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Payroll Tips

Payroll is one of the MOST critical pieces of your business.You need to:

pay your employees correctly and on time to keep them happy
pay your payroll taxes and other liabilities on time
be prepared for a payroll audit and know what records you have to keep for how long
deal with wage garnishments and employee loans

Most importantly, you NEED to get the payroll dollars into your QuickBooks® job costing reports!

QuickBooks Time Card Entry and Overtime Calculations – Beyond the Basics

In today’s busy workplace business owners and payroll administrators are faced with numerous challenges which cause them to want and need to be able to quickly and accurately enter employee time cards by “crew or group” by “job or project” and by day – because that is how they are done on the jobsite. Because of these situations, they also want software that will automatically calculate and distribute overtime hours worked for all employees on all jobs for any given work week – relieving them of the time-consuming and error-prone process caused by manual calculations and time card entries; this is an area where QuickBooks is lacking in functionality.
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White House Delays rule requiring electronic verification

The White House has postponed until June 30 the deadline for compliance with the E-Verify rule that will apply to government contractors and subcontractors. The decision gives the Obama administration more time to review the rule, which would require government contractors and subs to use an electronic system to check whether their employees are eligible to work in the U.S. The system has been modified to increase the accuracy of employment verification, according to testimony of the acting deputy director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services.
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Economic Stimulus Plan – Your Business and Payroll

On February 17th, 2009, President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus plan known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This plan is designed to spur economic growth in the U.S. - with short term and long term impacts. This economic stimulus plan means that changes are coming for your small business - changes that can impact your payroll and your taxes. If you are a customer of an Intuit payroll service, they can help.
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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert


I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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