How do I create a report that show net pay.

I spilt up my paycheck and broke It down from 401k to all the taxes. In the reports section I unchecked the Tax Category. It won't looks like I'm saving waaaayyyyy more not having the tax expense. How do I make it show my net income on the inflow or income section of report?

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @Sijidaegu Net pay isn't an amount tracked by Quicken, so there are two ways I can think of to get what you want...

    The first isn't pretty, but it will get you the correct bottom line total: create a report which includes only your gross pay category and all the deduction categories in your paychecks. The report will give you a total of your gross pay and each of your deductions for the period of the report — and the grant total of the report will be your net pay.

    A different approach would be to create a unique Payee for your paycheck deposits (e.g. "Paycheck Deposit - me", separate from "Paycheck Deposit - spouse", "Reimbursement Deposit, etc.) You'll have to go back and change the Payee name for your paychecks from the beginning of the year. But then you can create a report for just this Payee, where each entry all be the net pay from each paycheck.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Sijidaegu
    Sijidaegu Member
    I think option 2 suits me best. Been only using quicken since this year and my wife gets paid monthly so should take too long.

    Also, in my paycheck split transaction I have “401k contribution”. When I run report it will show 401k contribution as an expense. How can I not have it as an expense. If I hide the 401k contribution it looks like I’m saving money cause it seems that I’m spending less.
  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    One way to avoid your 401K contribution showing as an expense would be to create a Quicken account for your 401K and change the 401K contribution to be a transfer to the 401K account. This would also give you the opportunity to track your 401K investments.
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