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Chapter 2. Setting Up and Using Payroll ... > Setting Payroll and Employee Prefere...

Setting Payroll and Employee Preferences

If you use QuickBooks to produce your payroll, you can make several payroll settings before using the payroll features, the most obvious of which is turning on your access to the payroll features. On the payroll preferences screen you can also indicate printing options and reporting options, and you can create some default settings for your employees.

Set Up Payroll Preferences

Select Preferences from the Edit menu.

Click the Payroll & Employees icon.

Click the Company Preferences tab.

Click the Full Payroll option if you will use QuickBooks to calculate or issue your paychecks.

Click here if you don't have a payroll or you use an outside service to produce your payroll.

Select this option if you plan to use the completely outsourced payroll option provided by QuickBooks.

You can select to hide the pay rate for your employees in the Select Employees To Pay window. Depending on who will see your QuickBooks file, this option might have appeal.

Check these boxes if you want to have QuickBooks carry forward information from prior paychecks relating to amounts based on quantities.

Check this box if you need to report payroll taxes by customer job, class, or type of service.

You can select to sort your employee list (available from the Lists menu) by first name or last name.

Check this box if you want employee Social Security numbers to appear in report headers. If you need to keep this information confidential, leave the box unchecked.

Check this box if you want to have the option of printing separate pages for each employee when you choose to display your employee list.



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