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Troni
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

 
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MirriamM
Moderator

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Hello, Troni,

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community. I can share some information about adding a contractor.

 

In QuickBooks Online Canada, the option to add a contractor is only available if you are subscribed to QuickBooks Online Advanced.

 

To know more about this process, you can read this article: How to add a new employee or contractor in QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll.

 

If you have any other questions in managing your account, please feel free to visit the Community again. Have a great day!

Troni
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

I'm pretty sure i have that. How do i check and then how do i upgrade?
MirriamM
Moderator

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Hello again, Troni,

 

Let's check your subscription for us to know why you're not having an option to add a contractor.

  1. Go to Gear icon at the top.
  2. Click Account and Settings.
  3. Select Billing & Subscription.
  4. In the QuickBooks section, select Upgrade. If you don't see the upgrade, you're already using QuickBooks Online Advanced, our most advanced offering.
  5. You’ll see options for upgrading, along with features and pricing. Select Upgrade for the product you want.
  6. If prompted, enter payment information.
  7. To confirm the upgrade and new billing rate, select Confirm Upgrade.

For the detailed steps on how to add a contractor, here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Click Employees in the left navigation menu.
  2. Select Add new employee to get started.
  3. Enter the First Name and Last Name.
  4. Select Contractor.
  5. You are also asked Have you paid this employee or contractor this year (2019)?
  6. Select Yes or No.

For future help, you can check our Community page for some tips and tricks in using QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping features: QBO Self-help.

 

That's it! Thanks for upgrading, Troni. You can always count on me if you have any additional questions about adding a contractor. Best wishes.

Troni
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

I am upgraded to the highest level and none of this shows up.

JamesM
QuickBooks Team

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Hi Troni. If you're using QBO Canada, you should see the option for contractors through the Employees tab. The QBO US version is the only one which has the Workers tab. Just so we're on the same page, are you using the Advanced Payroll? The reason I ask is that that's the only payroll which allows you to set up contractors. For more info on this, check out the helpful resources below: 

 

Let me know if you have questions. I'm here to help. :) 

janicevanartdept
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

The article that is suggested has been blocked or deleted :(

JamesM4
QuickBooks Team

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Hi janicevanartdept. Thanks for chiming in on this thread. I'd be happy to help answer any questions you may have. To make sure we're both on the same page, could you share more details about what you're trying to accomplish in QuickBooks? 

Timp4p
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Same issue here.

Canada online quickbooks.

no upgrade shown in my subscription.

when I go to add employee there is no contractor option.

how do I set up a contractor with proper tax forms ( its is not the same as a supplier?) and then how do you set up direct deposit?

 

Nick K
QuickBooks Team

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Hi Timp4p.

 

Setting up the contactors you use in QuickBooks Online is the key to making sure the payments are made and tracked. I'd be happy to help you go over how to add a contractor in QuickBooks Online.

 

At this time the American version of QuickBooks Online is the only one with the ability to add contractors that can be paid through payroll with direct deposit. If you wish to add a contractor in the Canadian QuickBooks Online you'll need to add them as a supplier and select the form you wish to use. You'll also need to pay them through check or e-transfer as direct deposit wont work. You can also look into a third party app that can help you track and pay contractors by going to the apps page in your QuickBooks Online.

 

If you have any questions let us know and we'd be happy to help.

danielagomez
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Good Morning, 

Same issue here. I just upgraded to advance QuickBooks online. But I don’t see any contractor tab. Even if I add a new employee  it does not give me the option to put them as a contractor. 

please help! Im in CANADA!

danielagomez
Level 1

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

Good Morning, 

Same issue here. I just upgraded to advance QuickBooks online. But I don’t see any contractor tab. Even if I add a new employee  it does not give me the option to put them as a contractor. 

please help! Im in CANADA!

allprobooks
Level 2

Why cant I add contractor? Why dont I have workers tab?

that is because its not avail till July 19 2022

the moderator should have known that

 

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