How do I enter a manual payroll check in Full Service QBO?

We skipped and employee on last payroll run we issue a check outside of QBO, how do I add that check so that it's included in the employee's ytd earnings?  We are currently processing payroll via Intuit Full Service.


Greetings, michelle.jeffers.

I'm here to help and guide you with creating a paycheck in  QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll (QBFSP). 

You can create an unscheduled paycheck form the current period to 6 months ago in QBSFP. To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Workers and choose Employees.
  2. Click on Run payroll.
  3. Find the employee you want to pay and click on Create another check.
  4. Enter the employee's compensation and other pay types.
  5. Confirm the pay period and check date.
  6. Click on Preview Payroll.
  7. Click on Submit Payroll.
  8. If you're creating a paper check, hand write or print the check and then give it to the employee by the check date.
  9. Click on Finish payroll.

I've got an article about creating manual paychecks for your reference: Create Unscheduled Payroll Checks.

That's it. You should be able to create a manual paycheck by following these steps.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and I'm always here to help. Have a great day.

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