Good day, Amy46,
I can help you record your bonus checks in QuickBooks Desktop.
In order to withhold your employee's taxes, we can create a bonus check then offset the net amount afterward. This way nothing gets added to your expenses for payroll wages. Let me guide you on how to do that:
Step 1: Create the bonus item.
Step 2: Add the offset item.
Step 3: Create the bonus check and add the offset item.
Here's how it should look like:
To know more about creating a separate bonus check, please feel free to checkout this article: Pay A Bonus On Separate Paychecks In QuickBooks Desktop Payroll
Once done, the taxes from the bonus check will then create a liability in QuickBooks. You may want to check this article to know more about processing tax payments: How to use QuickBooks to pay payroll taxes and other liabilities
That should do it, Amy46. If you need further assistance, please feel free to let me know so I can get back to you. Have a good one!