How can I delete that specific scheduled paycheck that is set up but not sent to QB, and start over?


A Schedule is how you define the cycle, frequency and assign names to the cycle. If the Schedule is wrong, you update it by Edit Schedule. For instance, if you close over the Christmas/New Year week, you reschedule for the Skipped weekly cycle.

A Paycheck is an actual transaction. If you have a Paycheck that is a mistake, you delete it, since no one else knows about it (didn't hand out, print or send anything). Or, just open that check using paycheck details and Fix it. You don't have to delete and start over just to fix a paycheck, add or remove details, change values, etc.

To Start Over, if you open Payroll using "resume", and you see names in yellow, then a Draft paycheck exists. Right click the name and select Revert. Or, just open that check using paycheck details and Fix it.

At the end of any payroll, you run the Payroll Summary report for that date, evaluate if all the details are right, double-click to bring up a paycheck details that you need to change, fix, add, delete, update, and now you are ready to print and send and email.

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