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Payroll schedules overview

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Payroll schedules allow you to group employees who have the same pay frequency in whichever way that helps make your payroll runs convenient and hassle-free. More ...


A payroll schedule defines when you should run your payroll so that you can pay your employees on their pay day. You define how often you pay your employees (weekly, biweekly, monthly, and so on), which date their paycheck is due, and which day you run payroll, and QuickBooks calculates your upcoming payroll schedule so that you can pay your employees on time.

After you set them up, payroll schedules appear in the Pay Employees section in the Payroll Center. Here's an example of what payroll schedules look like after you've set them up.

Payroll schedules in the Payroll Center

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