Category: Quickbooks

What you need to know about the new 1099-NEC

If you own a business or are a freelancer/subcontractor to businesses, you are most likely very familiar with the 1099-MISC form.  This form has been used for the past 30+ years to report certain payments including payments to subcontractors, freelancers, service providers, landlords and attorneys. As if there haven’t been enough changes in 2020, there… Read More »

When An Expense Isn’t An Expense

  As business owners and freelancers, we pay a lot of different vendors for a lot of different things.  Most of these payments wind up on our Profit & Loss / Income Statement as expenses.  But there are a few that do not.  And these are usually the ones I get asked about.  “Why isn’t… Read More »

3 Bookkeeping Tasks You Should Automate

Staying on top of your bookkeeping and knowing where your finances stand is one of the keys to running a successful, thriving business. Did you know there are some bookkeeping tasks that can be set to autopilot so you can spend less time worrying about your books and more time running your business? Here are… Read More »

Stop Wasting Time on 1099s

It is that time of year…Small business owners all over the country are spending time gathering information from their vendors and independent contractors, confirming paid amounts, and starting the process of sending 1099-MISC forms. Did you know that you can avoid filing 1099-MISC forms by simply changing how you pay your vendors and independent contractors?… Read More »

1099-MISC Confusion – Deciphering the Rules

In recent years there have been some significant changes to the rules regarding issuing a 1099-MISC Form. It used to be easy. If you paid someone $600.00 or more you needed to send them a 1099-MISC (Ok, so that is a bit of generalized statement) by January 31st, and the IRS copies by February 28th.… Read More »

Mixing Funds Can Make A Sour Cocktail

If you’ve read even one “Bookkeeping For Small Business” article or blog post you know that the one of the first pieces of advice is to keep your personal and business funds separate. Yes, this can be easier said than done, but it is essential for running a successful and profitable business. But this isn’t… Read More »

Who Should Get a 1099?

It is that time of year again, Form 1099s are being worked on, many may have already been sent. So, if you are a new business owner, or one who hasn’t been “as good about this as I should be”, here are some guidelines for sending out your 1099s. Please note, in this blog piece… Read More »

Why Is QuickBooks Acting Strange – 4 Possible Reasons

Some of the most common complaints I hear about QuickBooks Desktop is that it isn’t acting “right”. It takes forever to open, it opens but the window isn’t positioned correctly on the screen, there are hiccups, or it crashes and closes all by itself. There are four possible reasons for why QuickBooks stops acting like… Read More »

Online Bookkeeping – Cons

So, last week I explained some of the benefits and positive aspects of online bookkeeping, and specifically QuickBooks Online (QBO). This week I will look at some of the disadvantages of QBO and online bookkeeping in general. Cost. I know I listed cost as a positive last week, and it can be. But if you… Read More »