Learn how to pay your contractors using direct deposit in QuickBooks or Intuit Payroll.
With QuickBooks and Intuit Payroll, you can use direct deposit to pay your contractors. This lets you put their money straight into their bank accounts so they don't have to cash a check.
To pay contractors by direct deposit, you'll need a payroll subscription with Intuit, even if you don’t run payroll for W-2 employees. Here's how to set up and create direct deposits for your payroll product.
Your steps depend on which product you have.
|Note: Not sure which payroll service you have? Here's how to find your payroll service.|
|Note: If you don't want to use direct deposit, here's how to pay your contractors with paper checks.|
Tip: You can also use direct deposit to pay open bills with your contractors in QuickBooks Online. This is outside your payroll system. QuickBooks tracks contractor payments for 1099- MISC reporting.
Step 1: Add your contractor
Before you can pay your contractor, you need to set up their profile. Check out Set up contractors and track them for 1099s in QuickBooks to learn more.
Step 2: Set up direct deposit
Step 3: Create contractor direct deposit payments
Now you're ready to send a direct deposit to your contractor. Follow the steps for the payroll product you use.