How to Protect Your Data in QuickBooks

Your QuickBooks company file is gold. Keep it safe from fraud and intrusions. After the unprecedented year we’ve just experienced, the last thing you need is to have your accounting data compromised or stolen. It would be impossible to reconstruct your QuickBooks file from scratch, and you can’t afford to have a hacker steal any of your funds. There are …

How Do You Create Price Levels in QuickBooks?

QuickBooks allows you to create Price Levels that you can assign to customers and jobs and to individual items. You already know that when you create a product or service record in QuickBooks, you must assign a sale price to it. But did you know that QuickBooks gives you a great deal of flexibility when to comes to pricing items …

CBG QuickBooks Year-End File Review

With the year quickly coming to a close, we hope you will find this QuickBooks Year-End Checklist especially helpful. We recommend you print a copy of your balance sheet and work down this list to verify each account. Review Bank Reconciliations Review the bank reconciliations for items over 3-6 months old and write them off if they have not cleared. …

Sales Receipts, Invoices, and Statements in QuickBooks

QuickBooks allows you to create multiple types of sales forms for different situations. Here’s a look at what they are and when to use them. When you buy something at a store, you want a piece of paper that shows what you purchased and what you paid. If you receive products or services before you pay for them, you certainly …

Start 2020 Right: Get into the Report Habit

It’s a good time to start new habits – or refresh old ones. Running reports regularly will help you make better business decisions. Whether or not you made New Year’s resolutions, you probably look at January as a fresh start in personal and professional matters. Unfortunately, we can’t help you join a gym or organize your closets or meet your …

Dealing with Deposits in QuickBooks

Where do the payments you receive in QuickBooks go? The software provides tools for managing deposits. Recording payments, whether they come in to comply with an invoice you sent or are issued as sales receipts, is one of the more satisfying tasks you do in QuickBooks. The sales cycle is almost complete, and you’re about to have more money in …

How to Clean Up QuickBooks for 2020

Take some time now to make sure QuickBooks is Cleaned up and ready for 2020. Yes, it’s here again: the end of the year. You probably have a lengthy to-do list full of tasks that must be done but there’s one task—or rather, a series of tasks—that you should definitely add to that list: Annual QuickBooks cleanup. Following the guidelines …

Setting Up Sales Tax in QuickBooks, Part 2

Now that you have your sales taxes set up, you’ll be able to use them in transactions and reports. Last month, we talked about the process of setting up sales taxes in QuickBooks. To recap a bit, you first have to go to Edit | Preferences | Sales Tax to make sure the software is set up correctly for this …

Setting Up Sales Taxes in QuickBooks, Part 1

If your business is required to collect and pay sales taxes, you can use QuickBooks’ tools to help you meet those obligations. Next to payroll, state sales taxes represent probably the most complex element of your accounting tasks. QuickBooks can help with the mechanics, but there’s a lot you need to learn before you can start charging and paying them. …

Using QuickBooks’ Bill Tracker

If your business pays a lot of bills, you need an efficient system for staying current with them. QuickBooks’ Bill Tracker provides that. Bill-paying may be your least favorite accounting activity. You definitely know how those checks and online payments affect your account balances, but it’s more than that. Staying up to date with your bills and paying them on …