How to Fulfill Your Certified Payroll Requirements – Webinar Recording

How to Fulfill Your Certified Payroll Requirements – Webinar Recording

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    Certified Payroll Reporting requirements can be overwhelming for most contractors, their office staff, and even the accounting professionals who support them. This often misunderstood requirement can lead to major problems; including denial of payment and even fines, penalties, jail time, contract termination, and disbarment in extreme cases. Don’t get caught in a payroll certification trap - learn the ins-and-outs of completing a certified payroll report! When it comes to certified payroll and prevailing wage there are a lot of grey areas. Reporting requirements vary by state; many states have multiple agencies with different paper formats and/or require that certified payroll data be submitted via an on-line labor compliance program.  To say the least, certified payroll reporting is complex as well as labor intensive. Variations of the How to…
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QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar

QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar

Live Webinars, QuickBooks Training
  March 26, 2014 1-2:30 p.m. EST Job Costing in QuickBooks can be one of the most agonizing tasks that a commercial or government construction contractor and their bookkeepers face on a daily basis. In fact, I talk to folks every day that tell me “I can’t get any job costing reports or information out of QuickBooks!”, and they usually aren’t very happy about the situation. Sometimes that statement literally means that they see no job costing information in QuickBooks – OR –the job costing reports they do see don’t look like the reports that they were used to from their old accounting system, which was industry specific. While I can’t make the reports look the same in QuickBooks, I can show you how to properly set up and use…
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VIDEO: WIP Calculations can be EASY!

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WIP Calculations can be EASY!  That's right, I said EASY!  Especially with our newest tool the WIP Calculator. Whether you fully utilize QuickBooks and have ACCURATE Estimate vs. Actual Reports for your jobs - OR - if you know 6 key numbers about each of your jobs; our WIP Calculator does the rest.  No more agonizing hours spent number crunching with this tool. The WIP Calculator goes live on Monday January 13, 2014 (right here on this site), but for now watch this short video to see just how easy WIP Calculations can be. Whether you are a business owner, bookkeeper, or accounting professional, this tool will help you be be far more productive when it comes to preparing WIP Schedules.
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Payroll Deduction Authorization form- Word format

Payroll Deduction Authorization form- Word format

Business Productivity Tips & Training, Free Stuff, QuickBooks Tips, Techniques & Work Arounds
Payroll management isn't an easy task and certainly involves more than just getting paychecks distributed in a timely manner.   One area that businesses seem to have a hard time with is putting a plan in place to ensure payroll deduction authorization forms are properly collected and errors are prevented.  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…
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HANGOUT: QuickBooks & the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care)

Live Webinars, QuickBooks Training
The Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care) seems to be the main topic of conversation these days. We held a very special QuickBooks for Contractors hangout Wednesday October 9th on Google+ dedicated to complying with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and how QuickBooks can be set up to track the employer contribution so that it will accurately display in Box 12 of your employee's W-2 with the appropriate code of DD. You can watch a recording of the hangout from our YouTube channel Download the slides that are shown in the video.
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VIDEO: QuickBooks 2014 – Payroll Center Improvements

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QuickBooks 2014 is coming - you'll be able to order it beginning the end of September directly from Intuit - OR - through Authorized Intuit Affiliates.  It will be available at local retailers beginning in mid-October. In QuickBooks 2014, the Payroll Center gets a massive overhaul (one that I feel has been long overdue).  Here is a sneak peak of what the new payroll center looks like. NOTE:  This video was produced with "pre-release" version of QuickBooks 2014 Premier Accountant version - screens may be different in the final release version. Join us on Google+ on Wednesday September 11th from 5-6, for a special QuickBooks for Contractors hangout, for more information about QuickBooks 2014.
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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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WOW the response to Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business has been overwhelming!

WOW the response to Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business has been overwhelming!

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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! As I was moving all this "stuff" I found several eBooks and articles that were REALLY in need of updating, and I'm working on doing just that!  These are just some of the items you can expect to see arriving over the next…
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VIDEO: QuickBooks® for Contractors hangout 11/14/2012

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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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FAQ – Upgrading QuickBooks eBook

FAQ – Upgrading QuickBooks eBook

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Upgrading QuickBooks. This time of year there's always a lot of hype and pressure to upgrade to the newest version of QuickBooks.  Inuit put "upgrade" ads in your current version of the software, they send you emails with "special offers", perhaps your QuickBooks professional advisor or your CPA is making the recommendation that you upgrade. Sometimes this is just hype and a way for these folks to make some extra money - because they earn a commission on your purchase.  Other times their urging is legitimate, perhaps the version of QuickBooks that you are using is scheduled to "sunset or retire" by May of 2013 and you'll use many of the services that you rely on - like payroll and on-line banking for example. This 19-page…
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