4/9/2014 QuickBooks for Contractors hangout – Time & Materials Billings

Google+ Hangouts, QuickBooks Training
This hangout is an addition to our popular QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar, which was held on March 26, 2014, and discusses using Estimates and Progress Invoices when you have Time & Materials or Cost Plus jobs. When you have Time & Materials or Cost Plus jobs and want to use the QuickBooks Estimate function, there is an additional step that you'll need to do in order for your numbers to line up correctly in the Estimates vs. Actuals Report - tips and techniques are discussed in this hangout. Unfortunately, I've found that the screen sharing feature in the Google+ hangout doesn't capture all of the pop up windows in QuickBooks, so I've put together an article that includes screen shots of the windows that weren't captured during the…
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VIDEO: QuickBooks® for Contractors hangout 7/17/2013

Pre-recorded Videos
This is the recording of the QuickBooks® for Contractors hangout held on Wednesday July 17, 2013.  Our hangouts are usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and can be accessed on the Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. Google+ page.  Everyone is free to watch the hangout live on our Google+ page, our YouTube Channel or be invited into the live hangout – which hold a maximum of 10 people; so it’s first come – first served. During this hangout we discussed: Prevailing Wage Determination and how to read them how to calculate fringe benefit amounts a tool to use to create a pdf QuickBooks 2013 R8 maintenance release corrupt QuickBooks files basic QuickBooks file maintenance and more Watch the recording of our live hangout for all this and more.…
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IRS Resources for Contractors

IRS Resources - Construction
  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. The Construction Tax Center - https://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Construction-Tax-Center Tax Tips - Construction - This section provides important information on topics such as accounting methods, excise taxes, and energy credits. Avoiding Problems - This section contains important information on recordkeeping and warns you of fraudulent schemes. Tax Information for All Small Businesses -This section provides general small business information useful in all industries and professions. It…
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VIDEO: QuickBooks® for Contractors hangout 11/14/2012

Videos
This is the recording of the QuickBooks® for Contractors hangout held on Wednesday November 14, 2012.  Our hangouts are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and can be accessed on the Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. Google+ page.  Everyone is free to watch the hangout live on our Google+ page, our YouTube Channel or be invited into the live hangout - which hold a maximum of 10 people; so it's first come - first served. During this hangout we discussed: Year end payroll planning What you should be doing NOW to prepare for the first payroll in 2013 Important due dates Getting yourself organized and not waiting until the last minute to prepare your final quarterlies Getting ready to issue W-2's 1099's and 1099-K's Tips & suggestions for developing…
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VIDEO: QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout 9/12/2012

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This is the recording of the QuickBooks for Contractors hangout held on Wednesday September 12, 2012.  Our hangouts are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month on the Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. Google+ page and everyone is free to watch the hangout live or be invited into the live hangout. Our live panel of long-time QuickBooks users/ProAdvisors had a combined total of more than 68 years of experience in using and/or supporting Intuit QuickBooks Financial software - and with the release of QuickBooks 2013 on Monday the new version was a prime topic of conversation and a live preview of QuickBooks 2013 was presented.  During this hangout we discussed: Difficulties in navigating and finding tax and labor law information on various State government websites Difficulties in complying with digital…
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VIDEO: QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout 8/11/2012

Videos
This is the recording of the QuickBooks for Contractors hangout held on 8/11/2012. During this hangout we discussed the following: Using OneNote vs Evernote Using Dragon Naturally Speaking CSI Cost Codes vs. NAHB Cost Codes QuickBooks for Windows & QuickBooks for Mac functionality Problems with leasing a computer The next hangout is scheduled for Wednesday September 12, 2012, 5-6 p.m. EST - will you be joining us?
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VIDEO: QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout 7/11/2012

Videos
  This is the recording of the QuickBooks for Contractors hangout held on 7/11/2012. (Technorati claim token WFSDMZ4GQXJH.) After a rather shaky start (a blue screen of death on my new laptop) we had a lively discussion about: Tablet use and functionality Employee issues GPS Tracking app for your iPhone that tracks where the vehicle has been, how long it was there, number of miles driven, etc. , download the information to your computer and integrate it with Google earth for map display.  The GPS product is by Land Air Sea, find out more at https://www.landairsea.com/  10 common mistakes that contractors make when using QuickBooks Contractors Board in California has updated all the required construction forms (Lien Waivers, etc.) as of July 1, 2012 If you missed our live hangout,…
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Useful Reports to Create & Memorize in QuickBooks

QuickBooks Tips, Techniques & Work Arounds
  Contractors need a wide variety of reports to run their business, some that even the Premier Contractor or Enterprise Contractor versions of QuickBooks do not provide. These are some useful reports that have been created over the years for various contractors that I have provided bookkeeping services for. Request your copy of this article today, by clicking the button below. Note:  While this is a free article, we do request that you enter your email address so that we can notify you if this article is updated. [purchase_link id="1228" style="button" color="blue" text="Request your copy of Useful Reports to Create & Memorize in QuickBooks now!"]
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