Intuit QuickBooksHELP!!  It’s a word I hear on occasion, and I have to admit, it’s a word that I use quite a bit myself.  That, and of course, Uff Da!

Today, the word HELP will be solved when you realize the last payroll you ran was for the current period in Quickbooks.  You are now ready to run the current period payroll, and Quickbooks is telling you that this will be for the next payroll.  For example.  Your pay periods are on the 5th and 20th of the month.  Since the 5th fell on a weekend, your policy is to pay the next business day.  You ran payroll on the 6th, not realizing that Quickbooks was recording this payroll for the 20th, not the 6th.  You get ready to post payroll for payment on October 20th, and this is what you see:

Another Payroll in QuickBooks

Eeks! Do not fear, there is a simple QuickBooks solution!

  1. Click on Run Payroll, as if you were running the payroll for the above named pay period.  Don’t worry, you won’t be!
  2. Next to each employee’s name, click “Create Another Paycheck for (Name)”
  3. Enter the hours or salary as you normally do for the employee.
  4. Click Preview Payroll and carefully check that all elements of the payroll are posted correctly.
  5. Proceed as you normally do.

Piece of cake! 

If you have further questions regarding this or similar payroll issues in QuickBooks, let us know and we’d be glad to help!