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Run Payroll Checkup in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

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Learn how to run Payroll Checkup in QuickBooks Payroll.

Payroll Checkup is a diagnostic tool that helps you verify your current setup by scanning your payroll data for missing info and any potential errors.

The Payroll Checkup reviews the following:

  • Your employee records for missing info and possible errors
  • Your setup of compensation, benefits, and taxes
  • Wage and tax amounts

We'll show you how to run it.

Note: If you have QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted, you shouldn’t do Payroll Checkup. Contact us if you need help fixing your payroll calculation errors.

Run a Payroll Checkup

If you need to run a payroll checkup for a previous year, change your computer's system date to the last day of that year.

  1. Create and save a backup of your company file. 
  2. Go to Employees, then My Payroll Service.
  3. Select Run Payroll Checkup.
  4. Select Data Review. If errors are found, fix them. You can’t proceed to the next step without fixing the errors. 
  5. In the Review your payroll data window, select No to allow the Payroll Checkup to create wage base discrepancy adjustments.
  6. Select Continue, then Finish.

Note: Payroll Checkup will only correct wage base discrepancies. To correct tax amount discrepancies, check out Adjust payroll liabilities in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

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