Need to enter multiple pay rates for GC business, such as regular rate & prevailing wages per trade. Can this be done with enhanced payroll and standard QB timesheets?


What you don't need it a Payroll Item per Job Duty. You want to Cross-reference the Payroll Item and the Service item (task or job duty).

Example: You have one Hourly Pay item and one Davis-Bacon Rate item. These are Payroll items. You set up one employee with their Hourly rate and their Davis-Bacon rate, in Edit Employee.

You have Plumbers and Carpenters and general laborers and Roofers. These are Service items.

You set the employee default to be Paid from Time Data and the timesheet data is passed to payroll. You use Timesheets and you see the two columns: Payroll Item and Service item. That's how you can enter that specific dates, time, and tasks (optionally Job Tracked, and optionally billable or not) are at Hourly Rate or Davis-Bacon rate, and then this is your Plumber's timesheet or your Carpenter's timesheet.

You can even start with "Multiple names" for the timesheet when a Crew did the same tasks for the same dates, since it is their specific Edit Employee name that carries their specific pay Rate for that hourly pay item, as an example.

The Payroll item is the same for each person, because they are given the rate in Edit Employee. The Service item differentiates the job task or job duty.

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