Enter a returned or bounced check using write check

You may encounter situations wherein you need to record bounced checks and new customer payments. The outlined steps in this article will help you record these kinds of transaction.

Enter the Returned Check with Write Check

  1. Select the Plus icon (+) at the top,.
  2. Under Vendors, choose Check.
  3. Enter the date that the check bounced.
  4. Uncheck Print Later at the top, then enter a note in the check number field (e.g. NSF check)
  5. Add the name of the customer who issued the bounced check at the Payee field.
  6. Set the account to Accounts Receivable.
  7. Enter the amount of the check that bounced.
  8. Select Save and close

Change the payment entry to apply to the bounced check entry

  1. From the left menu, select Sales (or Invoicing) then Customer.
  2. Select the name of the customer that issued the bounced check.
  3. Locate and select the payment record for the bounced check.
  4. Add a check on the bounced check (NSF check) entry.
  5. Uncheck the invoice that the payment was originally applied to.
  6. Select Save and close

Create an invoice for the bounced check fee

  1. Select the Plus icon (+) at the top, then Invoice.
  2. Select the customer that issued the bounced check.
  3. Enter the date the check bounced.
  4. Choose your Bounced check fee item under the Product/Service column.
    Note: Create a Service item that you can use when charging fees to your customers.
    1. Select the Gear icon at the top, then Product and Services.
    2. Select New, then Service.
    3. Type in the name of the service (you can use Bounce Check).
    4. Select the bank account the check was returned in the Income Account field.
    5. Select Save and new
    6. On the next item, type in a name (you can use Bounced Check Fee).
    7. You can select a new income account named Bounced Check Fees or your Bank Charges (expense) account in the Income Account field.
    8. Select Save and close
  5. Type in the amount you are charging the customer for the bounced check.
  6. Select Save and close

Enter the bank service charge

  1. Select the Plus icon (+) at the top.
  2. Under Vendors, choose Expense.
  3. Type in the date that the check bounced.
  4. Type in NSF fee in the Ref no. field.
  5. Select your Bank Charges expense account under the Account column.
  6. Enter the amount that the bank charged you with for the bounced check.
  7. Select Save and close

Print and send the statement to your customer

  1. Select Sales (or Invoicing) from the left menu then Customer.
  2. Select the name of the customer that issued the bounced check.
  3. Select New transaction, then Statement.
  4. Choose your preferred Statement Type.
  5. Set the Statement DateStart Date and End Date.
  6. Select Print Statements or Send Statements.

Record the new payment of your customer

  1. Select the Plus icon (+) at the top.
  2. Under Customers, choose Receive Payments.
  3. Choose the Customer.
  4. Enter the new payment information.
  5. Select the invoice then Save and close

Company preferences for job tracking, estimates, or progress invoicing

All versions of QuickBooks Desktop let you track jobs, record estimates, and do progress invoicing. You can turn on these features or change their preferences in the Jobs & Estimates preferences window.

Open the Jobs & Estimates preferences

  1. Select the Edit menu at the top, then choose Preferences.
  2. In the “Preferences” window, select Jobs & Estimates from the left.
  3. Select the Company Preferences tab.
  4. Now you can edit job status descriptions, or change preferences for estimates and progress invoicing.
Company-wide preferences affect all users. Only the Admin of the company file can change them.

Change any or all of five job status descriptions

The job status descriptions give you a way to record the progress of a job. If any of the descriptions are inappropriate for your business, you can change them. For example, you could change “Pending” to “Submitted,” or “Awarded” to “Accepted.”

How to use job status descriptions

When you are setting up a job (in the New Job window), editing information about a job (on the Job Info tab in the Edit Job window), you can choose one of the status.

Turn on estimates feature

  1. Make sure that Yes is selected in response to the question Do you create estimates?
  2. If you want to be warned when you try to record an estimate that has the same number as an existing estimate, select Warn about duplicate estimate number.
  3. If you want to mark estimates “Closed” after converting to invoice, select Close estimates after converting to invoice.Note: This option will not be available if progress invoicing is on.
  4. Select OK.
Tip: Turn on the estimates feature if you create bids, quotes, or proposals before you start a job.

Turn on progress invoicing

  1. Make sure that Yes is selected in response to the question Do you do progress invoicing?Note: This option will not be available if the estimates feature is turned off.
  2. If you don’t want line items that have zero amounts to print on your progress invoices, select Don’t print items that have zero amount.
  3. Select OK.

In case the above solutions dont help you then only way to get then
diagnosed and fixed is by taking free help by QuickBooks Technical
Support at 1800-470-6903.

Four Busy Season Morale Boosters to Motivate Your Staff

Whether you live for it or dread it, tax season is upon us yet again, and it’ll soon be time to baton down the hatches and prepare for the long haul. But the added workload and long hours often cause spikes in stress and anxiety that can be productivity killers at the worst possible time—not just for you, but your staff as well.

Asking employees to put in extra hours can disrupt their work-life balance and subsequently cause friction in their personal lives. Pressure from clients and unusually challenging tasks can leave personnel feeling overwhelmed, unfocused and unproductive. Understanding your employees’ pain points is the first step to offering them relief and figuring out how to motivate them. Allocating resources for this purpose is one way to ensure your firm is in tiptop shape during the height of busy season.

Once you have insight on your staff’s biggest stressors, you may want to implement a stress relief program. Making a few investments to help personnel loosen up can go a long way in keeping everyone healthy and optimizing performance. Here are some ideas that can work with any budget:

  1. Teach your staff how to manage stress. Host information sessions that remind employees that stress has a purpose and small actions – like meditating, performing breathing exercises and repeating a mantra – can make a big impact in reducing stress. Take it a step further by scheduling a half-day stress management workshop, a group fitness class or a massage session for each employee.
  2. Provide opportunities for employees to take a break. Studies have shown stepping away from the computer is one of the best ways to reduce stress and increase productivity. Catering healthy food, offering social hours and encouraging employees to take meetings on the go are surefire ways to get blood pumping and boost morale. Go the extra mile by planning parties to reward hard work. Have a party on March 15th to get momentum rolling, and plan one on April 15th to keep staff motivated.
  3. Don’t let common colds take down your firm. Stress can have a significant impact on the immune system, so do your part to encourage healthy habits during flu season. Keep cleaning supplies (including hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and tissue) on hand, and stock the break room with healthy snacks and Vitamin C. Your staff will appreciate the effort.
  4. Help employees with their personal errands. Offering dry cleaning pickup, car wash services and subscriptions to grocery delivery services are generous ways to give your staff members a few less things to worry about, which keeps the focus on your clients.

When your firm is under pressure, the last thing you want is staff taking sick days. With a little analysis and planning, your firm can combat the stressors at work and maximize productivity during the busiest time of the year.

New Years and QuickBooks Health Insurance

The New Year has started, and many employees use this as a chance to make changes to their businesses. Offering insurance can be a big drawl to employee recruitment and retention.  But, while many employers would like to offer health insurance, they often put off doing so because of the complexity of finding policies, and offering variety at reasonable costs.

After one year in the making QuickBooks Payroll has launched their partnership with Simply Insured to better serve small business owners. This partnership gives small businesses access and a path forward to providing health benefits to employees, with many of the same options and buying incentives available to larger businesses.

Who is Simply Insured?

QuickBooks Payroll has chosen to partner with Simply Insured to provide health benefits for small business employers. Simply Insured is a national online insurance broker. Using Simply Insured you can shop for medical, vision and dental insurance policies. Using a broker such as Simply Insured you get a range of plan carries for both major and minor agencies in an accelerating process. Instead of waiting weeks, quotes are generated in seconds.

Securing QuickBooks Payroll Health Insurance Benefits

Inside QuickBooks Online you can access the get started wizard for health insurance. In order to view the health insurance offering QuickBooks payroll must be turned on. You must also be logged in as the end user not the accountant. Follow these steps to access benefits:

1) From the Navigation Bar select the Workers

2) Select Benefits

3) Click ‘Find a plan’Expand

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When you initially access the Health Benefits page (as shown above) you will notice there is a ‘preview’ of plan costs, this generic dollar amount is based upon your business location which was determined from the zip code within your company information.

Application Process

4) After you select ‘Find a plan’, Simply Insured begins the process of comparing plans from major carriers to obtain instant quotes on coverages based upon your employees, their zip codes, and their ages. You will have options to narrow-down and filter coverages using the wizard as coverages are identified.Expand

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5) You can filters to narrow down coverage criteria (deductible amounts, specific carrier(s), co-pay requirements, physician networks, monthly premiums, etc.). Based upon the filter choices you will ultimately have several different coverage/plan options available for you and your employees.

Selecting a Quote

6) By selecting a quote additional benefits can be added like Dental and/or Vision.

7) Using the quote an actual plan can be generated by clicking Start Application.Expand

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Once Your Covered – QBO Payroll Deduction Tracking

One of the benefits of this program is streamlining of the bookkeeping behind premium administration because QuickBooks Payroll can record the deductions for these coverages. You won’t need to make manual journal entries to adjust for costs the way you might if you were using an outside insurance policy provider.

The resulting simplicity of quotation, customization of policy option design, and formal coverage cost determinations coupled with the easy of bookkeeping at least make this new Health Insurance partnership worth exploring. So be sure to check it out if you are using QuickBooks Online Payroll and looking for Health Insurance options.

Resolve Crash Catcher displaying while using QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks Mac Support

Perform several solutions to resolve Crash Catcher while using QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

Important: Please make sure to send the crash report that is presented by the Crash Catcher. Include as much detail as possible for the steps you took before the crash occurred.

Solution 1. Update to the latest release

  1. Open QuickBooks.
  2. On the taskbar at the top, go to QuickBooks Check for QuickBooks Updates.
  3. If you don’t have the latest release, follow on screen prompts to install.

Solution 2. Verify the integrity of the company file

  1. Go to File Utilities Verify Data.
  2. If a problem is detected:
    1. Go to File Utilities Rebuild Data.
    2. Run the Verify Data from step 1 one more time.
    3. If it still fails, restore a backup or contact technical support.

Solution 3. Safe Boot

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Press the Power button, then press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard until you see your Desktop.
  3. Open QuickBooks and perform the same task you were trying to complete before the Crash Catcher appeared.

Note: If you’re unable to reproduce the problem in Safe Boot, this might indicate a conflict between QuickBooks and something installed on your computer. If the issue persists in normal startup, consult an IT professional. To return to normal startup, reboot the computer without pressing any keys.

Solution 4. Add New Mac OS user

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select the Users & Groups icon.
  3. Select the + button to add a new user with Administrator permissions.
  4. Log in with this new user.
  5. Open QuickBooks, then try to reproduce the issue.

Enter direct deposit test debits


When you activate Direct Deposit, you are prompted to enter 2 debit amounts. These are the 2 small test debits from your bank account used to verify your bank account information before Direct Deposit is activated.

Details

Within two banking days of beginning the Direct Deposit activation process, you will see two small amounts have been debited from your bank account by QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. To complete the activation process and start using the service, you must enter those two amounts into QuickBooks Desktop.

  • If you know the debit amounts, enter them when prompted.
  • If you do not know your debit amounts, check your bank statement for two small debits under the company name Intuit.
  • If you started the Direct Deposit signup process previously and did not complete it, Contact Us.

To enter the test debits if you are not prompted:

  1. Choose Employees > My Payroll Service Activate Direct Deposit.
  2. Select Enter Test Debits.

If you do not see the option to enter test debits, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Employees > My Payroll Service > Account/Billing Information.
  2. Sign in using your Intuit Account login.
    For additional information about IAM Log in, see QuickBooks Payroll Account Maintenance Sign In PageFAQ.
  3. Click the Verify link next to your Direct Deposit bank account information.
  4. Enter the 2 test debit amounts to verify your new bank account. (see screenshot below)
  5. Enter and confirm your payroll PIN.
  6. Click Submit.

QuickBooks Error Code -6176, 0

While firewall Blocks Connection between two computer in multi user mode

Usually this error appears when QuickBooks unable to connect with company file or may be firewall configuration is as such which isn’t letting computers to communicate.

Or may be anti virus software firewall is not allowing user to connect with QuickBooks company file or some times company file won’t open or respond which cause QuickBooks Error -6176 -0.

In certain situation third party software could also cause this miscommunication.

Solution:

  • Disable multi user mode in QuickBooks by going into file option, Try to open company file in host computer.
  • Update QuickBooks to the latest release
  • If still you have QuickBooks Error -6176 -0 then try to open sample company file on on off the computer
  • If sample company file work just fine then may be an issue with the company file or may be your data is damage
  • Disable anti virus software on your host computer or may be try to create an exception inside anti virus firewall for QuickBooks
  • Above listed solution can help you to eliminate QuickBooks Error code -6176 -0 if still this error persist, Then you may try to repair QuickBooks first to do that Press and hold Windows key and press letter R type Command APPWIZ.CPL which will bring up Program and Features window. From this list select QuickBooks and do right click to Repair. Entire Process would take at-least  two or three minutes. Once process is finished please try to Open QuickBooks Company file.
  • If you are still unable to Open QuickBooks Company file please reinstall QuickBooks with the latest release.

Above listed solution will help you to resolve this issue in few steps but if all these steps won’t work then call QuickBooks technical Support expert at 1800 470 6903.

What ever information you see in this article are based on real time solution these solution can help you to resolve lots of QuickBooks related issues.

QuickBooks Error Support

QuickBooks is worlds no. 1 accounting software but even though some error can occur in QuickBooks while Using QuickBooks That is where our role as QuickBooks Support comes as we are the team of best QuickBooks ProAdvisor to assist you from getting the various error fixed. We as a Support provider keep in mind the importance of software to our users as the software is related to accounting which plays an important role in daily business activities. So we provide our users the fastest, safest and guaranteed error fixation.

Our Support team has a specialized line of education related to error fixation of QuickBooks and Safety Guideline. So we make no mistakes and provide the finest service facility to our genuine users. Our Support Plan covers all type of errors that can be encountered in QuickBooks and also any information needed regarding QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Technical Support  provides services to all version of QuickBooks ( Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Point Of Sale )

Some common error that people face and seek support for:-

QuickBooks Error Code  80029c4a – This particular error is usually encountered in older versions of QuickBooks but in newer versions, the problem is already resolved so upgrade to the latest version. Other cause could be file marked as Quarantined by antivirus firewall. For fixation of This error, you can call QuickBooks support anytime you feel free.

QuickBooks Crash Com Error– This particular error is due to Microsoft outlook which is a by a default mail service provider for QuickBooks. This error can be fixed by changing the mail setting, updating outlook, or adding a new id to outlook. Contact QuickBooks Support to easily get this problem fixed for you.

QuickBooks TLS Error-This particular error of Online Services occur due to Transport security layer of internet explorer because of using TLS 1.0 or 1.1 which is no longer supported by QuickBooks. To get Correct TLS being set contact QuickBooks Support.

QuickBooks Error 3371– This error is caused when QuickBooks is not able to read the licenses due to having older windows which is no longer supported by QuickBooks, Important files marked as Quarantined or may be damaged. Contact QuickBooks support to fix the data damage.

You can call us anytime for any technical assistance or help regarding QuickBooks. Call QuickBooks Technical Support USA at 1800-470-6903

QuickBooks Error Code -6000, -107

QuickBooks Error .TLG file is corrupt

.TLG file get Created when user create back up on QuickBooks. This file is one of the major component inside QuickBooks Company file. Inuit referred this file as Transition Log Gathering file which contain QuickBooks Transactions related entries and logs. Most of the issue happen just because of this file , If this file is damage or corrupt your QuickBooks application would give you QuickBooks Error code -6000 -107.

In most of the case user’s ended up loosing data  which could turn out to be major issue. To determine what impact this corrupt or damage file would make on to your data file, First you need to identify wether QuickBooks is updated or not. If it’s then next option is to open sample company file just to make sure you don’t have any issue with application. If all goes well after performing these troubleshooting steps , upload existing backup.

Once you have backup file open try to verify data with the help of rebuild data utility.

In case you are unable to open your back up file also the last solution would be uploading ADR file. ADR file also knows as QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery file which gets cerated by QuickBooks automatically each time your work on it. This file wouldn’t be guarantee that you would get your entire data back, Because this file gets created on weekly bases which means you may loose some of your data . Before performing this step it’s always recommended by Intuit that call QuickBooks Pro advisor for support at 1800 470 6903.  Even though QuickBooks Error code -6000 -107 isn’t that complex to resolve but some times this error code lead to major data damage. Or you may try to rename .tlg file as well which can be found inside Intuit folder which is located in your Computer Document folder.

QuickBooks Error Code -6190, -82

Intuit QuickBooks Error -6190 -82

Root Cause : When mismatch between QuickBooks Transaction log file which is also knows as .tlg and .QBW file which an file extension for working company  file.

  • When QuickBooks data is damage or more QuickBooks Supportive files are damage . In other words the files which are responsible for Quickbooks Performance (.nd ) which also know as QuickBooks Network Description file or QuickBooks Data Source file is damage .

Solution 1 :

  • Update QuickBooks as soon as you encounter with QuickBooks Error code -6190 -82 to the latest available update , You can check for update by clicking help option .
  • Or some QuickBooks update could also cause such issue, Please try to roll back latest update .

Solution 2 :

  • Find QuickBooks File location in your Computer and try to rename QuickBooks Supportive files .nd/.tlg/.dsn .

Solution 3 :

  • Contact QuickBooks technical Support for help, Intuit always recommended before you perform any trouble shooting steps during any error code please call an expert instantly to avoid any major data. In QuickBooks User store their business and financial data which really very sensitive information, If you may loose any file or any transaction user could have major data lose.
  •   Check QuickBooks log file for better understand QuickBooks Error code -6190 -82 , Log file inside QuickBooks is best source to understand latest error or task you have perform on your software. To find log file on windows computer press f2 and then f1 key.