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Unusual situation - we have 2 employees that are offering to work for free during COVID-19. Is there any way to set up a $0.00 pay rate in Quickbooks?

We would prefer to still track hours and have them accrue PTO. Just didn't know if it would be worth doing it this way, or just making manual adjustments.
QuickBooks Team

FFCRA and CARES Acts including the PPP

Hi @ dbodiford,


Setting up a zero dollar pay rate for Employees is unavailable.  I suggest to manually edit each employee's PTO balance in the Employee details.


Here's how:

  1. From the left menu, click Workers.
  2. Select the Employees tab and choose the name of the employee.
  3. Click the pencil icon in the Pay section.
  4. How much do you pay an employee? section, click Edit.
  5. You can also pay section, pick Paid time off.
  6. Edit the employee's PTO balances in the Current Balance box.
  7. Hit Done.


For more information about setting up and tracking time off, vacation, and sick pay for your employees, check this article: 

Set up and track time off in payroll.


You’re always welcome to post if you have any other concerns. I’ll be around to help. Take Care.

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Level 1

FFCRA and CARES Acts including the PPP

Thank you!  We can definitely do it that way.