Use the Payroll Send Tool to find out when to send payroll

Overview

If a payday falls on a federal banking holiday:

  • If no changes are made to your payroll, direct deposit paychecks will be posted on the first business day after a bank holiday.
  • If you want to pay employees before the holiday, adjust the paycheck date accordingly. You will also need to adjust your submission date to allow for the two business days needed to process payroll and direct deposits (Holidays are not considered business days). If your date change includes the leap year day, February 29, verify your computer/operating/calendar system recognizes the date.
  • If a payday falls within two banking days of a holiday, payroll must be submitted one day earlier than usual. Example: Labor Day holiday falls on a Monday. Payroll must be submitted Wednesday August 28th for a payday of Friday August 30th.

Details

Note: Payroll Transmissions are normally due:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Basic / Enhanced​ and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Assisted - 2 business days before the check date before 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.
  • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll Enhanced - 2 business days before the check date before 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.
  • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) and QuickBooks Online Payroll Full Service - 2 business days before the check date before 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.

Select the Federal Reserve Holiday listed below to see how the holiday affects your payroll processing schedule, payroll tax payments and direct deposit and for tips on how you can stay compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 
Note: Direct Deposits are also affected by Bank Holidays. These dates are included in the last columns of each table above.

 

 

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