Bookkeeping Advice

Tracking Investments in QuickBooks Desktop – Part 2

Part 2 in this series of tracking investments in your QuickBooks Desktop file will only cover tracking your cost basis of your paper investments.   For each type of equity holding that you purchase: Example: 50 shares of XYZ, Inc. at a market price of $2/each = a value of $100 cost basis. I like

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Tracking Investments in QuickBooks Desktop – Part 1

Overall, it is always recommended that you choose proper befitting software or other method for your own manual investments tracking needs. This series of blogs will delve into a possible method for tracking your paper investments within a specifically created QuickBooks Desktop company file.   To begin, you should always begin the bookkeeping for your

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Manual Inventory Tracking

If you have a small-time inventory business and are literally storing your inventory in your garage and are not utilizing a complex inventory software to track your stock status and calculate the Cost of Goods Sold, then here are some tips to post manual entries into your bookkeeping records to help assist in your inventory

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Personal Loan to Business Amortization Schedule

If you as the business owner have loaned your business a lump sum amount, then you will need to treat it like an official loan to be amortized and create a predetermined schedule of repayments from the business to yourself. This is fairly easy to do as this can be created and maintained in a

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Line of Credit Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping for a line of credit and perhaps some loans as well, can be confusing when those monthly closing statements list BOTH a Principal Balance and a Total Balance. The question you may have to ask yourself is which balance do you want to reconcile to each month?   Example: A Business Line of Credit

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Posting Payroll Entries – Part 3

Part 3 of this series of payroll entry blogs will look into the payroll entries that can be posited to recognized unpaid payroll tax liabilities.   If you process a payroll for your employees and you decide to wait until a later time to submit the corresponding tax payments to the appropriate tax agencies, then

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Chart of Accounts Setup – Part 4

In part 4 of these series regarding the Chart of Accounts setup, I will delve into thinking about recognizing Overhead Expenses in your Chart of Accounts. Overhead costs, which are sometimes referred to as General Administrative or Indirect Costs, can be fixed in nature, such as rent and insurance, or can be purchases that have

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Posting Payroll Entries – Part 2

Part 2 of this series of payroll entry blogs will look into how you can post manual payroll entries that recognize payroll-related 401(k) obligations.   As a reminder, if you subscribe to a separate 3rd party payroll provider that is NOT integrated into your bookkeeping platform, then you will have to post the payroll expenses

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Posting Payroll Entries – Part 1

This series of blogs will look into the various ways you can recognize your payroll costs in your bookkeeping platform. If you subscribe to a separate 3rd party payroll provider that is NOT integrated into your bookkeeping platform, then you will have to post the payroll expenses into your financials yourself. There are certainly different

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Chart of Accounts Setup – Part 3

In part 3 of these series regarding the Chart of Accounts setup, I will delve into thinking about the various ways you can recognize Direct Costs in your Chart of Accounts. Direct Costs (also can be known as Cost of Goods Sold or Cost of Services) can be recognized based strictly on what you are

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