GDC manually calculates payroll via excel spreadsheet. We set up payroll in Quick Books as normal (hourly wages & taxes). We enter the hours as normal (alone with class info). Quick Books does the gross calculation. We manually enter the tax amounts based on excel calculations. Once everything matches (gross, net), we print checks directly out of Quick Books. We run monthly payroll reports, submit those to our CPA. Out method is a user-friendly method, and we get more data from payroll for tracking purposes. For more info contact me..