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How to track time in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 30, 2018

When you sell a product to a customer, you know it. It goes away, and your inventory count in QuickBooks is reduced by one. This tracking helps you know what is selling and what is not, and it signals when a reorder is due.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, TSheets, Small Business Accounting, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Software

Payroll Expenses for Employers

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 25, 2018

Federal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees' wages. Whether you're a small business owner who's just starting out or one who has been in business a while and is ready to hire an employee or two, here are five things you should know about withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes.

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Topics: Taxes, Taxes in Oregon, Small Business Ideas, Small Business Accounting

How to Plan a Data Migration in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 24, 2018

From time to time, you may find that you need to replace your QuickBooks company data file. There are a variety of reasons this might happen:

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Topics: QuickBooks Company File, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Import and Export, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Reporting

What are Account Security and MFA Best Practices?

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jul 23, 2018

One of the many challenges businesses need to stay ahead of is cyber security. Many service providers and their products have added stricter requirements during the account creation and product acquisition stages. However, there are still service providers not having adapted their requirements to growing trends in Internet Security.

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Topics: Cyber Security Awareness, Small Business Ideas, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Company File, QuickBooks Settings, New QuickBooks Features

How to Improve QuickBooks Performance

Posted by Lee Booth on Jul 19, 2018

If you are seeing slowness when using QuickBooks, there can be a variety of causes and solutions. Evaluating performance issues and what to do about them involves determining your best balance point between following one or more possible paths:

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Company File, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Upgrades

QuickBooks Custom Reporting Part 2: Putting it all together

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 18, 2018

Welcome to part two of our post on custom reports training. If you haven’t read part one first, I’d recommend checking it out for an overview or refresher on the screens we’ll be going over in this post. 

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Topics: Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Company File, Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Software, Small Business Accounting

Five Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 17, 2018

Under tax reform, taxpayers who itemize should be aware that deductions they may have previously counted on to reduce their taxable income have disappeared in 2018.

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Topics: Taxes in Oregon, Taxes, Small Business Ideas, Small Business Accounting

QuickBooks Custom Reporting Part 1: The Basics

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 9, 2018

If you’ve used QuickBooks for a while already, you may have found yourself customizing some of the built-in reports.

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Topics: QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Software, Small Business Accounting

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. |  New Sales Tax Rules for Online and Off-Line Sellers

Posted by Osita Egbukichi on Jul 2, 2018

Supreme Court rules that South Dakota can tax sales by out-of-state sellers. For many Oregonians, ‘Sales Tax’ is a dirty word that they’ve had the good fortune to be able to avoid. Small businesses, both local and out of state, factor this exception when they are looking at their projected revenue or viability and, for some, the survivability of their business. However, many may not be aware of the storm clouds that erupted outside the borders of our state; or, the rude awakening many small and personal businesses are in for in this new tomorrow of Sales Tax Nexus.

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Topics: Sales Tax, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, News & Resources, Taxes in Oregon, Avalara

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