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rachel
Level 3

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

I work for a small restoration company, and we do a lot of small jobs.  Our project manager & estimator are starting to earn a commission on each job which is over 30% profitability, but they are also hourly.  I'm trying to figure out the best way to get the commissions on the job.  We use QB Online, T-Sheets for tracking time and QB Projects for profitability tracking.  Right now I'm adding a 1 hour time manually on each job he gets a commission on, which is mapped to commission pay on his paycheck.  Once the time is approved, when I run payroll I have to adjust the commissions pay for the amount actually earned.  Then I have to pull up his weekly time card and adjust the cost for the amount earned per job so the correct cost shows on the Project.  Any ideas on how to do this a better way and still have the cost be charged to the job?

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ReymondO
QuickBooks Team

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

Hi there, @rachel.

 

For now, there's no specific feature available yet to track commission in the Project Center. 

 

Although, the commission item is already supported in QuickBooks Online Payroll.

 

You can see this link for more details: Supported pay types and deductions explained.

 

In the meantime, I recommend continuing the workaround that you're using to track or add the commission for the job.

 

The only item or transaction that links between Projects and Payroll is time entry. This is the only available option for now that we can use to map to commission pay on their paycheck.

 

In addition, there are several payroll reports you can use to view useful information about your business and employees. You can check them out by clicking this link here

 

I'm always here to help if you have any other concerns or questions. Just tag my name in the comment section and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

@rachel 

Consider having a sales commission app with variuos features to help you calculate it.

rachel
Level 3

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

Thanks for the reply Ramondo.  Do you know if they are working on getting the ability to do commissions set up in QBonline at some point?

rachel
Level 3

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

Thanks for the reply Fiat Lux.  It doesn't really answer my question, however, as I already have a system set up for calculating commissions.  I want to figure out the best way to actually cost a commission to a project.  :)

Ryan_M
Moderator

Commissions earned - best way to get on a project?

Hi @rachel,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. Allow me to join this thread and share insight on your query.

 

At this time, there isn't an estimated date as to when any given feature will be deployed in QuickBooks Online (QBO). What you can do is to continue using the workaround you mentioned above. 

 

Also, you can keep tabs on this page as well: The QuickBooks Blog. It gets updated each month, with a list of new features added, along with their short descriptions of what they do within the product. 

 

If you have additional questions, place them in the comments below. I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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