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turn off pay stub notification

Is there a way to turn off pay stub notifications to employees temporarily?  We want to do a surprise bonus run and give checks at  the holiday party.

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QuickBooks Team

turn off pay stub notification

Hi there, @MNAMY


Welcome to the Community. Surprising your employees with bonus checks at the holiday party is such a wonderful plan. 


The option to turn off the paystub notification isn't available in Intuit and QuickBooks Online Payroll (QBOP). In the meantime, I'd suggest you write a manual check so you can still surprise them. Then, record the payment as a manual check, not a direct deposit check in QuickBooks after the party. 


Here's how to turn off direct deposit for an employee: 


QuickBooks Online Payroll


  1. Go to the Workers tab, then select Employees.
  2. Click Run Payroll.
  3. Select the direct deposit icon next to the employee's name.
  4. Choose Paper check.
  5. Preview and submit the rest of your payroll as you normally would.


Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced


  1. Go to the Payday tab.
  2. Choose the appropriate pay schedule if needed.
  3. Select the Check Details icon next to the employee name. 
  4. Uncheck the box for Use direct deposit.
  5. Enter the employee's paycheck information.
  6. Click Create, then create and approve the rest of your payroll as you normally would.


For your reference, check out this article:  QuickBooks Workforce: QuickBooks Online Payroll FAQs. It answers most of your questions about paystub notification. 


Feel free to visit us again if you have more questions about payroll. We're always delighted to assist. 


Level 2

turn off pay stub notification

I followed the instructions for Quickbooks Online Payroll (selected Bonus Only, then paper check next to each employee's name) and it still sent my employees notification of a new paystub. It's a shame the surprise was ruined.

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