Paying others

If you own a business, at some point, you’ll most likely need to buy things for the business. If you sell things, you need inventory. Even if you’re a service-based business, you probably still need office supplies and other things to provide the service. You may have employees you need to pay or contractors. Everyone has to pay taxes.

More articles and videos are on their way on this topic, so stay tuned and check back again soon.


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Video: Entering your bills

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In this video, watch how Hannah enters her bill so she knows exactly what she needs to pay other people. Video script Small business owner Hannah recently hired Wally the Web designer to give her magic shop’s web site a major overhaul. She … [Read more...]

Video: Paying your bills

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Watch how Hannah uses QuickBooks for Mac to track and pay her bill payments. 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 up the QuickBooks page. Her first … [Read more...]

Preparing for Year-End

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...]

Buying and setting up the QuickBooks 1099 Assistant for QuickBooks 2010 and 2011

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Other articles: Using the updated 1099 Wizard | Managing the 2011 tax year 1099 changes manually in QuickBooks (Update 1/31/2012: If you haven't already downloaded this app, it's no longer available as of 1/31/2012. But don't panic! You can still … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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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