees?

Arizona allows a maximum of 24 hours per year.  I have employees that have used 24 hours but sick time continues to accrue within the year.  Is there a way to correct that?

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Quickbooks Accountant Desktop 2018 Sick Time Accrual Maximum

Thanks for joining us here, alisad70.


Let me discuss with you how Sick Time Accrual Maximums works in QuickBooks Desktop.


In QuickBooks Desktop 2019, you have the option to select Maximum hours for the year as your accrual limit when setting up sick and vacation pay. Choosing this type of accrual limit when an employee reaches the limited  hours, QuickBooks will then stop accruing hours until the employee next year.


However, QuickBooks Desktop 2018 currently doesn't have the option to choose Maximum hours for the year as your accrual limit. If you wish to have this feature, I recommend upgrading your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest version.


In case you're done upgrading, you can follow the steps below on how to set up sick pay maximums in QuickBooks Desktop.


Here's how:

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Choose Payroll and Employee.
  4. Go to the Company Preferences 
  5. Select Sick and Vacation.
  6. Under Set accrual limit, select Maximum hours for the year.
  7. Under Maximum hours to carryover, enter the maximum number of unused sick hours that you are allowing your employees to carry forward into the new year.

Here's an article to learn more about Sick Pay Maximums in QuickBooks Desktop.


I've also added a sample screenshots for your guide.

There you have it. Reach back to me if you have other questions in mind. I'm always ready to help you out. Have a good one.

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