Anyone can say they are a QuickBooks expert and according to Google, at least 83,000+ people are making that claim! How valid that claim is, however, is another question! Most of these self proclaimed experts sure have a lot to say, but when it comes right down to it and you evaluate what they have actually said (or written) you find that they really haven't provided you with anything concrete to take away.
Remember the old saying "Jack of all trades - master of none"?Continue reading
In order to be well prepared for a Wage & Hour audit that you need to keep your payroll records for the duration of EACH worker’s employment with your company PLUS 5 to 10 years! Most Human Resources and legal experts are suggesting this to ensure these records are available in the event a claim is filed,
Discover what records you need to have available for an audit and how to store that information without having to have a bunch of file cabinets in your office.Continue reading
In the past couple of years there has been an increase in the number of Federal and/or State payroll wage audits resulting in the repayment of back wages, in all industries – not just construction, plus fines and penalties. In May and June of 2013 U. S. Department of Labor audits have resulted in the payment of $5,750,693.00 in back wages throughout the United States.
Are your payroll records accurate and up-to-date? They need to be - because inaccurate payroll records can cost emBeployers BIG bucks!
See this article for information on what you need to keep and how long you need to keep your payroll records.Continue reading
Just because you use QuickBooks doesn’t mean that you can’t send out professional looking forms. Spend some time working with your Form Templates and go from drab to WOW!
This QuickBooks tip provides you with 7 Steps to take you Estimate, Invoice and Purchase Orders from drab and boring to professional.Continue reading
A QuickBooks automatic update for QuickBooks Pro 2013, Premier 2013 (all versions or flavors - Contractor, Manufacturing, Professional Services, etc), and Enterprise 13.0 (all versions or flavors), beginning right around June 3, 2013 with the last round of the update being released today, has created more problems than it fixed for many users and 3rd party developers.
Some users said that the automatic update caused QuickBooks to crash more often and the update also caused many 3rd party desktop add-ons to error out when connecting to QuickBooks or crashed QuickBooks when it attempted to connect.
What's your policy for installing QuickBooks automatic updates?Continue reading
QuickBooks has no built-in ability to handle stored materials, like many of the more costly construction specific software programs. This causes problems for contractors who need to generate AIA Pay Apps and need to make sure that their books (or accounting data) syncs with their AIA Applications for Payments.
Because the General Contractor allows billing of stored materials on the AIA Payment Application you also need to include the amount of stored materials on your QuickBooks Progress Invoice in order for your accounting records to match your AIA billing records.. Continue reading
You should submit and number the certified payroll reports sequentially, beginning with payroll #1 starting on the first week that you actually have employees working on the job site and for every week afterward until you have completed the work that you were hired to do.
"No Work" payrolls should be submitted whenever there is a temporary break in your work on the project and, therefore, you will have no employees on the job site. For example, you have employees working on the job site weeks 1-4; but on week 5 and 6 you have no employees on the job site - then for weeks 5 and 6 you would submit "No Work Performed" payrolls for those weeks.Continue reading
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