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Critical Payroll Alert For all QuickBooks Payroll Users

Critical Payroll Alert For all QuickBooks Payroll Users Payroll Update 21102: New Federal Withholding Tables, Tax Relief Act
Intuit has released Payroll Update 21102, which includes the federal withholding tables for 2011 and reflects the Tax Relief Act of 2010 signed by President Obama on December 17, 2010.

What do I need to do?
It's important that you receive everything in the Payroll Update to make sure that you are in compliance with legislation that affects your payroll. Just follow these three simple steps: 1.Check to see if you have Automatic Updatesturned on.
Choose Help > Update QuickBooks.
-- On the Options tab, you will see either Yesor Noselected for Automatic Update. 2.If Yesis selected, you should receive all Payroll Updates automatically when they are released the next time you are connected to the internet.

You can verify that you received Payroll Update 21102 from within QuickBooks. Go to Employees > Get Payroll Updates > Update. You should see a message that…

What's New In Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 2011

Get Faster Access to Data
Advanced Inventory- In QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 2011, users can now accuratley track the quantity and value of inventory in multiple locations from inside their QuickBooks software.Enhanced Built-In Reports- Enhancements to several key QuickBooks reports give users valuable business insights. New and improved reports capture customer and sales insights that help small businesses make better business decisions. More Combined Reports- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions users can now create Profit and Loss by Class reports that combine data from multiple company files.Balance Sheet by Class- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions users who have several funds, departments, or locations can now track them separately within a single, easy-to-access report.Customer Snapshot- QuickBooks makes prioritizing customers easy by offering a consolidated view of customers' purchase histories, average days to pay, and outstanding balances. This capability enables small busine…

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IRs Cracks Down on Independent Contractors

( -- If your business uses independent contractors, get ready for new scrutiny. Hoping to boost tax revenue, the IRS and many state governments are cracking down on how companies classify their workers.

When employers report wages for independent contractors on IRS form 1099, rather than a W-2, they aren't required to pay unemployment insurance, worker's compensation insurance or payroll taxes for them. But the rules governing which workers are genuinely "independent" are strict -- and often flouted....More

I found this article and think it is a great resource.  Check it out!  Make sure you are in compliance.

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Minimum Wage In Nevada - New Rates, New Rules

The Minimum Wage in Nevada Changes July 1, 2010 Know the Rates
Know the Rules

 - Employees with paid health care plans – minimum wage is $7.25/hour (previous was $6.55)

 - Employees without paid health care: Minimum wage is $8.25/hour (previous was $7.55)

 - Employees with paid health care: get overtime for any time worked over 8 hours in a day if they make less than $10.88

 - Employees without paid health care: get overtime for any time worked over 8 hours in a day if they make less than $12.38

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The HIRE Act and How It May Impact Your Business

The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE), also known as the "jobs bill," is a plan to create jobs by providing a temporary tax break to companies that hire the unemployed. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year.
Current StatusOn March 18, 2010, the President signed the HIRE Act into law. The IRS is now outlining how to handle the Act's provisions. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update you as final details emerge.

The cornerstone of the HIRE Act is a federal program that will provide employers with incentives to hire and retain employees. HIRE will exempt an employer from paying the employer portion of Social Security taxes for the remainder of the year on new hires who are currently unemployed. If those workers stay on the payroll for at least a year, the employer would also get a $1,000 business tax credit per employee.
Social Security Tax Forgiveness The 6.2% employer portion of the Social…

Enterprise 7 Just Crashed - Here's a Link to the Updates

When I opened my QuickBooks Enterprise 7 today, it crashed once I logged into the company file I wanted to use.  I tried to open it in a sample company and had the same results.  Since I have several clients who use this version of QuickBooks, I was quite distressed.

I repeatedly received an alert that I needed to install the latest updates, but when I selected Install Now, nothing happened and the program closed.  Of course, if I skipped the process, the program continued to crash once I entered my password. 

Then I found the solution:  Download & install the updates manually.  That did the trick!  I am not sure why the update installer stopped working, but it did.  If you are having the same problem, try the manual installation of the most recent updates.  Thanks to this fix, I am back in business!

I hope this info is useful.  I'll have more QuickBooks Tips soon.

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Have you ever been SWF'd?

Did you ever see the movie Single White Female?

A woman takes in a roommate who immediately decides to "become her".  She changes her hair, her style of dress, her behavior and more in an effort to eventually eliminate and replace her.

The QuickBooks Gal finds herself in a similar situation.  There is a woman in Florida who is SWF-ing me on Twitter, Word Press and other yet to be discovered internet sites.  She is NOT a Quickbooks ProAdvisor; she is NOT an Advanced ProAdvisor, she does not advertise any expertise with QuickBooks except what might be presumed by using my name!

I have written, faxed, and emailed to her with no success.  She neither responds nor desists. She uses my name in just enough places to lend an air of credibility to her practice.

As all of my followers, fans, and clients know, I have worked diligently for many years to make The QuickBooks Gal a trusted, honest and reliable source of information, news and support.

I have contacted Twitter,and continue to …

QuickBooks 2007 Sunsets Soon - Key Functions Will Cease

If you're using QuickBooks 2007 It's time to Upgrade your Product
It is time to upgrade from QuickBooks 2007 because key functions in this program will  STOP WORKING and SOON. These key functions include: ·Online banking ·The ability to email invoices from QuickBooks ·Credit card processing ·Payroll processing If you use your QuickBooks for any of these, it's time to upgrade to QuickBooks 2010.
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Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) prohibits employers from hiring individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States. 
Employers must verify that new hires are eligible to work within three days of their start date by having them complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9. 
Employers can be held liable for failing to comply with IRCA requirements and for knowingly or intentionally hiring, or continuing to employ, unauthorized workers.
Below are some important guidelines for complying with employment verification requirements from the folks at Their Newsletter is an incredible may want to visit their site to subscribe.
   1. Supporting documents. All new hires are to complete the I-9 form and supply employment eligibility documentation, such as a driver's license, social security card, or U.S. passport. Acceptable forms of documentation are listed on the last page of the form. Employers must examine present…