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County reimbursing the company for partial payroll...HELP

Hello! After searching for a payroll message board/ chat, I found this site and I'm so glad I did!

I could use some guidance here...

My employer participates in the local welfare-to-work program. We have 1 employee who is enrolled. We pay the employee's full wage, and then later the county reimburses us half of the employees wage for each month. We've just received the first check for January.

I have no idea how to account for this check or how to put this in Quickbooks. I'm using QB Pro 2016 Desktop.

Does it go into Payroll Liabilities?



  • So to reduce payroll expense I would do what...?

    Thanks. I've been thrown into this with no guidance so I appreciate the help. I'm learning a lot just from reading old posts here.

  • rrupertrrupert ✭✭✭

    You would put a debit (?) or negative amount/ credit as positive amount into the payroll expense account -- i could be wrong (backwards) but easily correctable either way!, since you want to lower your expenses it would go to decrease the companies total payroll expenses since that part was reimbursed. But if you aren't accounting/controller/finance, you might check with them to make sure how they want it credited. ( I used QB Enterprise but this is something our Controller would have, well, controlled LOL)

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