Client Update Newsletter: Winter 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact business owners and financial professionals like you. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Health care reform law gets underway for individuals
  • Year-End Tax Moves
  • 1099s: A little form with a painful bite
  • Business or hobby? Nine factors help the IRS decide
  • Financial tips for the 20-something generation
  • How to handle the financial issues after the death of a spouse

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Receiving Payments from Customers in QuickBooks

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Depending on the situation, there’s more than one way to record a payment in QuickBooks.

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There are undoubtedly some QuickBooks tasks that are more enjoyable than others. It’s no fun paying bills, for example, and making collection calls on unpaid invoices can be downright unpleasant.

But you probably don’t mind recording payments after all of your hard work creating products or providing services, sending invoices or statements, and generating reports to make sure you’re on top of it all.

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QuickBooks 2014 Simplifies, Accelerates Common Tasks

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New version of desktop QuickBooks accomplishes goal of speeding up, refining your workflow.

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If Intuit named its desktop versions of QuickBooks by the version number rather than the year, we’d be in version 20-something by now. QuickBooks, still the preferred software for small businesses, keeps getting smarter in its annual upgrades. Rather than pile on tons of new features in its upgrades, Intuit – for many years – has concentrated on making it easier for you to access the tools and data that are already there.

QuickBooks 2014 is no exception. Its combination of small-but-effective changes makes it easier to get in and do what needs to be done quickly, and then get out and move on to activities that will help build your business.

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Do You Need a More Robust Version of QuickBooks?

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Maybe you just need to study your current version thoroughly, but it might be time to move up.

If QuickBooks were just one product, its appeal would be more limited than it is. Because there’s an entire family of Windows desktop software applications (as well as five online versions and a Mac edition), the QuickBooks family has found a home in millions of small businesses, and it remains the market leader.

Though QuickBooks versions themselves are not scalable (able to expand as your business grows), you can move up to a more sophisticated edition when you outgrow your current version.

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Client Update Newsletter: Fall 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact small business owners. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Manage your MAGI to preserve tax breaks
  • Embezzlement: You need to know how it works to prevent it
  • Index funds could be the right investment choice for you
  • Do you have obsolete inventory?
  • Don’t get tripped up by a wash sale
  • Look into energy credits
  • 2014 HSA contribution limits released
  • What are the odds for audit selection?

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QuickBooks' Custom Fields: An Overview

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Part of QuickBooks’ popularity comes from its flexibility. Here’s a look at how custom fields contribute to that element.

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The beauty of QuickBooks is that it can be used for so many different kinds of businesses. Its smart design lets realtors and retail shops, plumbers and plastic surgeons use it to track income and expenses, pay bills and invoice customers, and to run those all-important reports.

But Intuit knows that QuickBooks can’t – and shouldn’t – tailor itself to individual business types (except in the industry-specific versions). So its structure and tools are somewhat generic and as universal as possible.

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Client Update Newsletter: Summer 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact small business owners. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Give your children a good financial education
  • Recordkeeping: How to get all that paper under control
  • Six mistakes to avoid in selling your business
  • Tax Talk: Check your withholding and Don’t fall for bogus IRS e-mails
  • Can happy employees equal healthy profits?
  • Foreign assets may require two filings

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Receiving Inventory With or Without Bills in QuickBooks

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When your goods come rolling in, be sure to document them correctly.

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You’re probably happy to see couriers delivering inventory items you’ve ordered since it means you can ship to customers, but recording the new stock means yet another repetitive task.

QuickBooks’ tools can help with this, but you need to be sure you’re using the right forms. There are two different procedures you may use, depending on whether or not you’ve received a bill.

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The QBC: How to Create a Progress Invoice from an Estimate

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Not using progress invoices? Maybe you should be.

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The U.S. economy may be picking up, but your customers are probably still being very careful with expenditures. If your company’s finances will allow it, you can help them out on sizable jobs by using progress invoicing, also known as partial billing or progress billing.

You could, of course, simply create invoices for smaller chunks of the job as they come. A smarter way is to build estimates for the entire job or sequential phases so your customer can see the big picture. You can still use progress invoicing to start collecting funds one segment at a time.

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