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 1099 Wizard to create 1099s

If you're reading this, it's probably tax time and you've got some Form 1099-MISCs to prepare for subcontractors you've paid this year. Important: You can only run the 1099 wizard in January and February, when it's time to prepare your 1099s and … [Read more...]

10 tips for a cash flow crisis

Sometimes, even when you’ve done everything possible to be a good cash manager, you run into a problem.  There are steps you can take to skillfully weather your cash crisis. Determine the cause of the problem – If it’s just a timing issue, you … [Read more...]

Updates for Payroll for Mac announced

Editor's note: I got this from our friends over at Payroll. If you're a QuickBooks for Mac Payroll subscriber, you'll be seeing some changes. - Shelly We’ve been doing some remodeling and are launching a new look. Next time you sign in, you’ll … [Read more...]

Tracking work performed by subcontractors

Sometimes we all need a hand on a project. If you hire subcontractors for a customer job, you can track the income and expenses for work performed by subcontractors in QuickBooks. First you set up service items for the work your subcontractors … [Read more...]

Entering a credit from a vendor

Sometimes a bill isn't the whole story on keeping things balanced with your vendor. The vendor may owe you! You may have had to return the items you ordered from the vendor, or the vendor may have had to make an adjustment to a bill sent to you. In … [Read more...]

Tracking orders for the items you need

No matter what business you're in, you need stuff. Even if you're a service provider and not a retailer, you still need supplies and other things to keep your business going. So you're going to need to track down what you've ordered, any bills you've … [Read more...]

Grappling with sales tax? QuickBooks can help

If you sell stuff, sales tax is part of your life. Ugh. Oh, I mean, lucky you! OK, I tried to be upbeat, but there's really no way around the fact that sales tax takes a bite out of your donut. But QuickBooks can make it easier for you, even if … [Read more...]

Payroll: I want to do it myself

For some of you out there, you might be bummed that QuickBooks for Mac (2012 and earlier) doesn't offer a manual method to process payroll. But there's still a way you can track payroll expenses and liabilities and generate paychecks for your … [Read more...]

Tips for avoiding some newbie mistakes

Editor's note: Our friends over at QuickBooks for Windows wrote this piece for Windows users. Seeing a great idea, we ripped it off and Mac-ified it for you. Here's a shout out to the awesome Jonathan Brubaker who created the original article for … [Read more...]

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