To process employee payroll or to bill a customer for an employee’s time on a job in QuickBooks Online, there should be time activity. Your accountant will send you a request for time activity that will show up on your client dashboard. You can enter time activity directly into the request on your client dashboard. You will also be able to select existing employee time activity from a list to add to a customer invoices directly within the request.

Some Entry Fields are Required, While Others are Optional

Your accountant will add a new time activity as needed. In order to create time activities, you should complete all required fields. Time activities are entered when you have selected our QuickBooks Online Full-Service Payroll or Customer Invoicing Plus Billable Expense Service. Below is a list of required fields to add time activity for payroll or customer invoicing. Note that if you are adding time activity that will be billed to a customer, you will complete the optional fields in addition to the required fields. Feel free to reach out to your dedicated accountant with questions about the request form completion.

  • Employee Name

  • Date

  • Number of Hours

  • Number of Minutes

  • Start Time

  • End Time

  • Number of Break Hours

  • Number of Break Minutes

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