If you recently set up direct deposit know that it takes two to three business days to confirm and activate your bank account. You'll receive an email from us to confirm your direct deposit status. You can also follow these steps:

Check the status of your direct deposit

For QuickBooks Online Payroll:

  1. Select the Gear icon on the Toolbar, then Manage Users.
  2. Under Your Company, select Payroll Settings.
  3. Select Company under Bank Accounts.
  4. Depending on the status, this is what will appear:
    • Connected/Active:Bank account details connected to send payroll with QuickBooks Online and option to Update it.
    • Pending: "We're getting your bank account ready." Information about test transaction will also show.
    • Waiting for verification:Option to enter test transaction
    • Failed:"Update your bank account. We couldn't verify this bank account."

Why does my employee's pay method say pending or direct deposit pending?

A pending direct deposit means one of the following:

  • We haven't verified your account information yet.
  • Funding bank account is verified but is needed to go back to direct deposit setup.
  • You haven't yet entered the employee's bank information.

To enter the employee's bank information:

  1. Select Employees. (For QuickBooks Online Payroll, select Workers, then Employees.)
  2. Across employee's name, under Pay Method column, select Check.
  3. Select direct deposit method, then enter employee's posting bank account.

Now you know how to check your direct deposit status.