QuickBooks Tips, Tricks, Errors and other QuickBooks news
A recent QuickBooks Payroll Update has caused the Print function to be disabled for W-2's, 1099's and all quarterly/year end reports. You can save them to PDF and then print them to your printer, but it's an extra step and a PIA. Continue reading
Which version of QuickBooks do you prefer? QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online? I'm a desktop gal all the way, more functionality, better job costing reports, payroll that is REALLY integrated with all the detail available and no dependency on the internet! Continue reading
One of the biggest struggles for merchants that sell on Amazon Seller Central; or participate in Amazon FBA is how to reconcile their orders with the payments received. Amazon pays their merchants either weekly, bi-weekly, or in some rare cases daily. The majority of merchants I work with are paid bi-weekly or weekly. They also combine all types of payments in your settlement; making it almost impossible to truly see the details behind Seller Central versus FBA sales. Continue reading
Intuit, for as many years as I can remember, has offered us a means of exporting various QuickBooks Lists into their own IIF format - so that we can import those lists into a brand new file. However, they have never provided us with a method to quickly and easily remove inactive list elements - before we import that list into the new file. This has caused much grief and aggravation over the years and as we all know; it's a horribly time-consuming task to manually remove those inactive list items.
Enter, the QuickBooks IIF Inactive Cleanup Utility
! Saving you countless hours (not to mention headaches) caused by scrolling through long IIF files and removing the inactive list elements before you can import them into a new file. Continue reading
Customizing reports in QuickBooks is often a huge source of frustration for users. Here's a great example of just how frustrating it can be. This question was submitted by a reader of our blog.
This question involves wanting to create a report for one specific employee, on all jobs worked, over a specific time frame. Continue reading
Weekly wrap-up of news and information from around the web – there’s so much information out there that it’s difficult (at best) to keep up! I’ve added a WordPress plug-in that grabs information from my Twitter stream to help me (and hopefully you as well) keep up with everything. Look for the Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use every Friday. I'll try to be consistent and organize the information into the same categories each week.
See what caught my attention this week in these topics: Accounting & Taxes, eBooks/Webinars/Videos, Payroll/Certified Payroll/Prevailing Wage, QuickBooks, Small Business/Organization/Productivity, Construction, and Social Media/Marketing/Website Design. Continue reading
We’ve talked with contractors who are frustrated with QuickBooks only to find that they aren’t utilizing many of the features that would provide them with the information that they were looking for. Likewise, we’ve talked with contractors who have taken that step into purchasing new construction-specific software and only use the base features of it because it was too difficult to learn, ended up resenting their purchase and came back to QuickBooks.
What are your biggest gripes, problems, or issues when it comes to using QuickBooks in your construction business? Use the comment option to tell us your problems - but you need to be specific! We'll then take these comments and develop some training videos, live webinars, or eBooks. Continue reading
Quite often an 80040408 error when using QuickBooks and a 3rd party integrated application is the result of installing/using the two programs under the Windows administrator account on a Windows Vista or 7 computer. Learn how to create a new administrator account and change the original account into a standard user account. Continue reading
Certified payroll reporting requirements are complex. There is no single certified payroll form that will meet the requirements in all 50 states. Don't be fooled! Continue reading
Holiday pay can be confusing. These tips provide answers to common questions such as: Do you have to provide paid holidays? What about for new employees? and more. Continue reading
QuickBooks 2012 Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading - including Should I/Do I NEED to upgrade? Will my 3rd party add-ons be compatible? Do I need new computers? How does upgrading affect the size of my current file? Continue reading
There are three ways in which to record an employee advance or loan in QuickBooks; with his regular paycheck, writing him a check, or giving him cash. Continue reading
The built-in QuickBooks certified payroll report is a frequent topic on the Intuit Community forums . Learn how to check the report for accuracy BEFORE submission. Continue reading
Estimating and Job Costing needs will vary depending on the type of contractor you will be dealing with. We'll be meeting Harry the Handyman, Sam the Subcontractor and Gerry the General Contractor. Continue reading