Showing posts from March, 2010

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 Status On 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 t

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. I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal .   Got a QuickBooks Mess?   Call the QuickBooks Gal!   G

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

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. Visit our Store today to purchase QuickBooks 2010  Save 20% and get Free Shipping! Got a QuickBooks Mess? Call The QuickBooks Gal! 775-348-9225  Northern Nevada's Only Intuit Solutions Provider Got Point of Sale? Want Point of Sale? We have live versions in our office Call to schedule a trial demonstration!   775-348-9200