Though ChurchTrac is NOT a church payroll platform, you still need to enter your final payroll numbers into the Accounting screen to track your church's finances properly. Watch the video above and follow the below steps for recording payroll. (United States only)
Create a Payroll Taxes Category with the following sub-categories in the accounting screen:
Create a Payee for each employee using your main payroll category, followed by the additional payroll taxes you created in step 1. Be sure to mark the Transaction Type as an expense as well.
The amounts you enter are based on the calculations made by your payroll platform. Your top payroll category will be a positive number, while the taxes will be listed as negative.
Create an accounting transaction on your checking account from your saved payee. Be sure to verify the amounts with your payroll platform for non-salary employees, as those amounts may change for each paycheck.
Create a Payee for your Quarterly 941 to make recording your IRS payments quick and easy. We recommend leaving the amounts as "0" since your amounts will likely vary quarter to quarter.