A Pay Type is used to track individual amounts in a paycheck.

Solution

To add a pay type to your employee's profile, or change an existing Pay Type, follow the steps below that corresponds to your payroll platform.

QuickBooks Online Payroll and QuickBooks Full Service Payroll

  1. Select Workers > Employees.
  2. Select name of the employee.
  3. Select Edit employee.
  4. Under How much do you pay. . ., select Add additional pay types.
  5. Select the pay type that fits your purposes.
    • You may need to select Even more ways to pay. . . to make the pay type you're looking for available.
    • Enter an amount in the $ field to make the amount recurring, or leave it blank and just enter the amount when running payroll.
    • To rename or change the pay type, select the edit (pencil) icon beside the pay type's name.
  6. Select Done.

Intuit Online Payroll and Intuit Full Service Payroll

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select name of the employee.
  3. In the Pay section, select Edit.
  4. Select Additional pay types to expand the menu, and select the pay type that fits your purposes.
    • If the pay type you're after doesn't show up, select Show all pay types.
    • Enter an amount in the $ field to make the amount recurring, or leave it blank and just enter the amount when running payroll.
    • To rename or change the pay type, select Add/edit types > Edit next to the pay type.
  5. Select Save.

Notes:

  • All pay types are added using the steps above. However, depending on your situation, specific pay types (Commission, Reimbursement) may have special taxability.
  • For more info on how pay types affect your employees, see Taxability Of Pay Types and Deductions.