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QuickBooks Payroll for One Employee


QuickBooks permits users to run payroll for one Employee with the same process as needed for running payroll for several employees.

How to Run Payroll For One Employee in QuickBooks

Intuit is one of the most authoritative companies in the market financial software for introducing the brand QuickBooks under which user can complete all the financial tasks of its business within limited time period and least number of mistakes. Once installed the software automatically takes over in completing accounting tasks and activities for the business.

The icing on the cake was the introduction of third party applications like QuickBooks Point of Sale and QuickBooks Payroll software which when connected with QuickBooks accounting software ensures other tasks somewhat related to business’ finances are also completed without much fuss.

Why QuickBooks Payroll?

All the user has to do is enter required number of hours completed by employees, the software will automatically start calculating the salary and creating paycheck as per the number of hours while also performing docking of payroll taxes and required deductions.

The paychecks can then be printed or salary can be directly transferred to employee accounts through Direct Deposit feature of QuickBooks Payroll.

User can pay employees in groups and on selected days with the software like all the employees who are hired on monthly basis can be paid salary as per month dates, while employees hired as per hours can be paid every two weeks or on a selected day.

For those having limited number of employees, basic payroll software is perfect as it can aid in running the payroll system for even one employee. It is as similar as running payroll for large number of employees.

All they need to do is follow instructions below:

  • Open QuickBooks Payroll and then locate Employees tab in the left side of the window.
  • Select option Run Payroll and click on it.
  • Next step is to select and sort the Pay Schedule as per employee requirement.
  • Click on the name of the employee for whom payroll is to be run.
  • Enter the required details like hours worked and then select print option for the check.
Help for Single 1 Employee QB Payroll Setup:


  1. How many employees do you require to use Intuit QuickBooks Payroll?

    You need one or multiple employees to use QuickBooks Payroll. You require selecting a suitable payroll and then start operating the benefits.

  2. How do I set up an employee payroll in QuickBooks?

    💠 Select Employee located in left-hand option
    💠 Click Add Employee
    💠 Fill in the employee Personal details and then hit on Next.
    💠 Write Bank details & Account Type regarding Employee.
    💠 Click Next button
    💠 Fill Tax File Declaration Information
    💠 Choose Done

  3. If I set payroll for one person, do I have to calculate manually?

    No, you do not need to calculate payroll manually. QuickBooks will do it for you does not matter you select one or multiple Employee; the software contains features to perform calculation related to salary or another amount.

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