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QuickBooks and Bookkeeping News

The QuickBooks Online Banking function saves a lot of time, if you use it correctly.  Here are some common mistakes that users make when first setting up and using this convenient function.

Previously, QuickBooks Online made Customizing Invoices hard to find and even harder to actually achieve.  In the latest release, the new interface makes customization easier.

QuickBooks reports don’t always provide the ability to include the exact information needed for a specific reporting need.  Using Excel’s VLOOKUP function, you are able to Merge Two or More QuickBooks Reports to get the detailed reporting information needed.

QuickBooks for Mac has functional limitations, compared to the Windows version of the software.  This article discusses How to Run QuickBooks for Windows on a Mac platform.

We have had several inquiries about our QuickBooks Certified User classes.  We would like to offer the class at the end of August, but need at least 4-5 people to sign up.  If you are interested in getting Certified, please use our Contact Form to show your interest and we will contact you about coordinating times and dates.

We remind you that QuickBooks will no longer support certain services and features for QuickBooks 2011.  You will need to upgrade your software by May 31, 2014.

Seacoast Accountability is now offering affordable QuickBooks classes!  Email us at, or call us at (603) 834-1271, for further details.
Save up to 35% on QuickBooks 2014 software and products when you purchase from our website at

Payroll and Employee News

As of April 18, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has more than doubled the fines for employers failing to comply with labor posting requirements.  The Intuit Poster Compliance Service will track all labor law changes and send you a new poster whenever there is a mandatory update.

Is your workspace affecting your productivity?  This article talks about Streamlining Your Workspace, including how to reduce clutter and filing system tips.

Does Your Business Need a Summer Dress Code?  The pros and cons of a dress code policy.

4 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Employees’ Productivity

Avoid the headaches-Seacoast Accountability payroll services start at $100 per month.


IRS Direct Pay was recently launched, allowing taxpayers to pay tax bills or make estimated payments, directly from their bank accounts without any fees or pre-registration.More and more small businesses are experiencing IRS Audits.  This IRS video provides a guide to the process and what to expect.  Also helpful, is Publication 3498, which explains the process and your responsibilities and rights during and after the audit process.Find out how the Premium Tax Credit can help to pay for health insurance coverage, by watching this IRS video on YouTube.

Since the second quarter is coming to an end, we are reposting our article about tips for Making Estimated Tax Payments.

If you keep your own books, or have questions about estimated taxes, we encourage you to call for your Mid Year Check Up.  This will help avoid surprises at tax time that may result from bookkeeping errors or underpayment of taxes.

Is your tax return getting too complicated to do yourself? Give us a call! 

Small Business News

10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself

Twitter tip:  Three Ways to Master the Hashtag

4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Customers Thinking About Your Brand

How to Spark Word of Mouth Marketing

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Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information about the subjects posted.  It should no way be construed as tax or financial advisement.  We do not endorse any website or product introduced here.  Please contact Seacoast Accountability, a CPA, or a tax professional to discuss your particular tax or financial situation.

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