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QuickBooks How-To

QuickBooks Connect How-To Series Recordings

View the recordings of our most recent QuickBooks Connect How-To Series below. Customizing Desktop Preferences in QuickBooks June 8, 2021 ...
/ / QuickBooks, Training
Vendors 1099 Reporting

Setting Up Vendors for 1099 Reporting in QuickBooks Desktop

New for 2020: The IRS has separated nonemployee compensation onto a new form called the 1099-NEC. If you need to ...
Loan Expenses

Year-End Reconciling: W-2, W-3 and 941 Returns

With all the payroll changes in 2020, do not forget to reconcile Form W-3 to your quarterly Forms 941. To ...
/ / Articles, Payroll, QuickBooks
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What Is the Health of Your QuickBooks File?

There are several symptoms that can cause QuickBooks performance or corruption issues such as: File Size: When your file size ...
/ / Articles, QuickBooks
Quickbooks Accounting

QuickBooks Update: December 2020

View and sign up for our latest QuickBooks Update newsletter. Headlines in this edition include the following: A New Form ...
Mutual Funds

Don’t Forget About the Search Feature in QuickBooks

The search feature is one of my favorite time savers. Below are easy steps for you to access this feature ...
/ / Articles, QuickBooks
USB drive

How to Ditch the USB Drive

Do you mail or hand deliver a USB drive to provide a QuickBooks backup to your ProAdvisor or accountant? Did ...
/ / Articles, QuickBooks
Cost Segregation

Recording Funds Received from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Note: It is important to keep these funds separate for income tax reporting. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Loans up ...
/ / Articles, QuickBooks
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Verifying Data in QuickBooks

Verify Data is a QuickBooks utility that can determine whether or not your data file has become corrupted. Verifying data ...
/ / Articles, QuickBooks
QuickBooks Update

QuickBooks Update: September 2020

View and sign up for our latest QuickBooks Update newsletter. Headlines in this edition include the following: Verifying Data in ...
/ / Newsletters, QuickBooks