Bookkeeping/Accounting Tasks and Employee New Hire Packet

Be A Better Bookkeeper, Payroll Tips
Keeping track of bookkeeping/accounting tasks and the information that is required when you hire a new employee can be pretty overwhelming for a business owner or bookkeeper.  In the normal rush of day-to-day activities; sometimes important items can get overlooked and come back to bite you later. Welcome to Tuesday Training! Tuesday Training is a new feature here on the QuickBooks for Contractors blog.  While everyday focuses on training of one sort or another, Tuesday’s are dedicated to more in-depth training. We’ll teach you the things you need to know about using QuickBooks, that you won’t find in the QuickBooks Help file, in order to successfully run your construction business and obtain accurate job costing reports; from eBooks, live webinars, and recorded training sessions. You’ll find high-quality (budget friendly) training…
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Employee Education & Training – Are You Making the Investment?

"Maad" Rants & Other Stuff, Be A Better Bookkeeper
Employee education and training is an investment that every business owner should make.  As a business owner, your company policies should include employee education and training requirements. Whether you are a business owner or an employee, education and training is part of your daily life - like it or not.   We need it in order to deal with new complexities that we face at work, for career advancement, and to obtain certification. Being a business owner myself, I find myself learning new things on a daily basis in order to make my job easier and more efficient.  For example, right now as I prepare this blog post,  I'm working with a new piece of software called Dragon Naturally Speaking.  Dragon allows me to dictate my blog post instead of physically…
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QuickBooks Tips-Year End Tasks for Filing Taxes; 1099’s

Vendors & Accounts Payable
The end of the year always adds even more tasks to your already busy schedule, and sometimes it is simply overwhelming and I’ve often been asked – “What do I need to do?” Intuit has built a very good “QuickBooks Year-End Guide/Checklist” and it’s included right in your QuickBooks program by going to the Help Menu and choosing Year-End Guide.  Over the next few days, we’ll cover each topic listed in the Year-End Guide, and offer some additional tips on each of the three sections: Tasks to prepare for filing taxes, Tasks to do if you use subcontractors, Tasks to do if you have employees and some Tips for the upcoming year. Tasks to do if you use subcontractors Ensure that 1099 info is correct – the IRS requires that…
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