What's New in QuickBooks 2012 for Pro, Premier & Enterprise users

Have been contimplating whether to upgrade or purchase QuickBooks 2012 or not?  Below are a few key changes that are worth the investment.

QuickBooks® 2012 Pro, Premier & Enterprise

NEW! Calendar View. Easily view invoices, billing and important tasks coming due or past due,

NEW! Lead Center. Track and follow up on new leads and easily import existing leads,

Intuit, A2Z Office Management and Mobile CFO make care packages to support the USO, so can you!

A2Z Office Management and Mobile CFO team up with Intuit at the Intuit Summit Conference in Orlando, Florida October 9, 2011 to make care packages for the USO Troops. 

IRS gives three tips for Employers Outsourcing Their Payroll

Three Tips for Employers Outsourcing Their Payroll

Special Edition Tax Tip 2011-05, September 2, 2011

Outsourcing payroll duties to third-party service providers can streamline business operations, but the IRS reminds employers that they are ultimately responsible for paying federal tax liabilities.

SBA's Top 10 Business Tips for Success!

SBA Delivering Success: Top 10 Business Tips

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering Success—video interviews with successful entrepreneurs who share the lessons they've learned about owning a small business.  To view click on the following link:  http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-delivering-success-top-10-business-tips

The series concludes with Top 10 Business Tips—10 quick tips to business success as follows:

1. Get a mentor

2. Test your idea

3. Hire quality

Hire Your First Employee, A Guide to How Much Can You Afford?

When thinking about hiring your first employee, do you know how much you can afford?  Get an entrepreneur's guide to finding, choosing and leading people by Rhonda Abrams.  Down load your free copy at http://www.intuit-hire.com/?cid=webHomePage then go to page 10 to find out just how much your can afford.  Help build our economy!

EDD Offers Payroll Tax Seminars

There are two types of seminars offered and are designed to assist employers comply with State payroll tax laws. In doing so assist you and your organization to avoid excessive penalties for late or incorrect filings. For additional information click on the following link: http://edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

EDD Offers an Alternative to Laying Employees Off

EDDs Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance program allows for the payment of benefits to employees whose wages and hours have been reduced. Thus, employers are spared the expense of recruiting, hiring and training new employees during slow periods or hardship. For additional information go to: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Work_Sharing_Claims.htm

QuickBooks Templates

Templates - When you purchase Quickbooks for the first time there is a template page advertisement Note: this is only available for 30 days after purchasing Quickbooks and you do need an internet connection. Make sure to take advantage of this and download all the templates you might need.

Sales Tax Setup

Do you Charge Sales Tax? In the beginning when you first set up your quickbooks it asked if you are charging sales tax? If you stated no and then decided yes. You would need to go back to your preference page located at: Edit, Preferences, Sales Tax, Company Preferences and click yes to turn on do you charge sales tax. Remember to save and exit quickbooks for it to show up on estimates or invoices.


If you want to show the commission that is owed in a single item. You will need to add and item to your Item List as an Other Charge and the percentage amount followed by a percentage sign. This way it will calculate the percentage from total estimates and/or invoices.