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Process or run payroll

Learn how to run payroll in your QuickBooks Online Payroll.

This article is for anyone that has completed the company and employee setup of their payroll account.

If you still need to set up your payroll, see Get started with Payroll.

Congratulations on getting your payroll setup. Now comes the fun part: paying employees! The following steps are the same for both paper checks and direct deposit.

  1. Go to the Payroll menu, then select Run payroll.
  2. Select a pay schedule, then Continue.
  3. Select the employees you want to pay.
  4. Verify if you have selected the correct bank account, pay period, and pay date. You can also modify them as needed.
  5. Change employee's pay method as needed.
  6. Enter hours worked if applicable. TIP: you can hide or show pay types by selecting the Settings ⚙ icon below the TOTAL PAY.
  7. Select Preview Payroll.
  8. To edit or preview a specific check, select the Edit ✏️ icon next to the check's net pay, then select OK when done.
  9. When you're ready, select Submit payroll.
  10. You're all set! To print paychecks, select Print paychecks, then Finish payroll.

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