Accrued payroll check written manually,no taxes recorded/removed.

Employee has accrued payroll from 2017. Business manually wrote a check for some of the accrued payroll, and did not run it through payroll as a commission or bonus. Employee has cashed the check. I can backdate the paycheck through payroll, but the manual check did not account for taxes so the amounts don't match. How do I recoup the taxes and properly record this? Thank you!

Answer

Hi, connie.delgado62.

You can create a bonus payroll as net pay in QuickBooks. This will record the tax deductions and will match with what your employee receives. Here’s how to do this:

  1. In the Workers window, click the drop down arrow next to Run payroll.
  2. Choose Bonus only.
  3. Under How would you like to enter your bonus amounts?, select As net pay.
  4. Enter the amount on the NET BONUS box. This amount should be the same amount that the employee receives.
  5. Type in the correct pay date.
  6. Click Preview payroll then Submit payroll.

Please note that you'll need to file amended payroll tax forms if these transactions are coming from 2017.

Feel free to add a comment below if I can provide any assistance while working in the company and I'll be here to help.

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