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How do I void a 401k deduction after direct deposit?

One of my employees decided not to participate in our 401k program the day after I submitted payroll with her first 401k deduction.  Her check was direct deposited, but I haven't paid taxes yet.

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How do I void a 401k deduction after direct deposit?

Hello there, @TedK FL.


Once the direct deposit is processed, you can no longer void it. In this case, you can either set an internal agreement with your employee and issuing a paper check for the deduction amount. Or, you can reach out to our Support Team for additional options.


Moreover, you can also process a direct deposit reversal that returns the funds to your account. There will be a $75 charge with a reversal request, even if you don't get the money back. Open this article for more information: Reverse a direct deposit.


Moving forward, make sure to payroll deduction from your employee's record. You can check out this article for your reference: Change or delete a payroll deduction item.


To stay compliant with the state and payroll tax regulations, you can as well open this link for your guide.


I want to make sure your concerns are addressed immediately. Please feel free to add a comment below if you have any other questions. Have a great day ahead!

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