Getting Paid and Paying Bills Online

Getting paid, and paying bills, online Using Merchant Service and QuickBooks Payments, you can make and receive online payments that are quick, easy, and secure: Use Merchant Service to process credit and debit card transactionsUse QuickBooks … [Read more...]

Video: Entering your bills

In this video, watch how Hannah enters her bill so she knows exactly what she needs to pay other people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK7DuW-FyVI Video script Small business owner Hannah recently hired Wally the Web designer to give her magic … [Read more...]

Video: Paying your bills

Watch how Hannah uses QuickBooks for Mac to track and pay her bill payments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J5_f2ekjqY Video Script It’s that time—the first month’s rent on Hannah’s store is due, so she needs to enter and pay her rent. She opens … [Read more...]

Preparing for Year-End

Checklists make work faster and easier, and even a simple checklist can save you hours of time at year-end. A Year-End Checklist Saves time:  Your checklist helps you do each step in order, keep from back-tracking, duplicating work, or doing … [Read more...]

I did what?: Three common tax mistakes small businesses make

As a CPA, I've seen a wide variety of mistakes related to taxes, some of which were very costly to business owners. The IRS and state tax code and regulations are very complex. And they change every year, of course. This creates big challenges for … [Read more...]

Right Angle: Creating Perfect 1099s–An Expert’s Guide

You may be ready to do your own 1099s, or to do your clients' 1099s, but is the QuickBooks data you're working with ready for you? You've heard about the 1099 rule changes and you've figured them out, you've decided to file 1099s electronically or … [Read more...]

What’s in Your Check Number Field?

I bet you already know that QuickBooks for Mac records most of the bills you enter and pay as “checks,” regardless of whether we’re actually writing out checks, paying a contractor with PayPal, whipping out your debit card, or forking over a fistful … [Read more...]

So many choices, Part 2: Vendor transactions and more

This article is Part 2 of a two-parter on the transactions you can use in QuickBooks. Part 1 covers customers. This one covers vendors. With vendors, it's all about spending money. You need stuff to run your business, whether that's new inventory … [Read more...]

Managing the changes for 1099s in QuickBooks 2009 and earlier: Part 2

Managing the changes for 1099s in QuickBooks 2009 and earlier   Did you pay some of your 1099 vendors with a mix of checks, credit card, electronic funds transfer, debit card, PayPal, and direct deposits--that is, both reportable and … [Read more...]

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...]

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