How to create bonus on my employee’s paycheck in QBO Payroll

There are two ways to create bonus paycheck to your employee in QBO Payroll.

1) Regular Payroll Check
2) Separate Payroll Check

Here are the steps to create a bonus with a regular paycheck:

  • On the left panel, click the Employees tab.
  • Select an employee you wish to add this pay type.
  • Click on the Pencil icon next to pay.
  • In Section 3, click on Add additional pay types.
  • Select Bonus and click Done.
  • Once you run payroll, you’ll see a box where you can enter the bonus amount.


Here are the steps to create the bonus separate from the paycheck:

  • On the left pane, click the Employees tab.
  • Click the Run Payroll drop-down arrow and select Bonus only.
  • Select As gross pay (this will deduct taxes accordingly).
  • Enter the pay date.
  • Select the name of the employee that will be receiving the bonus check with the checkbox to the left of their name.
  • Enter the amount in the Bonus field.
  • Click Preview Payroll
  • Click Submit Payroll


Tutorial Bonus Paycheck Video:

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