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Review Earnings in the Preview Paycheck window

Enter or change the rates or hours in the Earnings section for:

To do this task
  1. Click in the Item Name column to start a new line and then select the earnings item.

    What if a payroll item is missing?

    1. In the Earnings section of the paycheck, start a new line, then click the drop-down arrow.

    2. Select an item from the list or click to add a new one.

    3. Enter the Rate and Hours. You can enter other optional information like WC Code and Customer:Job, if needed.

    Note: Overtime payroll items must appear in the Earnings table below the earnings item on which the overtime rate is based. Why?

    What if I want to delete a payroll item from this paycheck?

    To delete a payroll item from a paycheck
  2. Click in the Rate column to enter an amount, rate, or quantity.

    Note: If the item you selected has an associated rate in the employee record, it will automatically fill in. You can change amounts, rates, and quantities by typing over it.

  3. Click in the Hours column to enter the number of hours.

  4. If you use the Workers' Compensation feature in QuickBooks, the employee's default job classification code appears in the WC Code column. You can click in the column and select a different code for a particular earnings item, if necessary.

  5. To track wage or salary expenses against different customers or jobs, click the Customer:Job drop-down arrow and select a customer or job.

    Assigning customers or jobs to earnings items makes it easier to invoice customers for the work done by the employee.

    How to assign wages or salaries to multiple jobs.

    If the Customer:Job column is already filled in

  6. If you selected the payroll preference that lets you assign one class for each earnings item on a paycheck, the Preview Paycheck window includes a Class column. To track wage expenses against different classes, click the Class drop-down arrow and select a class for each wage payroll item.

  7. To enter overtime pay, click in the Item Name column and click the drop-down arrow and select the Overtime Pay.

    Note: The Overtime Pay payroll item must follow the Regular Pay payroll item on which it is based. For more information, see How Overtime Pay payroll items work.

  8. Enter sick or vacation hours for the employee.

    1. For the Item Name of salary or hourly, in the Hours column, enter the number of hours decreased by the amount of sick or vacation time specified in the employee's salary or hourly wage payroll items. For example, based on a 40-hour work week, you would enter 32 hours if the employee took 8 hours of sick time.

    2. Click the first blank line in the Item Name column of the Earnings section, and select the appropriate payroll item (for example, vacation salary or sick salary) and enter the number of sick or vacation hours in the Hours column. For example, you would enter 8 sick hours for this employee. QuickBooks calculates the rate for sick or vacation hours using the employee's salary or the first hourly rate for hourly employees.

    Can I stop sick or vacation hours from accruing?

    Click the Do not accrue sick/vac checkbox to prevent sick and vacation hours from accruing for this paycheck.

    To prevent sick and vacation hours from accruing on sick, vacation, or overtime pay for all employees, you can change the employee default setting.

  9. Continue to review paycheck details in the Preview Paycheck window.

KB ID# H_PAY_TASK_PREVIEW_PAYCHK_EARNINGS
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