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Create a new account in your chart of accounts in QuickBooks Online with these steps:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts.
  3. Select New, then choose the account type.
  4. Find the detail type that fits your account or the transactions you want to track. Learn more about detail types if you have questions.
  5. Give your new account a name. You can use the info under the detail type to add a name that fits. You can also add a description.
  6. Select Save and Close.

Once the account is created, go to the payroll setting preference to change the expense account. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Select Payroll Settings.
  3. Click Preferences, then Accounting Preferences.
  4. Locate the expense account you want to change. Click the drop-down and select the newly created account.
  5. Scroll-down to click OK.

Check this article to learn more: Payroll accounting preferences.

Resolution for Issue 'For Intuit Online Payroll, how do I change the expense account debited for employer 401k contribution and not use new account created by QBO Co. Contrib.-Ret (too long)?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

For Intuit Online Payroll, how do I change the expense account debited for employer 401k contribution and not use new account created by QBO Co. Contrib.-Ret (too long)?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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