March, 2011

The Problems with Your Upgrade in QuickBooks Older Versions

Are you one of those businesses that has been using an older version of QuickBooks ( say 2006-2009), because it works just fine, not having needed the payroll and had Microsoft XP as your operating system? Well you may be in for a rude awaking if you go out and purchase 2011 and think that the upgrade will be simple. Do you really want to, or have to, go out and purchase all the versions...

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Discountinued Support for QuickBooks 2008

  I just wanted to give everyone a heads up, that technical support and business services for QuickBooks 2008, and of course later versions, will no longer be available after May 21, 2011. This is not uncommon for software, as all companies such as Microsoft, Intuit, etc. must continue to cut expensive support as they progress to newer versions. You should still be able to receive receive...

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Setting up an Item and Paying non-employees for Time Worked

In a previous segment I covered an area to do with timesheets or time data for employees. There will be situations where you have to pay people for their time,  that are not on your payroll.  Fortunuately for you, QuickBooks can transfer the time data for a specified date range to a cheque for non-employees. How this is accomplished is by QuickBooks prefilling the Items tab of a cheque with...

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Recording Mileage & Invoicing of such in QuickBooks

I remember a company that had a fleet of trucks (7-8) that it used for business. The employees would pick these up from the office location and drop them off at the end of the work day. Now some of these people also took them home. This is where the problem lies with CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). Under ITA 6, the benefits associated with any non-business use of that vehicle must be included in the...

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Updating your Job Status in QuickBooks

In one of the previous segments, I showed you how to Create an Estimate and from the Estimate create an Invoice. What you also need to remember, is that everytime you change the status of your job, you need to update that also in the Customer: Job list. Previously, using the Sample Pro company file in QuickBooks, I created an estimate for Jason Cioran for 50 Mini Stanley Cups. I then added...

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