Can I run the year end, W2 etc. after the last payroll process date 12/19/18 check date 12/26/18, or must I wait until after I process payroll for last pay period in 2018

Do amounts post to W2based on work week period or based on check date?

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Payroll is always by Pay Date. If the paycheck for the final days Worked in 2018, is paid dated in 2019, that is the first paycheck of the new year.

If you use QB for your forms and filings, you will need to wait until you get the Payroll Table and Forms Update for the program that includes the 2018 year end forms (W2, 940, 944), of course. Until you see that update come to your computer and you install it, you are not able to print or send.

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