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Splitting payroll between checks and direct deposit

My company is wanting to implement direct deposit for payroll but I feel there will be some employees who will still want or need paper checks issued.  I want to know if there is a way to do payroll with some employees having direct deposits and others having checks issued.  This is not splitting one employee's payment between check and direct deposit.

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Splitting payroll between checks and direct deposit

Hey there, lee1891. 


Thanks for dropping by today. You absolutely can have some employees as direct deposit and others as paper check, first off, you'll need to invite all employees to join the QuickBooks product. From there, they will fill out there required information and if they want direct deposit they can fill out the banking information, if they don't, they can check off the Paper check box. Below are the exact steps for your employees to complete. 


Employee self-setup is a new feature that saves both you and your employer’s time. It’s an easy setup that starts with an invite from your employer for you to enter details and adjust your payroll preferences.


Accept the email invite from your employer

  1. Search for the email invitation from with the subject line: Setup Employee.
    Note: Don’t see the invite? Check your spam folder. Or let your employer know about it. It’s possible they used an incorrect email.
  2. Open the email, then select Complete setup now to accept the invite. You will be directed to the Intuit Sign in page.
  3. If you already have an Intuit account, enter User ID and Password, then select Sign in.  Otherwise, select Sign up.
    Note: Your Intuit account login is different from your company file login.
    Having trouble signing in? Select I forgot my user ID or password.
  4. Complete all requested information (personal, bank account, and taxes). Bank account only appears if your employer has selected to pay via direct deposit.
    Note: If you do not have a bank account, select Get a prepaid debit card to use a Paycard instead. Or if you want a paper check, ask your employer to edit payroll Setup and resend the invite.
  5. After reviewing all entered information, select Submit to send the details to your employer for review. You will receive a thank you notification for submitting the requested info to your employer.

Note: The self-setup is completed after your employer has reviewed and approved the entries.


If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to post down below. Thank you and have a nice Thursday afternoon. 

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