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First, it doesn't matter what you call it. If it is taxed...

First, it doesn't matter what you call it. If it is taxed when paid out, as Wages or Compensation, you can call it Draw or Advanced Draw or Advanced Commisison, or whatever. It still is Taxable Compensation.

Second, the function of Employee Advance tracked into an Other Asset account is for Loans to be repaid to you, that you gave to an employee, and that was not Taxed when giving them funds. This does not apply to what you are describing.

Don't get caught up in terminology. Examine what you are doing and not what it is called by others.

So, "I enter my payroll into QuickBooks as gross wages"

If part of this needs to be tracked separately, for clarity, you need to Split your data. The pay entry might be:

Gross Payroll $400
Advanced Commission $200

And this = $600 to be taxed.

Then, if you are asking about this because you need to offset it next time, then entry would be, as an example:

Gross Commission earned $600
Advanced Commission -$200

That would show I earned $600 but you paid me in advance $200 of it, so I don't get that whole amount this time.

Or:

Gross Commission earned $600
Advanced Commission -$200
Advanced Commission $300

This would give me $700 gross earnings.