Learn how to create paper checks to pay your contractors in QuickBooks and Intuit Payroll.
With QuickBooks and Intuit Payroll, you can either write paper checks or pay direct deposits to your contractors. Here's how to record and print paper checks for your contractors.
|Note: If you don't want to use a paper check, here's how to pay your contractors with direct deposit.|
Step 1: Set up your contractor
Before you can pay a contractor, you need to set up their vendor profile and track them as a 1099 vendor.
Step 2: Create contractor paychecks
Once your contractor has a vendor profile, you can create a paper check for them. Follow the steps for the payroll product you use.
QuickBooks Online Payroll
Before you start, make sure you’ve set up your printing preferences
Once you're set up:
- Go to the Payroll menu and select the Contractors tab.
- Select the dropdown next to the contractor's name and then Write check.
Settle unpaid bills with your contractor
If you have any unpaid bills from the contractor, you can also pay that bill.
Select Pay Bills to pay all or part of the open bill for the contractor. Then fill out the bill. Or select Pay Expenses to create a payment not related to an open bill.
- Select the expense account you use to track paychecks from the Corresponding account in QuickBooks field. Note: This is the expense account on your chart of accounts where QuickBooks records the expense. It's not the bank account the payment debits from.
- When you're ready to process the check, select Save and Close to send the check to your print queue. Or if you want to print the check now, select Print Check.
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