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Job Costing with Outsource Payroll

I can use the job costing feature to assign invoices to certain jobs. However, since we do not use QB for payroll and an outside source does this for us and only post a JE into QB's. I would like to know how the best way to add labor costs to certain jobs. Since we make a single JE to post payroll expense to the GL, I need to make sure that we do not double up on any payroll expense or any balance sheet accounts as well. 

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QuickBooks Team

Job Costing with Outsource Payroll

Hi Tl76!


Welcome, and thank you for getting help with entering your payroll data.


I'm happy to share an article with detailed steps on how you can reflect your data in QuickBooks. Please check this out: Manually enter payroll paychecks in QuickBooks Online.


Please don't hesitate to go back to this thread if you need more assistance with your transactions. Take care always!

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Job Costing with Outsource Payroll

So i read this article today called 'Payroll Service Buying Guide for 2017' that talked about services a payroll company should offer and how it helps a small business. I have just 4 employees and process everything manually but it's a difficult experience for me. Does anyone know if its worth outsourcing your payroll for such a small number of employees? I was looking into iBusinessSolutions or Paychex. Anyone have experience with these companies?




QuickBooks Team

Job Costing with Outsource Payroll

I appreciate you for joining the thread, Lovrence.


I'm here to share with you some information about QuickBooks Payroll subscriptions.


To ease the process of tracking your employees' transactions, you may use our QuickBooks Payroll service while working with QuickBooks. Payroll prices depend on the plan you need. It has a fixed price and an additional fee per employee per month. Meaning, the fewer employees you have, the lesser charges you get.


To learn more about the different plans and pricing for both QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) and QuickBooks Online (QBO) Payroll, you can check out these links:



On the other hand, you may reach out to the iBusinessSolutions or Paychex developer to learn more about these apps. They are the ones who can provide you with the details on how the applications work for you and your business.


Please let me know how else I can help you with QuickBooks or payroll. I'm more than happy to provide additional assistance. Keep safe!

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