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Re: How to delate a payroll item

Hello there, @cricke5166.


@BRC is correct! Allow me to share additional information about managing your payroll item in QuickBooks Desktop.


Currently, there's no ability to delete a specific payroll item or payroll liability such as 401K plan. What you can do is to remove it from your list of active payroll liabilities. Here's how:

  1. Go to Employees.
  2. Select Payroll Center.
  3. In the Payroll Center, choose Pay Liabilities tab.
  4. From the Other Activities list, click the Change Payment Method.
  5. In the Payroll Setup window, click Benefit and Other Payments.
  6. Click Schedule Payments.
  7. Double-click the payroll item you want to edit.
  8. Under Payment Frequency, click to select I don't need a regular payment schedule for this item.
  9. Click Finish twice.

If you need further help with the steps above, I'd recommend reaching out to our Payroll Support Team. An agent will be able to further assist you via secured remote access session.


Here’s how to contact us:

  1. Go to: 
  2. Choose your QuickBooks Product.
  3. Select Payroll.
  4. Choose your type of Payroll Subscription.
  5. Hit Payroll.
  6. Click on the View Contact Info button to see the support number.

Stay in touch with me if you have other questions about preparing your employee's W2.  I’m always here to help.

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