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In this article you will learn how to pay employees a bonus paycheck in QuickBooks Payroll. To know more contact QuickBooks Support.

There are different ways to pay a bonus:

  • Create a bonus on a regular paycheck
  • Create a bonus on a separate paycheck

On a regular paycheck, include a bonus. 

You need to add the Bonus pay type to the employee’s profile before you can give an employee their first bonus on a paycheck.

Record the payment as a manual check and not as a direct deposit check if the employee already got the bonus pay (such as in cash).

Full Service Payroll.

  • Click on the Employees tab.
  • Choose the employee’s name.
  • Select Edit in the Pay section.
  • Select Bonus in Show all pay types section.
  • Click on OK.

You can include it on a paycheck now that you’ve added the Bonus pay type.

  • Click on the Payday tab.
  • Choose the employee, and then in the bonus field enter the amount.
  • Create and approve the payroll.

QuickBooks Payroll and QuickBooks Full Service Payroll.

  • Click on Workers
  • Select Employees.
  • Choose the name of the employee.
  • Select edit (pencil) icon beside Pay in the employee details section.
  • Click on Add additional pay types >
  • Select Bonus.
  • Click on Done.

 You can include it on a paycheck now that you’ve added the Bonus pay type.

  • Click on Workers
  • Select Employees
  • Click on Run Payroll.
  • Choose the employee, and then in the bonus enter the amount.
  • Preview and submit the payroll.

To create a separate bonus check, follow these steps:

Payroll for Accountants.

  • Click on Payday tab.
  • Select Bonus Checks from the Check Type drop-down.
  • Click on Go.
  • For the bonus check, choose the applicable settings.
  • Choose the employee and then enter the amount.

Create and approve paycheck.

The pay stub will list Employee Taxes Paid by Employer under the pay section if you select net-to-gross.

QuickBooks Payroll and Quickbooks Full Service Payroll.

  • Select Workers
  • Click on Employees.
  • Select Run payroll
  • Click on Bonus only.
  • For the bonus check, choose the applicable settings (see the preceding section for more details), and then click on Continue.
  • Choose the employee, and then enter the Bonus amount.
  • Select edit (pencil) icon at the bottom beside Payroll options.
  • Choose the payroll options you want (see the preceding section for more details), and then click on Apply.
  • Select preview and submit payroll.

The pay stub includes Employee Taxes Paid by Employer in the pay section if you have selected As net pay.

For Full Service Payroll

  • Choose Payday
  • Choose Bonus
  • Choose Pay Schedule
  • Choose Pay method
  • For the bonus check select the applicable settings, and then click on Next.
  • Select the name of the employee and then enter the amount.
  • Create and submit paycheck.

Print check if the pay method was paper check.

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