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We have one employee.  We pay him a percentage per job. Each job is a different rate. I have entered the different jobs into the payroll item list. When I go to enter jobs/activity into the timesheet, there are no items on the drop down list. When i go to add a new item, it ask if i want to pay employee hourly or salary. We do neither. How do i enter earnings for this employee? I want to track the date, job, and rate for each time he works. I am lost.

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Hi, Lost1234.


You must first create jobs in QuickBooks Desktop. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Customers. 
  2. Select Customer Center from the list. 
  3. Click New Customer & Job at the top. 
  4. Select Add Job. 
  5. Enter Job name and other information. 
  6. Click OK. 

Once done, you can now enter timesheet for the employee, here’s an article how:

You can also have the system enter the timesheet automatically on the employee’s paycheck. Here’s how:

  1. Click Employees at the top. 
  2. Select Employee Center. 
  3. Double-click the employee’s name. 
  4. Go to Payroll Info. 
  5. Put a check mark for Use time data to create paychecks. 
  6. Click OK. 

I also have an article here about Jobs that might help you along the way:


Let me know in the comments below if you need anything else. 

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