Can I enter a paycheck END DATE to budget for retirement? (3 Merged Votes)

Quicken 2017 - Retiring and a few months and I would like to enter an END DATE for our final paychecks so I can budget through the end of the year. I want to do this in the Income Reminders and Bills to get accurate dollars not via Planning and investing if possible.Using Quicken for 12+ years and have never found a way to do this when changing jobs either.
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Curious. Because I just took a look at various Income and Bill reminders that I have set up ... and the Paycheck transaction is the only one that I couldn't find an "end date" in the Income Reminders either.

    So, I suspect that you'll have to go to Planning to set a retirement date.  RE: job changes, you'll just have to adjust manually the scheduled transaction.
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  • Quicken Sarah
    Quicken Sarah Alumni ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Hello pdymersk,

    That is a great question and Welcome to the Community!

    Unfortunately, the paycheck reminders do not currently have the ability to set an end date but I think that is a great idea and would be a valuable addition to the program so I have changed your question to an "Idea" post instead.

    The Idea posts can be voted on by other members of the Community and are reviewed directly by the Development teams for input on what future functions or features are being requested.  The more votes an Idea receives, the higher it is prioritized by Development for possible implementation.

    Thank you,

    Sarah
  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited January 2019
    Agreed, this should be an option. A couple years back, I worked around the problem by entering the reminders in the register up to my retirement date. Then I deleted the master paycheck reminder in the table. It was annoying having the future entries in the register for a few months but the budgeting and cash flow were accurate. As each of the final paychecks was downloaded into the register, I tweaked the deductions like always and then one day, I was retired.

    Congratulations by the way.
  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021
    From C. D. Bales:

    Unless your paycheck includes 401k contributions (*); I believe you can use a plain split transaction for your paycheck, which will give you control over the paycheck end date.

    To see how the plain split transaction should look, you can either:
    - hold down CTRL+SHIFT while opening a paycheck transaction in its account
    register or
    - create a report that includes a paycheck, with the Customize option "Show splits" checked.

    [ (*) You can even create a plain split transaction that includes the correct split lines for 401k contributions, but I think that transaction will not update the "Tax Impact of 401(k) Accounts" hidden Quicken account ... which has an impact on Tax reports. If you are using a Quicken Paycheck that has 401k contributions, you can check the Tax Schedule or Tax Summary report to see the effect of the "Tax Impact of 401(k) Accounts" account.]
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  • Sonia
    Sonia Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019

    Hello pdymersk,

    That is a great question and Welcome to the Community!

    Unfortunately, the paycheck reminders do not currently have the ability to set an end date but I think that is a great idea and would be a valuable addition to the program so I have changed your question to an "Idea" post instead.

    The Idea posts can be voted on by other members of the Community and are reviewed directly by the Development teams for input on what future functions or features are being requested.  The more votes an Idea receives, the higher it is prioritized by Development for possible implementation.

    Thank you,

    Sarah

    Hello Sarah! I've been trying to suggest an End Date to paychecks too. We get salary increases, so I would like to setup an end to the current and start a new one with new amount. 
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    Hello pdymersk,

    That is a great question and Welcome to the Community!

    Unfortunately, the paycheck reminders do not currently have the ability to set an end date but I think that is a great idea and would be a valuable addition to the program so I have changed your question to an "Idea" post instead.

    The Idea posts can be voted on by other members of the Community and are reviewed directly by the Development teams for input on what future functions or features are being requested.  The more votes an Idea receives, the higher it is prioritized by Development for possible implementation.

    Thank you,

    Sarah

    Sonia,
    if you haven't done so already, please click the "VOTE" button on top of this webpage to make your vote really count.
    You're not the only one who's looking for END DATE support on paychecks.
    Teachers could use this, too, when they're out on summer break without a paycheck coming in.
  • Sonia
    Sonia Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019

    Hello pdymersk,

    That is a great question and Welcome to the Community!

    Unfortunately, the paycheck reminders do not currently have the ability to set an end date but I think that is a great idea and would be a valuable addition to the program so I have changed your question to an "Idea" post instead.

    The Idea posts can be voted on by other members of the Community and are reviewed directly by the Development teams for input on what future functions or features are being requested.  The more votes an Idea receives, the higher it is prioritized by Development for possible implementation.

    Thank you,

    Sarah

    Done!
  • Philip107
    Philip107 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Others have requested this and it would be nice. I need it for tax scheduling in the Tax Planner. The Planner uses the Paycheck schedule to show projected income and tax due. The Planner needs to know when the paychecks ends so to predict how current capital gains, interest and dividends today affect the final outcome at years end. This particular paycheck is ending 6 months from now when my wife retires. As it is, the Planner assumes the paycheck is there all year. Not good for planning.
     ---- Quicken User since 1998 ----
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    I'm not sure about the Tax Planner ... I always thought it would stop calculating paychecks at your retirement date.

    However, there is another Idea post here in the Community about setting an End Date for Paycheck Reminders. This function currently is not available.
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7721794/can-i-enter-a-paycheck-end-date-to-budget-for-retirement
    Now I just have to find out how we can vote on this Idea post to make the programmers hear us loud and clear ... I'll get back to you.

    [Edited, UKR:  It appears that 2 or more discussions were merged. Ignore the circular reference.
    How to vote is explained later in this discussion]

  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ideas appear to have a vote count displayed within the topic on the home page.
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    GeoffG said:
    Ideas appear to have a vote count displayed within the topic on the home page.
    OK. And what do I need to do to "+1" the Vote count?
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe function not activated yet? I cannot find either.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 11 Pro version 21H2
  • Sonia
    Sonia Member ✭✭
    This would be great, not only to end paychecks at retirement, but to change amounts when we get pay raises, for example!
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Sonia said:
    This would be great, not only to end paychecks at retirement, but to change amounts when we get pay raises, for example!
    When you get a raise, just edit the existing paycheck reminder to reflect the new amounts.
    And there's NO WAY that Q could  automate this ... because Q has no way of knowing when/is you get raises, or the amounts.  Even if you download, Q only sees the Net amount of the check ... not all  of the split components.
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  • Hysterium
    Hysterium Member ✭✭
    I'm a contractor and I get paychecks for the duration of a contract. This may be a week, it may be a year or more. I want to capture the full detail of my paycheck so I break it out by taxes, deductions et al. I enter my paychecks into the Quicken Planner but I don't want any particular paycheck to continue when I know what the end date of my position is. This change will allow for beter planning for people in the position I just described.
  • Quicken_Tyka
    Quicken_Tyka Alumni ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Hello @Hysterium

    Thank you for taking the time to visit the Community to post your question, although I apologize that this feature isn't currently offered.

    I have moved your post to the ongoing Idea thread to add this ability.

    Be sure to navigate to the top of this post and click the up arrow to add your vote!


    Ideas are reviewed by our development team to see what people would like to be available in the future.

    Thank you,

    -Quicken Tyka

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  • Another use case for this: I want to track paychecks in the last few months of the year that have a higher net pay amount due to hitting the social security maximum for the year. Ideally I could remove the split line for the social security deduction from paychecks until 12/31 and then start a new paycheck series with the split line for social security amounts added back in on 1/1.

    This seems like a no-brainer to me. There are other solid use cases for this listed above too. Contract work, retirement, pay raises with a future effective date, etc.
  • RayConk54
    RayConk54 Member
    This can only be done on the date of your last paycheck.
    If you attempt to enter it early, Quicken uses the start date as the beginning date and flushes all earlier reminders.

    'Edit this instance and future instances',
    Set frequency to 'Only once'.
    Then select 'Done'.
  • Roger Miller
    Roger Miller Member ✭✭✭
    Any chance that this can be implemented anytime soon?
    QWin Premier user since 1997. QWin Premier subscription on Windows 10 & 11. I don't use mobile & web or bill pay.

  • SW
    SW Member ✭✭
    Really would like to see this implemented. Voted for this a couple years ago & still waiting. This should of been an easy update.
  • whh2063
    whh2063 Member ✭✭
    I too am retiring in July and I would like to put an end date to the paycheck.
  • Roger Miller
    Roger Miller Member ✭✭✭
    I'll be retiring at end of March 2022, so it looks like I'll be retired before this gets fixed.
    QWin Premier user since 1997. QWin Premier subscription on Windows 10 & 11. I don't use mobile & web or bill pay.

  • whh2063
    whh2063 Member ✭✭
    I'm also retiring mid-year and having a paycheck end date would be great. I see this has been an issue since 2018, so not likely going to happen. Too bad, I've been using quicken since 2011.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    In fact, this suggestion has been put in many times over the years, maybe this time they will implement it.

    For any person that doesn't have "continuous" paychecks this is a major flaw.
    For example, a schoolteacher, that doesn't work in the summer.

    And note this throws off the Tax Planner prediction which depends on the scheduled transactions.
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  • SomebodyInGNV
    SomebodyInGNV Member ✭✭
    Please implement this? Among other things, it affects budgets. Why in the world this wasn't done decades ago is baffling to me.