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Review Employee Summary in the Preview Paycheck window

To do this task

  1. Review the amounts shown in the Employee Summary section. Here you'll see all the amounts that determine the employee's net pay.

    • Salary

      QuickBooks calculates salary by using the rate shown in the Earnings section. The rate is determined by the salary payroll item and the pay period setup in the employee record.
    • Additions

      QuickBooks calculates additions by using the rate shown in the Other Payroll Items section and (depending on how the payroll item was set up) gross wages, net pay, or quantity.
    • Hourly wages

      QuickBooks calculates hourly wages by using the rate and hours shown in the Earnings section.
    • Deductions

      QuickBooks calculates deductions by using the rate shown in the Other Payroll Items section and (depending on how the payroll item was set up) gross wages, net pay, or quantity. To enter a credit for a deduction item, delete the minus sign and enter the amount of the credit.
    • Commissions/Piece work

      QuickBooks calculates commissions and piece work by multiplying the rate by the quantity shown in the Earnings table.
    • All federal taxes withheld

      QuickBooks calculates federal withholding taxes by using payroll updates and the information on the Federal tab of the employee record's Taxes window.

    • Sick salary

      QuickBooks calculates sick salary by prorating the employee's salary for the pay period. For example, if the employee's salary is $2,000.00 and the employee was sick for 20 hours out of an 80-hour pay period, QuickBooks calculates the regular salary as $1,500.00 ($2,000.00 X 60/80) and the sick salary as $500.00 ($2,000.00 X 20/80).
    • State income tax withheld

      QuickBooks calculates state income tax withholding by using payroll updates and the information on the State tab of the employee record's Taxes window.

    • Vacation salary

      QuickBooks calculates vacation salary by prorating the employee's salary for the pay period. For example, if the employee's salary is $2,000.00 and the employee was on vacation for 32 hours out of an 80-hour pay period, QuickBooks calculates the regular salary as $1,200.00 ($2,000.00 X 48/80) and the vacation salary as $1,500.00 ($2,000.00 X 32/80).
    • State unemployment insurance withheld

      QuickBooks calculates state unemployment insurance withholding by using payroll updates, the rate specified in the state unemployment payroll item, and the information on the State tab of the employee record's Taxes window.

    • Sick hourly rate

      QuickBooks calculates sick wages by multiplying the rate by the number of hours shown in the Earnings section.
    • State disability insurance withheld

      QuickBooks calculates state disability insurance withholding by using payroll updates, the rate specified in the state disability payroll item, and the information on the State tab of the employee record's Taxes window.

    • Vacation hourly rate

      QuickBooks calculates vacation wages by using the rate and number of hours shown in the Earnings section.
    • Other income taxes withheld

      QuickBooks calculates other taxes by using payroll updates, the rate and limit specified in the other tax payroll item (for user-defined taxes), and the information on the Other tab of the employee record's Taxes window.

    • Bonuses

      Bonuses display in the Earnings section. You can enter a bonus amount in the employee's record or in the Earnings section in this window. If this is a one-time or annual bonus, which you don't include in each regular paycheck, write a bonus check using Unscheduled Payroll.

    Except for wage and salary items, you can change any amount listed, although you probably won't need to. Changing an amount recalculates the net pay.

    What if I don't want changes to affect the net pay?

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

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