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...]

Troubleshooting basics with QuickBooks for Mac

If you have a company file of any size, QuickBooks for Mac is handling a lot of data. If you don't see the data you expect or in the way you expect it, it can be a scary thing. But with a little troubleshooting, you can soon be back to the way things … [Read more...]

Video: Introduction to online banking

Ever wonder what online banking in QuickBooks for Mac can do for you? Using the QuickBooks features for online banking can make your life so much easier. By downloading your transactions directly from your financial institution into QuickBooks, … [Read more...]

Video: Paying Vendors

Ben Hess (small business owner and video producer) talks about how he pays his vendors by either writing a check or entering bills in QuickBooks for Mac. This is one of a series of videos produced by QuickBooks for Mac and Bay Area Pictures to help … [Read more...]

Progress invoicing in QuickBooks for Mac 2011 and earlier

Editor's note: This is the manual process for progress invoicing you can do for Quickbooks for Mac 2011 and earlier. If you have QuickBooks for Mac 2012, then you can use the new progress invoicing feature. Progress invoicing, or “progress … [Read more...]

List damage: Symptoms and cures

QuickBooks for Mac keeps all the individual records for your customer jobs, vendors, employees, other names, accounts, and items in lists—the master Name list, the chart of accounts, and the item list. Occasionally, a list may become damaged. If you … [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...]

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