Learn how a payroll deduction item can be added, edited and deleted in Online Payroll.

You can easily add, edit, and delete payroll deductions in item in Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll. We'll show you the steps to do all that.

Add a payroll deduction item

Here's how to add payroll deduction items.

Edit a payroll deduction item

Here's how to edit a payroll deduction item.

Intuit Online Payroll/Intuit Online Payroll Accountants

  1. Select Employees. Then select the name of the employee.
  2. In the Deductions & Contribution section, select Edit.
  3. Select Edit next to the trash icon.
  4. Edit the information. Then select Save.
  5. Select Ok.

You can also:

  1. Select Setup.
  2. Then select Deductions / Contributions. You can only edit the name of the provider in that section.

QuickBooks Online Payroll

  1. From the left menu, select Workers, then Employee.
  2. Select the name of the employee.
  3. Select edit (pencil) icon beside Pay.
  4. Select edit (pencil) icon next to the deduction item.
  5. Edit the information. Then select OK.

You can also:

  1. Select the Gear icon on the Toolbar.
  2. Select Setup.
  3. Then select Deductions / Contributions. You can only edit the name of the provider in that section.

Delete a payroll deduction item

Here's how to edit a payroll deduction item.

Intuit Online Payroll/Intuit Online Payroll Accountants

  1. Select Employees. Then select the name of the employee.
  2. In the Deductions & Contribution section, select Edit.
  3. Select the trash bin icon. Then select remove to confirm deletion.
NoteYou can remove a deduction in the Employee's setup. But it will remain in the deduction list if the deduction was used before. Since you cannot fully remove it from the list, you can edit the deduction name as "not in use". Or make up your own description.

QuickBooks Online Payroll

  1. From the left menu, select Workers, then Employee.
  2. Select the name of the employee.
  3. Under Employee details, select edit (pencil) icon beside Pay.
  4. Select edit (pencil) icon next to the deduction item.
  5. Select the trash bin icon beside the deduction item. Then select Yes to confirm deletion.
Note You can remove a deduction in the Employee's setup. But it will remain in the deduction list if the deduction was used before. Since you cannot fully remove it from the list, you can edit the deduction name as "not in use". Or make up your own description.