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Add or customise deductions in QuickBooks Standard Online Payroll

We currently offer two types of deductions: for after-tax deductions and for loan repayments.

After tax deductions are taken out after statutory deductions such as tax, NI and student loans have been taken from the employee’s pay. These types of deductions need to have the consent of the employee in writing or be a part of the employee’s contract.

Some examples of after tax deductions are:

  • Recovery of an accidental overpayment in wages
  • Repayment of a liability, for example a shortfall in a till if you work in a shop
  • Buying shares or share options in a business
  • Union Fees

Loan repayments, most commonly used for loans that you give to an employee as a repayment for rail tickets, for example, are not taxed.

Note :  Director-only loans and company-level deductions are not supported at this time.

To add or customise deductions

  1. Go to Employees > Employees.
  2. Select the applicable employee.
  3. Select + (at the bottom of the page), then select Deduction.
  4. Select or search for the deduction you want to add. If you can’t find the deduction you’re looking for, you can add it. Select Add next to the following to add the type of deduction:
  5. Save your changes.

After-tax deduction

After tax deductions are taken from your employees’ pay after taxes. QuickBooks calculates the taxes and NICs so you don’t have to think about that. Examples of after-tax deductions include union fees.

To enter an after-tax deduction

  1. Select Add next to After-tax deduction.
  2. To customise this deduction, enter a Name for this deduction. You can’t have the same name for two deductions of the same type. You can have the same types of deductions, with unique names.
  3. From Rate type, select whether this payment is going to be deducted from the employee’s payroll payment as an Amount or a Percent.
  4. If you select Amount, enter a Default amount to deduct. If you select Percent, enter a Default percent to deduct from the employee’s pay.
  5. Save your changes, then close the window.

The deduction is added to the employee record under Deductions. This deduction is also added to the company settings, so that you can use it for other employees. To include or exclude this deduction in your employee’s pay, select the slider to turn it on or off in the employee record.

Repayment

These payments are primarily for loans. For example, if the employee has taken an advance from you or owes you money. Repayments are not taxed.

To enter a repayment

  1. Select Add next to Repayment.
  2. To customise this deduction, enter a Name for the loan.
  3. From Rate type, select whether this repayment is going to be deducted from the employee’s payroll payment as an Amount or a Percent.
  4. If you select Amount, enter a Default amount to deduct. If you select Percent, enter a Default percent to deduct from the employee’s pay.
  5. Save your changes, then close the window.

The deduction is added to the employee record under Deductions. This deduction is also added to the company settings, so that you can use it for other employees. To include or exclude this deduction in your employee’s pay, select the slider to turn it on or off in the employee record.

See also

Employees and payroll

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