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10 Tips for Preventing Fraud

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Hi, I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal.
Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. You can listen to our archived podcasts at blog.quickbooksgal.com. If you are a Peachtree user, be sure to check out our new PeachPod series at peachpods.custmbiz.com. I have a great list of tips for preventing fraud that I would like to share with you today. I've published the list at blog.quickbooksgal.com if you want to print it for future reference.

Top Ten Tips to Help Prevent Fraud (in Order of Effectiveness)

1. Send Bank and Credit Card Statements to a Separate Address. Do not send your bank statements to your business address. Have your bank statement sent to your home, PO Box, or lockbox address. Review each check both front and back for payee, signature, and endorsement. Even if you don’t allow your employees to use your credit card, make sure those statements sent to an alternative address too. Examine eac…

Changes to 2007 W-2, Minimum Wage, & More

Hi, I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal.

Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” –informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. You can listen to our archived podcasts at blog.quickbooksgal.com. If you are a Peachtree user, be sure to listen to our new PeachPods at peachpods.custmbiz.com.

Today I want to talk a little about the changes to the 2007 W-2 form (don't forget to order your forms soon), and remind you of the changes in the Federal and State minimum wage laws (last July) . As a bookkeeper, payroll supervisor, or consultant, you will want to be advised of these changes and how they affect your state.

Changes to W-2 forms for 2007

The Social Security Number is being moved to the top of the W-2 form as the result of complaints that in the current form, where the number is underneath the name/address window in the envelope, it was sometimes visible.

Federal Minimum Wage changes are not the only changes to be aware of. Some but not all states …