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Payroll Liabilities.

I have already looked thru the FAQ.  There is not a title for my question.  I have a Liab. adjustment that was done on 7/31/16, that has affected "Liab's & Exp's".  I would like to simply delete it, but cannot find how that is done.  Or I need to make an adjustment to that adjustment.  Which ever works in QuickBooks.  There should be a credit balance on the Liab. Report, so I can adjust the credit amount to a previous month, but that is not how it shows up, because an "Adjustment" was made when it should not have been done.  I am working on correcting so-o-o-o many mistakes from the two previous bookkeepers.  One embezzled money, the other lacked some skills.  So I have my hands full!!  Thanks.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Payroll Liabilities.

Hi there, @swakefield,


Let's delete the adjustment so the credit balance will show up on the liability report.


What you need to do is pull up the Payroll Detail Review report and delete the adjustment from there.


Let me show you how:

  1. Go to your Reports menu.
  2. Select Employees & Payroll, then Payroll Detail Review.
  3. Select the desired date range from the Dates drop-down.
  4. Double-click the adjustment.
  5. Click the Edit menu, then select Delete Liability Adjustment.
  6. You can also press CTRL + D on your keyboard.
  7. Select OK to confirm.

To learn more on how to use the liability adjustment in correcting an employee's YTD information, check this out: Adjust Payroll Liabilities.


Don't hesitate to leave a comment if there's anything else you need concerning payroll liability adjustment and I'll get back to you.