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Tracking time

Can QB desktop track time; is manual entry available?

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Tracking time

Yes and yes.

Level 15

Tracking time

You need to enable Timesheets, in Edit menu > Preferences, scroll all the way down to Time & Expenses. That "turns on" the function. Separately, you can set the program to pass that info to the paychecks for the employees, so that you don't need to enter the same info in more than one place.

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Tracking time

Hi, I am sorry to be asking a question on a topic different than the one I am replying to.  However, you answered an item that is dealing with my situation and I can't find that item to reply to and you seem like you would know the best answer.


I pay my employees by the hour and commission on certain items.


I need to be able to track which jobs are billed for commission.  When I enter it on the regular time entry it makes the item a billable expense.  This is not good for my Invoicing.  I want to enter the Commission on a TimeSheet so that I can mark it as not billable  to the Customer but  still showing up as a job cost.  Is there a way to enter Commission by timesheet?


Tracking time

Hello there, TBSParkin2011.


I appreciate you for joining this thread. Let me share some insights about tracking commissions in QuickBooks Desktop.


Timesheets is only used to record time for employees/vendors. There isn't a way we can enter commission using Timesheet. You'll need to manually setup the commission to the customers paycheck by adding it to your employee records.


Please follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click Employees.
  2. Click Employee Center.
  3. Double-click on the employee's name.
  4. Click the Payroll Info tab.
  5. Add the item under Earnings by clicking in the white box under item name and choosing the item from the drop-down list.
  6. Enter the rate in the rate column.

For your reference, you can check out this article: Set up commission payroll item and reports.


Feel free to reach back to me if you have any other concerns about tracking commissions. I'm always happy to assist.

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