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Getting Started With: QuickBooks Online Payroll

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on May 18, 2018

Payroll introduces another layer of complexity within small business accounting. Beyond ensuring your employees are paid on time, you’re also responsible for managing employee benefits and payroll taxes.  

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Topics: QuickBooks Settings, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, Taxes, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Training or How To

Important Update: Issue With Oregon Statewide Transit Tax

Posted by Joy Huffman on Apr 26, 2018

An issue with the new Statewide Transit Tax was brought to my attention today which may effect payroll processing in QuickBooks.

The new Transit Tax does not go into effect until July 1, but Intuit/QuickBooks has already put it into the payroll items list so it is affecting payroll.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

QuickBooks 2015 is Being Discontinued - What You Need to Know

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Apr 11, 2018

If you’re using QuickBooks Desktop 2015, access to important add-on services will stop working as of May 31st, 2018. You can prevent your essential add-on services from becoming obsolete by upgrading to  QuickBooks Desktop 2018.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Sunset Versions

Who Needs to Pay Quarterly Taxes?

Posted by QuickBooks on Sep 29, 2017

Do I need to pay quarterly taxes? If your employer withholds money each week from your paycheck, then you likely don’t have to think about making quarterly tax payments. However, for those of us who are self-employed or receive income in the form of interests, dividends, rent, alimony, gains from the sale of assets, prizes or awards, it may be necessary to make quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Sales Tax, Taxes, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

Working with Checks in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 6, 2017

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.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Vendor Management

How to Keep Your QuickBooks Data Safe

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 5, 2017

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 your customers’ credit card numbers and employees’ Social Security numbers saved inside. An intruder who captured all that data could create tremendous problems for you and a lot of other people.

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, Cloud Hosting, Vendor Management, QuickBooks Company File, Cyber Security Awareness, Small Business Ideas

How will Memorial Day affect my direct deposit? | Monday, May 29, 2017

Posted by Thomas Cooper on May 18, 2017

Please be advised that Monday May 29th is Memorial Day. This may affect Payrolls that you are responsible for.  How will Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) affect my direct deposit?

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Intuit Premier Reseller, Small Business Accounting, Taxes, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

What is the Intuit Reseller Program?

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on May 17, 2017


Resellers can help you increase the value of your Intuit investment by improving performance, increasing efficiencies, and simplifying operations.

The Intuit Premier Reseller program includes only the top business professionals who are qualified in meeting their customer’s diverse needs by selling a variety of Intuit products and services to deliver complete business solutions. As part of this premier tier, ebs Associates offers a direct relationship with Intuit’s sales, procurement, and product support teams, creating an inflow of resources and support for you and your business.

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Intuit Premier Reseller, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, Taxes, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Training or How To

QuickBooks 2014 Discontinuation | May 31, 2017

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on May 4, 2017

It’s that time of year again when Intuit retires the oldest version of QuickBooks. This year brings the retirement of QuickBooks version 14. This is applicable to all versions of 14 (Pro, Premier, and Enterprise). After May 31, 2017 these products will be retired.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Reconciliation, QuickBooks Sunset Versions

Top 3 Benefits of Intuit Field Service Management Loved by the Mobile Service Industry

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Feb 17, 2017

Are you a mobile service industry business owner or operator?  Chances are good you spend most of your day on the phone with your technicians coordinating schedules at different job sites or tracking down billable hours and job completion statuses.  Do you know where your employees are right now?  The following three features of Intuit Field Service Management will change how you run your business.  Easily allows you to be more effective and efficient as an owner or manager.  Intuit Field Service Management, which conveniently integrates directly with QuickBooks, allows you to efficiently manage jobs, employees, find billing errors and complete payroll.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Invoices, Payroll Setup, Fishbowl Inventory Management

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