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Set up a common payroll item

If you need to set up all of your payroll (compensation, benefits, employees, taxes, and payroll history), run the Payroll Setup interview. Shortcut

Adding payroll items allows you to choose from lists of common compensation, benefits, and miscellaneous items (but NOT taxes). QuickBooks automatically sets up each item so that it has the correct payroll taxes attached to it (if your QuickBooks tax table is up to date).

To do this task

  1. Go to the Lists menu and then click Payroll Item List. Shortcut

  2. Click the Payroll Item drop-down arrow and then click New.

  3. Choose EZ Setup, then click Next.

  4. Select the type of item you want to set up. (Click the links below for information on common items in the category.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  7. Click Finish when you're done.

    The new payroll item appears in the Payroll Item List.

Next you will need to add the item to the employee's record.

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