Category: General Tips

QuickBooks 2016 Discontinuation Scheduled

| January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

As is their policy, Intuit has announced that they are discontinuing an older version of QuickBooks. If you are using QuickBooks 2016 (Windows and Mac) then you won’t be able to use certain services and features after May 31, 2019.  Let’s see what the impact will be on your business. For details beyond what I provide here see […]

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Fixing QuickBooks Bugs

| January 8, 2018 | 38 Comments

It would be fun to have a comprehensive list of QuickBooks bugs, at least as far as the desktop product. Want to help? Over the years I’ve tried to build a list like that, on several occasions. I never keep up with that, though, because it tends to be an exercise in frustration. When Intuit […]

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QuickBooks 2016 R12

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2016 R12, which should be available via automatic updates, or you can go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. This update isn’t huge, which is what I would expect this late in the version’s life cycle. If any of these issues affect you, go ahead and install the […]

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Too Many Subscription Emails? RSS Can Help

| March 18, 2013

It should be no surprise to anyone that I’m addicted to blogs. After all, I write articles for several blogs myself (Accountex Report, Practical QuickBooks, Intuit Small Business Blog,  California Wildflower Hikes). I try to follow over 40 different blogs on many subjects – QuickBooks, local news, wildflowers and natural history, blogging tips, and many […]

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QuickBooks News for November

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of information published about QuickBooks in many different blogs (and other sources) – here’s a rundown of some of the more interesting things I came across in November (some from me, some from other writers). See the articles for details! QuickBooks and Windows 8: At this time Intuit doesn’t officially support Windows […]

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QuickBooks Training Videos

| June 19, 2012 | 9 Comments

I’m always on the lookout for good sources for QuickBooks training, and my friend Woody Adams of Radio Free QuickBooks and Intuit has a wonderful website with a wide variety of QuickBooks training videos that he has collected over the years.

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Can I Get a List of New Customers from QuickBooks?

| June 12, 2012 | 10 Comments

Here’s a common question – “How can I get a list of customers that I’ve added to my QuickBooks company file this last month”. There are a couple of ways of doing this, let me show you a trick.

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QuickBooks Insists That I Assign A Sales Tax Code–But Sales Tax Is Turned Off?

| March 28, 2012 | 11 Comments

Here’s a problem that a reader in QuickBooks and Beyond brought to me that I hadn’t seen before. Create an invoice, and when you try to save it you get a message “You must assign a Sales Tax Code to this line item…” . QuickBooks won’t let you save the invoice until you do. The […]

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Show the QuickBooks Job Cost Center in QuickBooks Accountant

| March 20, 2012 | 22 Comments

OK, so you are using QuickBooks Accountant, because you want to have access to ALL of the features that QuickBooks includes. Or perhaps you are an accountant or QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and that is the version that you were given. Did you happen to notice that the Job Costing Center isn’t showing in your menu? Want […]

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Use the Open Window List in QuickBooks

| November 22, 2011 | 9 Comments

QuickBooks has a huge number of options and features, so many that it is hard for anyone to know all of the ways that it can be used. When I help someone with QuickBooks, either on site or through an online support session, one of the first things that I show people is how to […]

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