C’mon, admit it. Don’t you just hate QuickBooks?!
Everybody's using it, and so are you, but c'mon, admit it, don't you hate QuickBooks? Well, maybe not QuickBooks, but Intuit? Every year, Intuit forces us CPAs to buy a new version of QuickBooks for ~$500, if we want payroll included. And much more, for additional users!!!! How? Because for us to be compatible with our clients’ QuickBooks’ files, we need the same year’s version. And if you are just starting up a CPA practice, you may have to acquire prior years’s versions to service clients using them. I’ve got one client still using QuickBooks 2002! That’s an oldie but goodie. I hate that marketing ploy, being forced to buy something every year. And now being forced to buy a separate payroll module, since Intuit will not update the tax tables for free every year in the program. And every year it seems that Intuit comes up with another feature to pay for. This year it’s the Intuit Statement Writer. No, it’s not included with the Premier Accountants Edition, as I expected it to be. There’s a fee with that edition, unlike the now defunct FSD, Financial Statement Designer, which was not all that convenient and easy to work in. Oh, by the way, the QuickBooks gurus refer to the Intuit Statement Writer as ISW, in the event that you do not want to appear like a deer-in-the-headlights when you hear the lingo in accounting circles.
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The Barefoot Accountant—is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, operating an accounting, tax, and QuickBooks consulting firm in Berlin, Connecticut, Accountants CPA Hartford, Connecticut, LLC. Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission. Bill is a crazed animal lover, feeding birds, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, possums, stray cats, and any two-legged or four-legged critter traversing through his yard. His backyard in Berlin, Connecticut has been certified as a habitat suitable for wildlife by the National Wildlife Federation.
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