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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hi All,

 

Please guide that how to record salary expense in quickbooks online? On random search, I found two ways to execute the salary payment in quickbooks online: 1. By recording Expense and 2. By Journal Entry. Also guide which is the best practice and the detailed steps of the same. Or there  is any other/3rd way for this?

 

As I am new here, please move my post to correct link/area/community if its wrongly posted here. Note that I am using QuickBooks online 30 days trial version with country as "International" (because the list of countries doesn't contain Pakistan)

 

Regards,

Abdul Rehman.

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Best answer September 27, 2019

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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hello there, abr_ora,

 

Since the payroll function is unavailable in QuickBooks Online International, you can record it manually as a journal entry.

 

You'll learn on how to do it on this article: Recording payroll transactions manually. The scenario and detailed steps will help you understand the process.

 

You might also want to check with an accountant if you have a complex payroll setup.

 

I'll be here if you have more questions about QuickBooks.

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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hello there, abr_ora,

 

Since the payroll function is unavailable in QuickBooks Online International, you can record it manually as a journal entry.

 

You'll learn on how to do it on this article: Recording payroll transactions manually. The scenario and detailed steps will help you understand the process.

 

You might also want to check with an accountant if you have a complex payroll setup.

 

I'll be here if you have more questions about QuickBooks.

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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hi MaryLurleenM, 

 

Thanks a lot for sharing an Excellent article!

 

Regards,

Abdul Rehman.

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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hello MaryLurleenM,

 

Thank you for your help!

 

Unfortunately the Journal Entry Solution does not allow to allocate these payments to specific empoyee... QBO allows to add SUPPLIERS only for some reason

 

Any idea how this can be done? To allocate these payments to a specific employee?

 

Thank you

 

Daria

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How to record salary expense in quickbooks online?

Hello Daria,

 

The journal entry is only used to reflect your payroll expenses to your accounts. Though you can tag employees on them, these transactions will not post under their profiles. However, you will be able to monitor how your payroll expenses affect your business by running reports like Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet.

 

Please don't hesitate to post back if you have other questions about your manually entering payroll transactions.