General QuickBooks News
This section contains information about when a new release of QuickBooks becomes available as well as other important general QuickBooks information.
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
Should I/Do I NEED to upgrade to QuickBooks 2013? When should I purchase QuickBooks 2013? Will the 3rd party add-ons that I use be compatible with QuickBooks 2013? Will QuickBooks 2013 run on my current computer - OR - will I need to buy a new one?
We'll answer questions like these and more! Continue reading
Intuit has just announced the release of QuickBooks 2013 (today – 9/10/2012)
Are you curious as to what the new version looks like? Here's a sneak peak! Continue reading
An important QuickBooks Payroll System Maintenance Announcement - a system-wide upgrade will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday 5/24/2012 and continue through 5 a.m. on Tuesday 5/29/2012 - Direct Deposit will also be effected and don't forget that this is also the Memorial Day holiday weekend!
QuickBooks Payroll will not process direct deposit checks dated for Monday, May 28, 2012 due to the Memorial Day holiday. In order for your employees to receive their paychecks before Monday, May 28, you should change your paycheck date to Friday, May 25 and send your payroll by 5pm PT on Wednesday, May 23.
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
The size of your QuickBooks file and the number of DB File Fragments determines the health of your QuickBooks company data file. YouTube video on how to create & restore a portable company file. Continue reading
This QuickBooks Tip provides instructions for how to rebuild your QuickBooks data file. The rebuild function is like a cleaning lady and will help maintain the overall health of your file. Continue reading
Intuit QuickBooks payroll changes in the upcoming months includes price increases for Basic, Enhanced and Assisted Payroll and the retirement of Complete Payroll. Continue reading
Many ProAdvisors and QuickBooks customers, have been complaining because the standard reply whenever you talk to QuickBooks Support is, "you need to upgrade to QuickBooks Enterprise", as if QuickBooks Enterprise could part the Red Sea, should you need that in your accounting software. Continue reading
Guest blogger Joanie Mann discusses "Everything you always wanted to know about the Authorized QuickBooks hosting providers" Continue reading
Performance problems in QuickBooks is one warning sign that your QuickBooks data file is probably getting too big. How big is too big? Shannon Tucker, our guest blogger answers that question and more. Continue reading
Giving your QuickBooks company data to an IRS Auditor is almost like inviting a stranger into your home - you don't know what they will do. Create an External Accountant Continue reading
The IRS wants your QuickBooks company data file as part of an audit, this is new request and will probably begin to grow in popularity as time goes on. Tips & Best Practices for compliance.
The IRS can request a copy of your QuickBooks (or Peachtree) company data file during an audit - Part 1 of a multi-article series featured this week.
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