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Re: The error for the offset adjust is from using the Payroll...

I appreciate you joining in the discussion, @DebMT.


Allow me to help share additional information about making a liability adjustment in QuickBooks Desktop payroll.


In the Date field, you'll need to enter the date that you want the adjustment to be effective. Then on the Effective Date, you'll need to enter the date you want this adjustment to affect your liability balance. 


If a Liability Check had already been created for the old payroll item, the Payroll Liability Balance Report shows a negative balance and the new item shows a positive balance as a result of the adjustment. 


To correct the Liability Check that had already been entered or sent for payment, here's what you'll need to do:


  1. Go to the Banking menu, then select Use Register.
  2. Choose your payroll bank register, then select OK.
  3. Right-click on the Liability Check you created for the old payroll item, then select Edit Liability Check.
  4. Go to the Payroll Liabilities tab. Replace the old payroll item with the new one.
  5. Select Save & Close, then Yes.

It'd be best to reach out to our Desktop Payroll Specialist so they can help guide you with the steps in correcting your payroll liability in Quickbooks. They have the necessary tools to view your Payroll Summary report and check whether to associate this liability adjustment with the company or a specific employee.


I'm sure they'll be able to correct this for you. Keep me posted if you have other questions about liability adjustment. I'll be here to help however I can.