Workers compensation premiums accrue automatically on paychecks when workers
compensation codes are assigned to specific earnings items. If an employee has
a default workers compensation code, that code appears automatically in the WC
Code column of the Earnings section. The WC Code column appears in the Preview Paycheck window when the Workers Compensation feature is
If an employee does not have a workers compensation code, or if their code
varies depending the particular task they perform during a given pay period,
you can assign workers compensation codes for individual earnings on a paycheck
To do this task
In the Earnings section of the Preview Paycheck window, click the row of the earnings item to which you want to assign a workers compensation code.
Click the workers compensation code from the drop-down arrow. If the code is
not set up in QuickBooks already, click to create the new code.
Assigning a default workers compensation
code to an employee
Workers Compensation overview