Managing the 2011 tax year 1099 changes manually in QuickBooks

For tax year 2011 the IRS has changed the 1099-MISC reporting requirements. We've got a manual process that will help you sort out what you need to report, what you don't need to report, and how to make sure that the right amounts get onto the … [Read more...]

Using the Updated 1099 Wizard

Purchasing the QuickBooks Assistance App for 2010-2011, Managing the 2011 tax year 1099 changes manually For tax year 2011 the IRS has changed the 1099-MISC reporting requirements.  If you have 1099 vendors, the IRS has made some changes that may … [Read more...]

Tax Time: Working with Forms 1099 and 1096

When tax time looms large, it’s easy to freak out—suddenly you remember that on top of all the other tasks you must complete, you need to print and send out 1099-MISC forms for all your contract service vendors. Form 1099s need to go in to the IRS, … [Read more...]

Getting Going with QuickBooks for Mac: One Real User’s Journey

A freelance writer, I’m a new user to QuickBooks for Mac. Until now, I’ve been managing my business with an ultra-professional jumble of Excel spreadsheets and notes scrawled on a motley heap of notebooks. Oddly enough, this system hasn’t produced … [Read more...]

QuickBooks Defined: Items

When the QuickBooks term “items” comes up, many users immediately think “inventory”—that is, things that retail businesses sell. Service business owners may wonder why they need to fool around with items, since they sell services rather than physical … [Read more...]

Keeping up with the details: custom fields for items

In a small business, details make all the difference. In QuickBooks for Mac, custom fields let you add details to items you buy and sell, and then use those details to create customized purchase orders, estimates, invoices, and other forms. The … [Read more...]

Getting personal with custom fields

by Liz Hamill Scott As a small business owner, you already know that a personal touch can mean the difference between a great profit year and a mediocre break-even season. With custom fields, QuickBooks can help you track those personal details … [Read more...]

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