How do I delete an employee from payroll?

It is not recommended that you delete employees from payroll. In many cases, you will want to keep that information in the system for several years. In most cases that is not feasible to delete an employee, nor would you want to completely remove an old employee from the books.

You can however remove an employee from the active list of employees.

  1. From the payroll screen, click Setup.
  2. Select the employee's name on the left side of the screen.
  3. Locate the Active checkbox on the right side of the screen between the employee number and Social Security boxes. Uncheck the Active box.

In-active employees will be hidden from your employee list. To see the in-active employees, un-check the Hide Inactive Employees box at the top of the employee list on the Payroll Setup screen.