Delete an approved payroll

Delete an approved payroll paid by check

Delete an approved payroll paid by direct deposit

Delete an approved payroll paid by check

If you pay your staff by check and need to make an adjustment to a payroll period, you will need to delete the existing payroll, make the necessary adjustments, and then approve the new payroll. Follow these steps to delete a recently approved payroll:

If the payroll you want to edit or delete is not the most recent payroll, you will need to delete the more recent payrolls, going from top to bottom of the Approved Payrolls list before you can make adjustments to a past payroll.

  1. Log in to your account through waveapps.com.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Payroll > Run Payroll.
  3. Click Approved Payrolls, then select the pay period from the list.
  4. Click Delete, and then click Delete again to confirm your choice.

You can now make the necessary adjustments, and then approve the new payroll. Learn how to pay your employees.

If the payroll has been paid out, consider these options:

  • Include additional payments or deductions to the next payroll period. Learn how to assign a deduction, bonus or benefit.
  • Pay your employee outside of Wave, then click on the help icon in the bottom right corner of your Wave account to reach out to the Support team. They can update your payroll account to reflect the payment for you and your employee.

Delete an approved payroll paid by direct deposit

You can delete an approved payroll up until the direct deposit transaction begins processing. Direct deposits process 2-3 business days before the scheduled pay date.

If the payroll period you want to edit or delete is not the most recent payroll, you will need to delete the more recent payrolls, going from top to bottom of the Approved Payrolls list before you can edit a past payroll.

  1. Log in to your account through waveapps.com.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Payroll > Run Payroll.
  3. Click Approved Payrolls, then select the pay period from the list.
  4. Click Delete, and then click Delete again to confirm your choice.

There are also options that don’t require deleting an approved payroll period:

  • Include additional payments or deductions to the next payroll period. Learn how to assign a deduction, bonus or benefit.
  • Pay your employee outside of Wave, then click on the help icon in the bottom right corner of your Wave account to reach out to the Support team. They can update your payroll account to reflect the payment for you and your employee.

If a payroll adjustment is required in a more timely manner, reach out to Wave’s Support team. Click on the help icon in the bottom right corner of your Wave account, and type can’t delete payroll. Wave’s chatbot, Mave, will help you get in touch with the Support team.