You may want to temporarily turn off direct deposit for an employee to:

  • Manually create a paper check for one payroll.
  • Create a paper check for a bonus or commission.

To turn off direct deposit:

QuickBooks Online Payroll Enhanced/QuickBooks Online Payroll Full Service

  1. Select Workers from the left panel.
  2. Select the Employees tab.
  3. Choose Run payroll.
  4. Select the direct deposit icon at the right of the employee's name.
  5. Select Paper check.
  6. Preview and submit the rest of your payroll as you normally would.

Intuit Online Payroll/Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants

  1. Select the Payday tab.
  2. If necessary, select the appropriate pay schedule.
  3. To the right of the employee name, select the Check Details icon.
  4. Uncheck Use direct deposit.
  5. Enter the employee's paycheck information.
  6. Select Create.
  7. Create and approve the rest of your payroll as you normally would.

Intuit Online Full Service Payroll

  1. Start running a payroll as you usually do.
  2. Select the direct deposit link next to the employee's name.
  3. Select Check in the Pay method field.
  4. Select Save.
  5. Finish payroll. Don't forget to print or write the paper check and give it to the employee.

What's next:

  • The employee's check won't be marked for direct deposit.
  • You'll be asked to enter a check number before printing.
  • If you want to make a permanent change to the employee's pay method, make the changes in the employee's profile settings.

If you have any questions about direct deposit, contact us.