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Pay a salaried employee holiday pay in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

In QuickBooks Desktop Payroll track holiday pay (or floating holiday pay) separately from sick or vacation pay.

  1. Add a new payroll item.
    1. On the top menu bar, select Lists.
    2. Choose Payroll Item List.
    3. In the lower left corner, select Payroll Item.
    4. Choose New.
  2. Define the new payroll item as Holiday Pay.
    1. Choose Custom Setup, and select Next.
    2. Choose Wage, and select Next.
    3. Choose Annual Salary, and select Next.
    4. Choose Regular Pay, and select Next.
    5. In the Name used in paychecks and payroll reports field, enter Holiday Pay, and select Next.
    6. Choose an expense account from the menu. The default is Payroll Expenses.
    7. Select Finish.
  3. Create your paycheck.
    1. In the Earnings section of the paycheck, add the Holiday Pay item.
    2. For Regular Salary and Holiday Pay, enter the hours worked. For example, on a biweekly payroll, enter 72 hours for regular salary and 8 hours for holiday pay. QuickBooks Desktop automatically adjusts the pay for each item.

Note: For tracking purposes, you can create a separate paycheck for holiday pay.

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