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Set up and track time off in payroll

Learn how to set up and track time off, vacation, and sick pay for your employees.

With QuickBooks Online Payroll, QuickBooks Desktop, and Intuit Online Payroll, you can set up and track the time your employees take. First, you’ll set up time-off policies like paid or unpaid time off, sick pay, and vacation pay. If you need to, you can add time off at any point if someone needs more.

How to set up time off in payroll

Before any of your employees can take time off, you first need to set up a time off policy. Set up vacation or sick pay with these steps for your version of payroll.

Note: Don’t know what payroll service you have? Find out which payroll service you have.

Sick time and leave for COVID-19

Do you need to set up or track sick time related to the coronavirus? Learn about the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) and how to track paid leave and sick time for it in QuickBooks.

Enter this paid leave time in QuickBooks Select the product that you use to learn how to pay your employees affected by COVID-19:

All other time off

How to change your time off policy

Need to update your existing policy? Be sure to update your payroll. Edit your policy with:

How to add paid or unpaid time off

Need to give an employee more time off? Here's how to add more time.

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