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Nancy Smyth

Nancy Smyth, President of Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. has used and supported Intuit products and end users since 1986. I've worked with clients in a lot of different industries, however, I prefer to work with commercial and/or government construction contractors who utilize QuickBooks Financial Software for their accounting needs. Let's face it, doing bookkeeping can be pretty boring - but doing books for a construction contractor has always been my passion - there's always something "quirky" that they need or want. That's the challenge - and I love a challenge! I've been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999; and as President of Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc., I am a key player in the development of several QuickBooks Add-Ons for the construction industry. I also the author of the QuickBooks for Contractors blog, in addition to the Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business website. Join me the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. EST on Google+ for a live QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout, where an experienced panel of QuickBooks folks are available to answer your questions.

Payroll Deduction Authorization form- Word format

Payroll deduction authorization forms are a must if you are taking money out of an employees paycheck for anything other than required payroll taxes.  Yes, I know - more paperwork!  You can implement a simple system in which the authorization forms can be numbered as they come in and a log may be maintained to help keep track of the forms.  QuickBooks can help you to automate this process and even help you store this information electronically by attaching the authorization form to the employee record.
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WOW the response to Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business has been overwhelming!

In the middle of December 2012, I made an announcement here that I would be moving many of our QuickBooks for contractors related eBooks and article here from our main website (I spent my break between Christmas and New Year's doing just that - I couldn't believe how many things I had buried on our main website!)  Your response to this website has been overwhelming!  People have been downloading anywhere from 1-1o QuickBooks related training resources at a time! And I'm not through adding new/updated content yet!
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IRS Resources for Contractors

The IRS provides some very good resources for both contractors and the accounting professionals who support them, usually the problem is finding these items on the IRS website.  Below is a list of items that I reference and provide to the contractors and accounting professionals that I work with. These links will take you directly to the IRS website, with hopefully the most up to date information.
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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert


I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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