I need to run a payroll for a pay period prior to the period shown in the Pay Period drop down menu.


Good day, stevemiller.

Glad to see you here in the Community. I'll walk you through the steps for running payroll for a pay period prior to the one shown in the drop-down menu.

Here's how:

  1. Go to Workers on the left panel.
  2. Select the Employees link.
  3. Click on Run payroll.
  4. Select the employee you're working on.
  5. Then select the payroll schedule, and click on Continue.
  6. Click on the drop-down for Pay period and make sure to select the period you want to run.
  7. Enter the Pay date.
  8. Fill in the field boxes.
  9. Next, click on Preview Payroll, and choose Submit payroll.
  10. You can click on the Print paychecks tab to print the check.
  11. Click on Finish payroll.
To help you efficiently manage your employees' payroll, taxes and forms, check out the QuickBooks Online Payroll hub article for the detailed instructions.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always around to answer them. Wishing you the best with your business endeavors.

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