Working with QuickBooks’ Vendor Records

Working with QuickBooks’ Vendor Records It’s important to maintain good relationships with your vendors and suppliers. QuickBooks helps you track your interaction with them. QuickBooks never forgets. That’s one of the reasons you use it. You create a record or transaction, enter a note about a customer, or write a check, for example, and the […]

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Creating Customer Statements in QuickBooks

Creating Customer Statements in QuickBooks Invoices not being paid promptly? Customers questioning their payment history? Create statements. Let’s say you have a regular customer who used to pay on time, but he’s been hit-and-miss lately. How do you get him caught up? Or, one of your customers thinks she’s paid you more than she owes. […]

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Working with Checks in QuickBooks

Online banking may get all the headlines, but a lot of small businesses still prefer paper checks. QuickBooks can accommodate them. “I don’t write checks anymore,” you hear a lot of people say these days. Debit cards, smartphone payment apps, and online banking have replaced the old paper checkbook for a lot of consumers. That’s […]

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How to Keep Your QuickBooks Data Safe

You work hard to make sure your QuickBooks data is accurate. Make sure it’s safe, too. Your QuickBooks company file contains some of the most sensitive information on your computer. You may have customers’ credit card numbers and employees’ Social Security numbers. An intruder who captured all that data could create tremendous problems for you […]

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Receiving Customer Payments: Your Options

It’s one of your more pleasant tasks as a QuickBooks user: receiving payments from customers. Here’s how it works. QuickBooks was designed to make your daily accounting tasks easier, faster, and more accurate. If you’ve been using the software for a while, you’ve probably found that to be true. Some chores, of course, aren’t so […]

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Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks

Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks Before you start entering data, make sure QuickBooks is set up appropriately for your company. QuickBooks was designed to serve the needs of millions of small businesses. To do that, it had to include the tools and processes suitable for a wide variety of companies. But Intuit recognized that every organization […]

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Anatomy of a QuickBooks Inventory Item

Anatomy of a QuickBooks Inventory Item If you have an item-heavy business, you need tools to track your inventory. QuickBooks provides them. When you started your business, maybe you were able to keep track of your inventory by peering in the closet or your garage. As you grew, that simply took too long. But you […]

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Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks 2017 is just around the corner. Now’s the time to do your end-of-year QuickBooks tasks. Since early January of this year, you’ve been faithfully creating new records, entering transactions, and recording payments. You’ve run basic reports. You’ve done your collection duties. You may have paid employees and submitted payroll taxes. […]

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What Are Payroll Items in QuickBooks?

What Are Payroll Items in QuickBooks? If you plan to process your own payroll using QuickBooks, you need to understand how payroll items work. Considering processing your own payroll in QuickBooks? Whether you’re moving from a payroll service or getting ready to pay your first employee, you’re taking on a complex set of tasks that […]

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Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks

Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks Will multiple employees be working with your QuickBooks company file? You’ll need to define their permission levels. If you ever did your bookkeeping manually, you probably didn’t allow every employee to see every sales form and account register and payroll stub. Most likely, you established a system that allowed […]

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