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Using Custom Fields and Classes in QuickBooks Online

QBO’s tools are generic enough that myriad businesses can use it. But custom fields and classes help you shape it to meet your specific needs. Small business accounting is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Your company is unique in that sense; … Continue reading

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Contractor or Employee? The Rules for Classifying Workers

The difference matters – a lot. Be sure you’re using the correct classifications for your staff. Employees. Contractors. They both create and support products or provide services for your customers. They’re your company’s most valuable assets. But the IRS looks … Continue reading

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Use Recurring Transactions in QuickBooks Online

Save time and ensure that repeating transactions are processed as scheduled. You know how much time QuickBooks Online already saves you. Customer, vendor, and item records need never be entered again once they’re created for the first time. Pre-built forms … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a QuickBooks Inventory Item

If you have an item-heavy business, you need tools to track your inventory. QuickBooks provides them. When you started your business, maybe you were able to keep track of your inventory by peering in the closet or your garage. As … Continue reading

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Manage business insurance costs

Liability, property, vehicles, directors, officers, employees – you can buy an insurance policy for many of the risks your business faces. While going without insurance is generally a penny-wise, pound-foolish decision, considering ways you can reduce the cost of your … Continue reading

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Do you need to think about the alternative minimum tax?

You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Tax Prep: What You Should Do

April 17 is still months away, but now’s the time to start preparing. You’re undoubtedly very busy right now. It’s the middle of the holiday season and moving quickly toward the end of the year, so you probably have reports … Continue reading

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