QuickBooks 2014

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How to Pay Bills with QuickBooks 2014

If you use QuickBooks to keep track of the bills that you owe, you don’t use the Write Checks window to record the bills that you want to pay. Rather, you tell QuickBooks to display a list of these unpaid [more…]

Vendor Menu Commands in QuickBooks 2014

When you're working with accounts payable in QuickBooks 2014, you frequently will use several of the commands on the Vendor menu. Some of the commands aren't so popular, however, but you still need to [more…]

Your Item List in QuickBooks 2014

QuickBooks provides a bunch of ways to see the information that you’ve stored in your Item list. You may already know some of this stuff if you’ve worked with QuickBooks a bit; some of it may be new to [more…]

How to Add Items to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

You can add a bunch of types of items to the Item list in QuickBooks. Remember that the Item list stores descriptions of anything that you stick in an invoice or purchase order. [more…]

How to Add a Service Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

In QuickBooks, you use service items to purchase or bill for items that represent service. For example, if you were a CPA, one of the things that you probably would do is prepare tax returns for individuals [more…]

How to Add an Inventory Part to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

Inventory parts are those items in invoices and purchase orders that represent physical goods that you buy, hold, and sell. For example, if you’re a retailer, all that stuff that’s sitting out on the shelves [more…]

How to Add a Non-Inventory Part to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

To add a non-inventory part — which is a tangible good that you sell but for which you don’t track inventory — display the QuickBooks New Item window and select Non-Inventory Part from the Type drop-down [more…]

How to Add an Other Charge Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

To set up an other charge item in QuickBooks, display the New Item window and select Other Charge from the Type drop-down list. When you do, QuickBooks displays the Other Charge version of the New Item [more…]

How to Add a Group Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

To create a group item in QuickBooks, display the New Item window and select Group from the Type drop-down list. When QuickBooks displays the group version of the New Item window, use the Group Name/Number [more…]

How to Add a Discount Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

A discount item subtracts either a fixed amount or a percentage from a subtotal. To set up a discount item in QuickBooks, display the New Item window and select the Discount entry from the Type drop-down [more…]

How to Add a Payment Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2014

If you sometimes accept payments when you invoice a customer, you can create a payment item in QuickBooks and then add the payment item to the bottom of the invoice. If you do this, the invoice, the payment [more…]

Add a Sales Tax Item or Group to the QuickBooks 2014 Item List

If you sell items that are subject to sales tax, you also include line items in your invoices in QuickBooks that charge for and track these sales taxes. To do this, you create sales tax items. To create [more…]

Add Custom Fields to Items on the QuickBooks 2014 Item List

If you’ve worked much with the New Item window in QuickBooks, you may have noticed the Custom Fields command button that appears in many, although not all, of the New Item windows. [more…]

Adjust Physical Counts and Inventory Values in QuickBooks 2014

Inventory shrinkage, spoilage, and (unfortunately) theft all combine to reduce the inventory that you physically have. In order to record these inventory reductions in QuickBooks, you periodically physically [more…]

How to Adjust Price Levels in QuickBooks 2014

QuickBooks provides a couple of handy commands and tools that you can use to change the prices that you charge customers for your products and services. [more…]

QuickBooks 2014 Change Item Prices Command

The Change Item Prices command in QuickBooks, which appears on the Customers menu, displays the Change Item Prices window. This window lets you change prices of a bunch of items at one time by an amount [more…]

Track Inventory in Manufacturing Firms with QuickBooks 2014

Tracking inventory in a manufacturing firm in QuickBooks is more difficult than in other types of businesses. When you boil down everything to its essence, the problem stems from a couple of tricky accounting [more…]

How Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis Works in QuickBooks 2014

Profit-volume-cost analysis uses three pieces of information to show how your profits change as sales revenues change: estimates of your sales revenue, your gross margin percentage, and your fixed costs [more…]

How to Calculate Break-Even Points in QuickBook 2014

In accounting, a break-even point shows the sales revenue volume that produces zero profit and zero loss. You can calculate your break-even points within QuickBooks. [more…]

How to Use QuickBooks 2014 Data for Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis

You need three items of data in order to perform profit-volume-cost analysis: sales revenue, gross margin percentage, and fixed cost. Typically, these items of data aren’t difficult to find if you’ve been [more…]

Keeping Your QuickBooks 2014 Data Confidential

Accounting data is often confidential information. Your QuickBooks data shows how much money you have in the bank, what you owe creditors, and how much [more…]

Simultaneous Multi-User QuickBooks 2014 Access

QuickBooks does allow for simultaneous use of the QuickBooks data file by multiple users. Sometimes, you need only a single computer and a single copy of QuickBooks, even though you have several employees [more…]

How to Record QuickBooks 2014 Journal Entries

QuickBooks makes it easy for you — an accountant — to record journal entries. If you’ve spent any time working with QuickBooks, you may know that most of the journal entries that get recorded in the QuickBooks [more…]

Reverse and Edit QuickBooks 2014 Journal Entries

Somebody — probably you — needs to record a journal entry to get some transaction into the QuickBooks data file. For example, you use journal entries to record depreciation, to accrue liabilities, and [more…]

The QuickBooks 2014 Accountant & Taxes Reports

The Accountant & Taxes menu in QuickBooks appears when you choose the Reports→Accountant & Taxes command. Hidden on this submenu are more than a dozen commands and reports that are particularly interesting [more…]


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