eBook: Hiring a Bookkeeper for your construction biz-Test their skills

Hiring a bookkeeper for your construction business is a big step - make sure that you are hiring the right person by testing their skills with our Construction Bookkeeper Test. As a busy owner of a construction company, your time is best spent in the field and staying on top of what's going on with your various projects rather than spending hours in the office performing bookkeeping tasks. There comes a time when it just makes sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle the day-to-day data entry tasks, but you also need to make sure that they are familiar with QuickBooks® and the construction industry and the only way to do this is by testing their skills.  Hiring some one who seems to have a strong bookkeeping background from their…
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WEBINAR: Certified Payroll Reports – Learn how to fill them out

Live Webinars
  How to fill out a certified payroll report, is a question that I've been asked by QuickBooks users for years - so often in fact that I decided to give a live monthly webinar on this very subject. How to Fulfill Your Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements - 2 hour live webinar, $89.00 per person The current economic situation has dealt a serious blow to both homebuilders and commercial contractors and many are finding themselves making the move to Public Works construction and Prevailing Wage projects. Making the move from residential/commercial construction projects to government-funded construction projects, which have certified payroll reporting requirements, can be overwhelming for most contractors, their office staff, and the accounting professionals who support them.  This often misunderstood requirement can lead to major problems; including denial…
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VIDEO:  QuickBooks Setting up/Creating a Scheduled Payroll Liability

VIDEO: QuickBooks Setting up/Creating a Scheduled Payroll Liability

QuickBooks Training
Setting up/Creating a scheduled Payroll Liability will help you keep track of when your payroll liabilities are due to be paid. However, it is often the step that we skip. Payroll taxes, child support deductions, union dues deductions, health insurance - both employee deductions and company contributions are just a few of the items that are run through the QuickBooks payroll feature.  The money for these items must be sent to a 3rd party on behalf of the company or the employee and they all have a different date that they must be paid by. The QuickBooks Payroll Center provides you with a "Pay Scheduled Liabilities" section to help you keep track of these important due date - but what if it's not showing anything there?  It could be that…
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What’s New in QuickBooks 2011 – A Comprehensive Overview

QuickBooks Resources & Reviews
A 142-page comprehensive overview of the new features and functions included in QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2011 and Enterprise Solutions 11.0 for QuickBooks Users and the Accounting Professionals who support them. Our FREE "What's New in QuickBooks 2011" answers such questions as: Which QuickBooks version is right for me? Is QuickBooks 2011 compatible with Microsoft Office 2010? Will QuickBooks 2011 run on Windows 7? Should I upgrade? Do you have any suggestions for a successful upgrade from an older version of QuickBooks? What is new in QuickBooks 2011? [purchase_link id="915" text="Add this item to your shopping cart" style="button" color="blue"]
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From Intuit – QuickBooks 2011 – See What’s New

New Technology
  This 2-page.pdf provides an overview of new features available in QuickBooks Pro & Premier 2011, Enterprise 11.0 and QuickBooks Online versions. (For additional information on the new features - viist and then subscribe to our blog at https://blog.sunburstsoftwaresolutions.com/) We'll be relasing our own "What's New In QuickBooks 2011" overview shortly. [purchase_link id="887" text="Add this item to your shopping cart" style="button" color="blue"]
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Tracking Sales Tax – On The Entire Invoice & On A Fixed Amount of the Invoice

QuickBooks Tips, Techniques & Work Arounds
  Some state tax agencies require that in addition to needing to charge a fixed percentage (6%) of Sales Tax to each customer, that you also are required to charge a 1 1/2% Discretionary Tax on the first $5000.00 of each job. For the most part, QuickBooks does a good job of tracking taxable and non-taxable sales -- even taxable and non-taxable items on the same invoice.  However, when it comes to tracking sales tax with a fixed rate on a fixed dollar amount of an entire sale ---- in addition to sales tax on the entire sale --- well it fails miserably and causes a lot of frustration for QuickBooks Users who encounter a situation of this nature. Learn how to accomplish this using QuickBooks. Request your copy of…
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