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Differences Between Certifications in Quickbooks: Who are you trusting with your books?

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The Differences Between Certifications in QuickBooks
Why do you need a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor? Is this someone you can trust when you are starting your own business?
Many of these questions are asked everyday and as a small business, QB Doc understands your frustration. However, we can provide accurate information on who you need to trust when it comes to working with QuickBooks software. The information below gives you the general idea about the differences between the following: ProAdvisor, Certified ProAdvisor, Certified ProAdvisor Point of Sale, Certified ProAdvisor Enterprise, Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, and Intuit Solution Provider.
ProAdvisor: Generally, a bookkeeping or accounting professional who has signed up for Intuit’s ProAdvisor program and paid an annual fee. ProAdvisors are not listed on Intuit’s “Find a ProAdvisor” website and have not necessarily received any training or passed any certification.

Certified ProAdvisor: an individual who has passed the certif…

California EDD Changes Payroll Tax Filings

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Effective April 1, 2011, and beginning with all first quarter 2011 filings, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is modifying the existing payroll tax forms and changing the filing frequency for the Contribution Return.

In summary, the changes are:

 The DE 7, Annual Reconciliation Statement, is being replaced with the DE 9, Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages. The DE 9 must now be filed on a quarterly basis.
 The DE 6, Quarterly Wage and Withholding Report, is being replaced with the DE 9C, Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation). The DE 9C filing is still required quarterly.
 There is no change to the DE 88, Payroll Tax Deposit form.

What You Need to Do

Intuit Payroll is committed to keeping you up-to-date with your payroll service and making sure you have the latest information. If you currently file and pay to the California Employment Development Department using DE 6 and/or DE 7, here’s how the EDD changes may affect you:

Payroll Filing Deadlines: Coming up soon!

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Upcoming Payroll Tax Filing Dates
and Federal Reserve Holidays to Remember

Payroll Taxes
May 2, 2011: Deadline to file Form 941 for first quarter 2011 if you did not deposit all taxes when due.
May 2, 2011: Deadline to deposit FUTA tax owed through March if more than $500.
May 10, 2011: Deadline to file Form 941 for first quarter 2011 if you deposited all required payments on time.
August 1, 2011: Deadline to file Form 941 for second quarter 2011 if you did not deposit all taxes when due.
August 1, 2011: Deadline to deposit FUTA tax owed through June if more than $500.
August 10, 2011: Deadline to file Form 941 for second quarter 2011 if you deposited all required payments on time.

Holidays
May 30, 2011: Federal Reserve Bank holiday—Memorial Day.
July 4, 2011: Federal Reserve Bank holiday—Independence Day.
September 5, 2011: Federal Reserve Bank holiday—Labor Day

August 1, 2011: Deadline to file Form 5500 or 5500EZ for 2010 if you maintain an employee benefit plan.

Accountants
April 18, 2011: Deadl…