Bookkeeping Advice

Tracking Expenditures Using Funds from the Paycheck Protection Program

If you have received moneys associated with the Paycheck Protection Program, it is probably a wise thing to invent a temporary bookkeeping system and process to distinguish all financial activities associated with/utilizing these funds from the rest of your bookkeeping system. That way there can be no doubt that you can prove your PPP expenses/activities

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Don’t Fall Behind in Your Bookkeeping

It is highly recommended to never fall more than three months behind in your bookkeeping. Case In Point: The recent COVID-19 outbreak has slowed down the economy and thus has caused a lot of small businesses to file claims for Disaster Relief and Paycheck Protection coverage. However, like any other request for business financial assistance,

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QuickBooks Online Bank Auto-Feeds – Pros & Cons

The bank auto feeds section in QuickBooks Online, which is accessible by hovering over the “Banking” tab on the left side and clicking on “Banking”, is a convenient perk function that allows the ability to directly connect your bookkeeping software to the transactional activity that occurs in your financial institutions, such as your bank and

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Should You Switch Bookkeeping Platforms?

Every once in a while, a current client will communicate to me their possible desire to make a bookkeeping platform switch, either as a temporary or permanent solution. For temporary solution purposes, the client may want this to be able to provide or have access to their books due to sudden needs arising from, perhaps

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Periodic Bookkeeping – Amazon Revenues Entries

Manually booking your Amazon sales begins with logging into your Amazon Seller account and downloading those bi-weekly PDF revenues settlement statements. These are the statements notifying you of your detailed split out summarized revenues activities for the period of time and when to expect a bank transfer payment from Amazon. These statements outline the following

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Using EFTPS for Multiple Companies but with the Same Bank Account

Sometimes there are multiple companies created (by one person) for various reasons, however the safest way to handle this is to create a new bank account for each entity. If you decide to keep the same bank account, keep in mind that the IRS, for payroll purposes, is tracking all of this activity and this

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Dealing with Old Uncleared Transactions

When you are reconciling your accounts each month, have you noticed that there are Uncleared Transactions on your Reconciliation Detail Reports?   It is expected that some transactions may not have cleared your bank at the time of statement closing, such as checks that were recently printed and mailed.  What you should always be careful to

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The Value of QuickBooks Audit Trails

Have you ever come across a situation when you wanted to know who posted a transaction in QuickBooks and why? Both the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online platforms provide the answer of at least “who posted a transaction” in the form of an “Audit Log” for QuickBooks Online (Gear Icon>Tools>Audit Log) and an “Audit Trail”

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Bookkeeping Cleanup Advice

All too often, I have taken over bookkeeping for clients whose books are in complete disarray for the current and previous tax years.  The issue is further compounded due to tax returns having been filed for those same previous tax years that are in current disarray. There can be a multitude of reasons that the

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Which Financial Reports Are Helpful to You?

It is always important to understand which types of reporting analysis will keep you moving to the next steps toward your ultimate goals. You don’t have to process the exact same reports that someone else finds helpful.  You simply need to understand that making progress toward your financial goals will require ongoing, big-picture, realistic views

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