How to turn on Time Tracking in QuickBooks Desktop


To send time to QuickBooks Desktop, you will need to enable Time Tracking.

Set up QuickBooks Desktop for time tracking

  1. Log in to QuickBooks Desktop Sign as an Admin in Single-user Mode.
  2. In QuickBooks Desktop choose the Edit menu. Then select Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences window, select Time & Expenses and then select the Company Preferences tab.
  4. Select Yes for Do You Track Time?
  5. You will need to configure QuickBooks Desktop to know the first day of the workweek on which to start tracking time each week. To do that choose the** First Day of Work Week** drop-down list, and choose the day on which you start tracking time each week.
  6. Select Ok.


Set up employees for time tracking

  1. Go to the Employee Center. Then double-click the employee's name.
  2. Select the Payroll Info tab and then click Use Time Data when Creating Paychecks. Then select OK.
  3. Change the day the workweek begins


How to set your start day of the week

  1. In QuickBooks Desktop, choose Edit from the top menu bar. Then select Preferences.
  2. On the left menu, look for and select Time Tracking or Time & Expenses.
  3. Choose the Company Preferences tab.
  4. Next to First Day of Work Week, select the drop-down menu. Then choose the day your work week begins.
  5. Select Ok.