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Technology - computers, software, and the internet - has changed how we create and submit certified payroll reports over the last decade.
Today, there are now one or more agencies in 17 states that require certified payroll reports to be electronically submitted
via numerous on-line labor compliance programs.
Isn't it time that you started really automating your certified payroll tasks? 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
An EEOC Report is really nothing more than than a report that includes how many employees you have that work under specific work/trade classifications by race and gender; including any apprentices or on-the-job trainees.
State agencies can require that you submit an EEOC report on a weekly or monthly basis, if the construction project is funded with State money.
If you perform work on Federal-Aid Highway Construction projects, you may be required to submit monthly reports - using either a Federal or State DOT specific form as well as an Annual Report such as Form FWHA-1391 . Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Annual EEO Report. Continue reading
Reporting fringe benefits paid in cash on the Federal WH-347 Certified Payroll Report has specific requirements which the built-in QuickBooks report cannot handle. Here is a question from a reader who is using the certified payroll report provided in the QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll subscription asking how cash fringes should be reported because her reports are being rejected because they aren't reporting the cash payment correctly.
This article will explain how any cash paid in lieu of fringe benefits on prevailing wage projects is supposed to be reported on the WH-347 form and why the built-in QuickBooks certified payroll report isn't handling it correctly. Continue reading
Displaying employee social security numbers and addresses on certified payroll reports, which are ultimately public documents, causes privacy and identity theft concerns for many employers and employees - not to mention confusion over reporting requirements. Read this question submitted by a blog reader and our response. Continue reading
The integration between QuickBooks and a third-party application is transparent, the communication between the two programs takes place behind the scenes leaving very little to be seen - often only the end result. Continue reading
Creating weekly certified payroll reports from a bi-weekly paycheck can be difficult unless your accounting software accurately accrues the wages for each week. Continue reading
All prevailing wage projects will come with wage determination schedules that detail the base rate and fringe rates for all craft and trades. Continue reading
Verifying and troubleshooting the accuracy of your final certified payroll reports before you submit them is an important step in your overall success in using Certified Payroll Solution and getting paid on time. 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
This week's Freebie is an AIA (G-702/G-703) Billing Training exercise. Continue reading
Having guest bloggers will provide our readers with new perspectives and new topics Continue reading
You can tell if your computer is caught in up in this struggle if you receive an 80040408 - Could not start QuickBooks error when a 3rd party app tries to access your QuickBooks company data file. Continue reading
Back 2000 who would have thought that developing a QuickBooks integrated add-on would become a very popular trend among software developers? There wasn't even a widely known, let alone an "Intuit approved method" of accessing QuickBooks data at that time, so WHY would anyone want to form a company that would utilize QuickBooks data? Continue reading