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I have an employe that I am going to terminate. They have outstanding

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I have an employe that I am going to terminate. They have outstanding loans, from the company, that exceed the gross amount of compensation. The loans were given without taxes. I relize that I will end up losing money on the deal. So, After taxes on the money the companies owes them, can I zero out the net pay completely without any repercussions? And how would enter this information on quickbooks to show a loss to the company?

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Thank you for contacting me about your Tax issue. I will work hard to help you understand the issue clearly.

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Create a final paycheck and compute the NET amount owed after taxes. Then, add to the paycheck a deduction item that goes to reduce the amount of the employee loan in the same amount of the net. This will bring the final paycheck to zero net due.

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The remaining balance of the employee loan will be written off. You will need to do a general journal entry to reduce the remaining employee loan balance and increase an expese called "Bad Debt expense"

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