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  • Depositing Payments in QuickBooks: The Basics

    Creating bank deposits manually can be a huge chore. QuickBooks simplifies this task. Satisfying though it may be to enter all of those customer payments manually on a paper deposit slip, it can also be tedious and time-consuming. The more successful in business you are, the more time and care it takes. Whether you accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards, QuickBooks has tools that help you [...]

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    Are Your Social Security Payments Taxable?

    Do you receive social security benefits? Maybe you have retired and receive payments after working hard all your life. Maybe you are disabled and receive payments as a result of your injury. Either way, the big question you probably have is whether or not your payments are taxable. How do you make that determination? Amount of Benefits Received At the end of the year, you should receive form [...]

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    A Tour through QuickBooks' Payroll Setup Tool

    You look forward to it when you’re young and working at your first part-time job. But as a grown-up who needs to start processing payroll for your employees, you probably anticipate it in a different way, perhaps even with a sense of dread. QuickBooks handles the real grunt work once you’ve done the initial setup, but those early hours you spend preparing to print your first paycheck can be [...]

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    What You Need to Know About Estimated Taxes

    It’s not just self-employed individuals who are required by the IRS to pay estimated taxes. There are numerous advantages to being self-employed. The top benefit that most full-time, must-report-to-the-office employees most envy the most is your ability to establish your own work schedule. You don’t have the commuting expenses, nor the hassle. No endless meetings with co-workers, and no [...]

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    Using Statements in QuickBooks: The Basics

    Most small businesses use invoices for billing customers. But there are times when you may want to send statements instead of – or in addition to – invoices. One of the more enjoyable parts of your job is probably sending invoices to your customers to bill for products and/or services is probably one of the more enjoyable parts of your job – second only to recording payments received. [...]

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    Creating Item Records in QuickBooks

    Accurate, thorough item records inform your customers and help you track inventory levels correctly. Whether you’re selling one-of-a-kind items or stocking dozens of the same kinds of products, you need to create records for each. When it comes time to create invoices or sales receipts, your careful work defining each type of item will: · Ensure that your customers receive correct descriptions[...]

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    Make Your Preferences Known in QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is ready to use when you install it. But you can change its settings to make it work the way your company needs it to. There are some features that all small businesses need in their accounting software. Everyone needs a Chart of Accounts and a good set of report templates. There must be tools to bill customers and to document income and expenses. Some companies need payroll management,[...]

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