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March 9, 2010    
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Editor's Note
Gail Perry, CPA, Managing Editor Accountants who are working with their QuickBooks clients to help them prepare their tax returns, and QuickBooks users who are getting ready to meet with their tax accountants will surely find some useful tips in this month's QuickBooks Zone e-newsletter. Get out that box of receipts and get ready - the tax man cometh!

As always, we welcome comments and suggestions - please add your two cents at the bottom of any of our articles.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
editor@accountingweb.com
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QuickBooks at tax time: Cleaning up your client's QuickBooks data
Though QuickBooks is very easy to use, our clients often create numerous setup and data-entry errors that we have to troubleshoot. We have to do most of this troubleshooting at the end of the client’s fiscal year, but if the client needs mid-year financial statements (e.g., to secure a loan), you may need to clean up the client’s data file at any time during the fiscal year.
Saving QuickBooks clients from themselves: Set up Draw as an Other Expense
Do you work with a Sole Proprietor or S-Corp? Has your client ever been confused by having to pay taxes on a large profit when there is no money in the bank? Sometimes we have to help save clients from themselves.
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Selling services: It’s not about the money
I spoke in December at a networking meeting of sales professionals. Imagine that, me, an ex-accountant, being invited to speak to a room full of sales representatives. And it’s not even tax time.
Banking payroll hours: The ATM approach for QuickBooks
To accommodate the needs of good employees, employers will occasionally allow employees to bank hours worked and will then pay the banked hours when it is mutually convenient for the employer and employee.
Small business and QuickBooks: Did you reconcile?
Love it or hate it, most small business owners are using QuickBooks to track their company’s finances. I’ve found that many people, while using QuickBooks to enter transactions, fail to follow through to ensure they are are getting everything entered.
Tools for virtual accountants: portals, applications, and file space
There are three primary tools that every accountant or bookkeeper needs in order to work most efficiently with clients online. Using the Internet as the network, business professionals everywhere are realizing that the issues of time and distance no longer impact their ability to get work done.
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