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  • Whether you’re just getting started with Payroll by Wave or you’re a Payroll vet, it’s good to know that you’re doing the right thing every time you approve a payroll. Our three key steps towards complete payroll confidence will help ensure that your employees are paid correctly, accurately, and on time. * Get all of your business and employee in…
    James_Hudson Announcement 21 views 0 comments Started by James_Hudson May 24, 2018 4:01PM
  • Hello, Wave just updated, and now my payroll journal is doubling the payroll liabilities. Scenario: Run Payroll Creates Journal Entries One of the Journal Entries is a Payroll Liability Credit (Total net pay owing to employees) Let's say $5000 Additional Payroll Liability is created 'Payroll period ending' Withdrawing from 'Cash on Hand' fo…
    quickbike 167 views 12 comments Most recent by Mikeg November 16, 2019 10:37PM
  • I'm hoping someone can help me in determining how to account for tax withholding. Are Federal, state, and payroll taxes in the US accounted for as a liability? If yes, how do I show that the liability has been paid? Thank you for any help!
    pentape 11 views 6 comments Most recent by pentape November 7, 2019 6:45PM
  • I am in the US and signed up for Payroll, Direct Deposit and Automated Tax Payments. I noticed that automated transactions are created as a Journal Entry when Payroll is approved, and an automated Expense Entry is created when my employees are paid via direct deposit. However there is no automated Expense Entry when Wave pays my Payroll Taxes both…
    OfficeJess 1 view 2 comments Most recent by BarsinA November 5, 2019 5:48PM
  • How. Long does it take to payment
    juanArangure 11 views 1 comment Most recent by ConnorM October 30, 2019 10:00PM
  • Hi. Stuart here. Can some one please explain how to use wave to record paying myself. I am a sole trader and take a set amount every month but am not sure how to record it in wave.? Thanks.
    Stuartd131162 197 views 3 comments Most recent by Nick_Willder October 26, 2019 9:15AM
  • Wave, I changed my direct deposit information on Wave and was subsequently paid 2 days later. I see the pay stub on Wave but there was no payment to my bank account. Can you please assist?
    PJJL 1 view 1 comment Most recent by ConnorM October 21, 2019 6:47PM
  • I am new to Wave payroll. I would like to have my employees access to their paystubs. How do I do this? Do they need a wave account? What if they do not want one? Is there a way for me to print their paystub myself?
    snakestud 11 views 5 comments Most recent by AlexL October 21, 2019 2:14PM
  • Hi, I'm new to wave and unsure of how to pay my self? I have two bank accounts, Business and personal and i will be paying my wage out of the Business Acc into my personal Acc, how would I go about doing this? Many Thanks Chris
    One_Auto 11 views 7 comments Most recent by Mikeg October 18, 2019 12:26AM
  • I'm using payroll though Wave. How can I set the expense accounts so that I can segregate between those employees whose pay I want to record as direct labor (i.e impacting gross profit) versus other employees, myself included. whose salary I want to include as a wages?
    DanV 11 views 1 comment Most recent by AlexL October 17, 2019 6:23PM
  • I have just reinstated wave and my employee after being on maternity leave. I am trying to approve the payroll (due tomorrow) but it defaults to 1.5 years ago when I stopped using my account its picking up where I left off. Its really frustrating and I cant figure out how to change my payroll dates to the more recent one.
    Dschwank 11 views 1 comment Most recent by BarsinA September 24, 2019 7:35PM
  • Two Questions One of our business partners (who is an active W-2 earner in our company) has an IWO for child support. **Q1: **How do we label this deduction in payroll? Our current method is: Credit Account > Employee Payments Received "Employee Benefits Received" - - We created it as an after-tax deduction from pay - - Problem: I…
    mafost 12 views 1 comment Most recent by EmmaP September 10, 2019 9:32PM
  • I have been using Wave for 5 years now as a sole proprietor. However as of January 1st, 2019 I became a single member LLC. I use the LLC as a pass through. Here is my dilemma. Facts * I have 10 customers that pay me a monthly fee * I have 6 simple monthly business expenses * I take income - minus monthly business expenses = taxable income simp…
    mlzorko 101 views 5 comments Most recent by mafost September 5, 2019 3:36PM
  • I'm trying to run my first payroll, but the one employee (me) doesn't show up in payroll. Message is that I have to add an employee in order to run payroll. The payroll dates are July 3 - 31. Payday is today, August 9. Employee's salary is active since July 1. I've checked setting several times, but I'm must be missing something.
    kmchenry 11 views 1 comment Most recent by BarsinA August 14, 2019 8:17PM
  • Hey all, This year is a bit of an odd year but I have moved from being employed (over half the year) and am now contracting out. After reading piles of government material (Canada - BC/AB to be exact), they said that until you pass the $30,000 threshold of earned income outside of your employment, you do not need a registered number/business as a…
    tylerbalaban 1 view 0 comments Started by tylerbalaban July 10, 2019 9:53PM
  • Does anyone know of any way to run an additional payroll, once my monthly payroll has been processed? I Ran and Approved/Posted December payroll last week. Later I realized I have some Employee Benefits (Medical Insurance premium payments) that I need to record through payroll (so they appear on my W-2). It looks like Wave has the option to recor…
    DaveM 51 views 3 comments Most recent by JordanD June 27, 2019 4:19PM
  • Hi, I added an Employee in Payroll as W-2 but Needed as Contractor, now I don't know how to remove the employee. Do you know how I can remove this employee so they no longer show up in reporting and payroll?
    ConsultantSarah 11 views 1 comment Most recent by AlexL June 25, 2019 4:42PM
  • I run a 501c3 boosters club for our local high school. We have a number of coaches whose stipends we pay and I’d like to streamline and organize this process. I’ve read what I could here. Your documentation is fantastic. 1. We will be paying out coaches probably 3x/year. I’d like to do direct deposit. Will we have to pay the monthly payroll f…
    DCTiger 21 views 2 comments Most recent by DCTiger June 24, 2019 10:00PM
  • What's Wave's best practice for reimbursing employees for business expenses? Does Wave have built-in functionality or a workflow that supports employees submitting expense reports for reimbursement? These expenses are incurred on an employee's personal credit card or paid out of pocket with cash. I've read the reimbursable expenses FAQ, but that u…
    [Deleted User] 1.8K views 24 comments Most recent by BarsinA June 23, 2019 10:23PM
  • We are a seasonal lawn care business with only 1 or 2 employees and we are only in operation about 6 months of the year. Would we have to pay for the payroll service during the months we aren't in operation, or could we pay month by month during the months we need it?
    Drew 11 views 0 comments Started by Drew June 12, 2019 12:56PM
  • Aloha, Is there any way to change the payroll frequency? We are in the US and need to change the payroll frequency from semi monthly to bi-weekly. This is because we have hired more people and have seasonal hires and realized that bi-weekly payroll makes more sense. I found that Waves does not allow to change the pay frequency after the first pay …
    Alberto 71 views 1 comment Most recent by Samd May 28, 2019 9:07PM
  • Hi there, I only have 1 employee (myself) on payroll on a salary so was wondering if there is a way to just set Payroll to automatically be approved and paid on the day it is due? Thanks
    jacsbuchanan 41 views 4 comments Most recent by jbibla May 21, 2019 7:01PM
  • I have read all the other 401k posts available - BUT how does one move the payroll money to the correct account for Employee Contributions? I have added the Deduction to the Employee Record ($ every pay cycle), but not sure what's going to happen next and how to actually acquire the funds to move them.
    tmsprojectconsulting 121 views 3 comments Most recent by Mikeg May 20, 2019 6:36PM
  • I have a seasonal business and so I suspend my Payroll in my off-season. However, I can't seem to figure out how to re-activate Direct Deposit: help? Thanks, Melissa
    SaferCyclingCalgary 11 views 5 comments Most recent by ZoeC May 13, 2019 3:31PM
  • Hi, I've been using wave for a side hustle that ive had for a few years now, I have recently made the move to be self employed and that side hustle has become my main gig. I have started to invoice someone for some subcontract work, my question is that when I receive the monies for the invoice what income category do I put it under? Is it simply I…
    Skism 21 views 3 comments Most recent by Skism May 9, 2019 1:55AM
  • I'm not signed up for Payroll yet because I only have contractors and that piece just opened up for Wave. But, I'm considering moving my 1099 payments over from Square to Wave now. How long does it take for money to be direct deposited into my contractor's account? (Same day, 2 days, 1 week...)
    YGFAndrea 101 views 10 comments Most recent by SpokaneFiberClean April 16, 2019 7:03AM
  • What is this... accounting software that can't even manually set transaction record when we pay ourselves manually.
    hoho86 41 views 1 comment Most recent by JamieD April 15, 2019 9:13PM
  • Hi there, I have now setup Wave to do my Payroll, and also have a bank connection with my checking account that payroll is paid out of. That is resulting in 2 entries - 1 created by Payroll, and one for the withdrawal from my account - see the image to make that clear. Is there a way to merge the 2 (ideally automatically)? If not, do I just delete…
    jacsbuchanan 31 views 1 comment Most recent by ZoeC April 10, 2019 6:43PM
  • Is there a way to pay my 1099 contractors by piece/service? I invoice them by pieces assembled or service conducted. I would love to be able to pull an invoice and see what their payroll by the invoice would be?
    nofd1236 21 views 3 comments Most recent by JamieD March 18, 2019 11:13PM
  • Hi there, my business is setup as an LLC. I want to start paying myself payroll for the first time (no other employees) and am setting that up in Wave. Do you know if I need to separately file a DE 34 Report of New Employee with the California EDD or if that is handled by Wave tax filing? Thanks!
    jacsbuchanan 11 views 2 comments Most recent by jacsbuchanan March 15, 2019 3:18AM
  • I've just setup Wave and I have employees that I need to run payroll for the last month. How do you run prior period payroll for a salaried employee.
    startups 102 views 2 comments Most recent by AlexL March 8, 2019 6:49PM