Questions from our readers
Working with QuickBooks® can sometimes be SO FRUSTRATING that you just want to tear your hair out! Especially when you are trying to do a specific task and can’t find any information on how to do it – or the information you find is totally worthless.
This section contains questions that have been submitted by our readers (and you are welcome to submit a question too). Just remember, some questions are easy to answer and others aren’t – ESPECIALLY if you don’t provide enough information!
NOTE: I’m happy to answer most QuickBooks® related questions, however, some questions will end up requiring that you purchase training/consulting time.
QuickBooks can handle both taxable and non-taxable customers and sales using the same item list. Find out how by watching this YouTube video. Continue reading
Q. My boyfriend is being told that the company he works for will be taking half his pay each week to put in a 401k HALF!!! Is this legal? A. More and more companies that work on prevailing wage jobs are opting to use the fringe portion of the prevailing wage to legally purchase bona fide fringe benefits. Continue reading
In 2012 it is mandatory that we show the company share of employee health insurance on W-2's, do you know if there is there a way in QuickBooks to track this on a regular basis, so that it shows on the employees paystubs and then have it flow through onto the W-2 at the end of the year? Continue reading
Payroll can be one of the most complex duties of any bookkeeper's job - especially when you need to OR want to track your Worker's Compensation costs for job costing purposes and pay your employees Vacation, Holiday and Overtime wages Continue reading
An "audit trail" for Accounts Receivable in QuickBooks is only one of the many complexities faced by government construction contractors. Learn various ways to get this type of information. Continue reading
Dealing with special customer invoicing requirements can be a royal pain! Sometimes it feel like each customer you deal with says "if you don't invoice me like THIS you aren't going to get paid". Learn how to add original PO/Estimate Amount and previous payments received to an invoice. Continue reading
Questions: We are new to QuickBooks payroll and would like to set up different payroll frequencies for our employees; weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. How can we do this? Answer: Setup Payroll Schedules and Pay Frequencies. Continue reading
A reader asked the following question:
We are a small contractor in San Diego and we are wondering how we get around having to always do an inventory adjustment to get our purchases to the correct COGS account? We… Continue reading
We were just awarded a contract with the Department of Defense and have to pay our employees "prevailing wage" and submit certified payroll reports. I called Intuit Support to ask them about prevailing wage, certified payroll, and how to track the fringe benefits; they weren't very helpful - they just told me that QuickBooks can produce the certified payroll report.......can you help me understand all this? Continue reading
Unlike some of the more costly construction specific software programs out there, QuickBooks wasn't designed to prevent us from generating a check to a Vendor/Subcontractor whose General Liability or Worker's Compensation insurance has expired. Continue reading
Technically, the bill should be approved before it is input into QuickBooks; and generally indicating on the front or face of the document/purchase order/voucher/vendor invoice or whatever you happen to call it, is usually the relied upon method. Continue reading
My employees can earn multiple rates of pay in one week (sometimes even in the same day) on the same or multiple jobs. How do I handle this in QuickBooks without always having to manually change the pay rate when I create their paychecks? Continue reading