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I've got you covered, @janiece.


Generating a second paycheck for the same person on the same day is a cinch, I'll guide you through doing so below:


Creating additional paychecks

  1. From QuickBooks Online, navigate to the Workers tab and the Employee section.
  2. Click Run Payroll.
  3. Next the employee who you've already paid today, you'll see: On [date], you created a [amount] check for this pay period. 
  4. Select Create another check for [name].
  5. Enter the payroll information and process it as you normally would from there.

Using this method, you can create as many paychecks for an employee as you need, regardless of period. We also offer a detailed guide on creating paychecks in QBO for your benefit. Please keep in touch with me here for all of your QuickBooks needs, I'm always available to lend a hand. Thanks for dropping in, wishing you a happy holiday season.

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"Net pay must be greater than 0. To pay [employee], increase the pay or decrease the deductions. To exclude John from this payroll run, clear the checkbox."


It gives me this notice when i adjust the extra hours that i need to pay

QuickBooks Team

Let me share this overview I have about this message, @luisa1.


This prompt message in QuickBooks implies that the net payment amount of your employee is less than 0, which is not allowed when processing payroll. You must enter an amount at least greater than zero to proceed.

QuickBooks will not allow you to enter a negative net pay to record a deduction to an employee. If you have mistakenly entered a paycheck, you may need to delete and recreate it if it's just processed through a paper check.

If it's Direct Deposit, you have to Void if it did not pass 5PM PST within the day. If it's beyond 5PM, you'll need to make an internal agreement with the employee to catch up on taxes on the next paycheck.

However, if you intend is to create a zero net paycheck for the following reasons below:

  • Designate an entire paycheck for income tax.
  • Put an entire paycheck into a retirement plan.
  • Record a gift made to an employee. Such as cash or a gift card.

You can review this article for the detailed steps on how to create a zero check depending on the reasons above: Create a zero net paycheck.

Please leave a message through this post if there's anything else I can help you with.


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