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Remove paychecks from the print queue

NOTE: This article uses the terms "check" and "center", please be advised that it is applicable to all locations.


Follow the steps below to remove checks marked "To be printed" or "Print Later" from the print queue.

Option 1:

  1. Locate the paycheck.
  2. Remove the checkmark in the Print Later checkbox.
  3. Click Save & Close to save your changes.

Option 2:

From the register:

  1. Locate the paycheck.
  2. From the Number column clear To Print or enter a check number or phrase.
  3. Press Tab twice or click away.  In the Recording Transaction message, under You have changed the transaction.  Do you want to record your changes?, click Yes to save your changes.

See also Remove Direct Deposit paychecks in print queue in batches for additional steps.

You have additional option to remove check from the print queue.

Option 3:

  1. Click Employees > Payroll Center.
  2. On the Payroll tab, scroll down to the Recent Payrolls section.
  3. Locate the payroll you want to remove from the print queue.  The Status will be listed as To Print.
  4. Right-click on the row and choose Remove from Print Queue.

  5. In the Remove # of paychecks from the print queue? message window appears click Yes.
  6. The Status will change to Complete.
  7. If you have QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted send a zero payroll to the payroll service after approximately 50 paychecks have been modified.  This will prevent time-out errors on your next payroll send .

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