Since we missed last week’s Tip Tuesday here are two tips to help you out with your payroll needs!

Tip #1: LIST PAYROLL EMPLOYEES BY LAST NAME.
When you view a payroll report, are the names of the employees listed alphabetically by first name. Update your Preferences for payroll to allow the names to sort alphabetically by last name. (Go to “Edit” up in the top left corner next to “File”, down to Preferences, drop down to Employees. On the Company tab under Employees, under ’Display Employee List by:’ mark the Last Name box. Be sure to save before closing the window.)

 

Tip #2: DELETE A LINE OR AN ENTIRE TRANSACTION.

‘CTRL DEL’ vs ‘CTRL D’ – A Quick Tip but Know the Difference

When setting up an employee for payroll, several payroll items may be listed to appear under the ‘Earnings’ or ‘Additions, Deductions and Company Contributions’ sections. Some common items are reimbursements like Fuel, Supplies, and Mileage or Health Insurance and Simple Contribution. When actually processing payroll, these items auto populate to create a paycheck. Occasionally, an item may not be needed. To remove the payroll item for a single occurrence, simple press ‘CTRL DEL’ and the line item will be removed. To add a line, press ‘CTRL INS’. This will also work on a check and bill entry or journal entry.

If you want to remove an entire transaction like a bill, check, or journal entry, press ‘CTRL D’. Remember this deletes the entire transaction and cannot be undone.