Unlock a pay run in QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll

Unlocking a Pay Run will enable you to edit, update and recalculate the values associated with a chosen pay run. Unlocking can only be done when a pay run has been finalised.


To unlock a Pay Run:


  1. Click on the required pay run in the Pay Runs screen.
  2. Click on Pay Run Actions, then choose Unlock.
  3. In the dialogue that drops down, enter the reason for unlocking the data and click OK.


Once you unlock the pay run in order to edit, update and recalculate, you are able to finalise it once again.