Do You Need a More Robust Version of QuickBooks?

October 2013 Do You Need a More Robust Version of QuickBooks? Maybe you just need to study your current version thoroughly. But it might be time to move up. If QuickBooks were just one product, its appeal would be more limited than it is. Because there’s an entire family of Windows desktop software applications (as […]

Receiving Inventory With or Without Bills in QuickBooks

July 2013 Receiving Inventory With or Without Bills in QuickBooks From Ghost Partner and Steele Martin Jones When your goods come rolling in, be sure to document them correctly. You’re probably happy to see couriers delivering inventory items you’ve ordered since it means you can ship to customers, but recording the new stock means yet […]

Learning How to Protect Your Finances within QuickBooks!

June 2013 Learning How to Protect Your Finances within QuickBooks! Although it might be hard to believe, many cases of “Financial Fraud” come from within one’s own organization.  Therefore it is quite important to learn how to protect your finances not just from the outside, but from the inside as well! A recent QuickBooks blog […]

Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online

May 2013 Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online From Ghost Partner & Steele Martin Jones Intuit’s cloud-based accounting solutions get you up and running fast. QuickBooks Online has been slowly evolving for over a decade, but one thing has remained constant: simplicity. These web-based versions – built from scratch, from the ground up – are […]

Q and A with Tom Jones (CPA, a partner with Steele Martin Jones & Company)

*(Questions also printed in the Jackson Sun)* Q:  I notice for the first time this year that my employer lists the amount of health insurance paid on my W-2.  Do I get a deduction for that? A:  Employees are seeing a new code on their Forms W-2 in box 14, a Code DD.  This is […]

New! If you are a business accepting tax exempt certificates…

If you are a business accepting tax exempt certificates (meaning your customer thinks they are exempt), you can verify that on the TN Revenue website. TN Revenue Website According to the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue: “Tennessee businesses often have customers who wish to make purchases free from sales tax, either because they intend […]

Is 2013 The Year You Finally Go Mobile With Financial Data?

January 2013 Is 2013 The Year You Finally Go Mobile With Financial Data? Using QuickBooks Mobile, you’ll improve business relations, put out fires before they start and unchain yourself from your office computer. There are only a few reasons why you wouldn’t be using QuickBooks Mobile on your smartphone. Maybe you don’t have a smartphone. […]

Say Good-Bye to 2012 and Ready QuickBooks for 2013

December 2012 Say Good-Bye to 2012 and Ready QuickBooks for 2013 We hope you’ll be ringing out a successful financial year at month’s end. In any case, here’s what you should know about preparing for 2013. End of the year. QuickBooks has been hard at work for the past 11+ months, recording and tracking and […]

Are You Defining Items in QuickBooks Correctly?

November 2012 Are You Defining Items in QuickBooks Correctly? Create item records in QuickBooks carefully, and QuickBooks will return the favor by running useful, accurate reports. Figure 1: Clearly-defined items result in precise reports. Obviously, you’re using QuickBooks because you buy and/or sell products and/or services. You want to know at least weekly — if […]

Taxmageddon

  Firm Partner, Tom Jones, suggests that high-income people should consider taking extra income in 2012 rather than possible higher tax rates in 2013.  Here’s a note that you can use as a base.   TAX INCREASES / TIMING DIFFERENCES FOR HIGH INCOME TAXPAYERS I’m sure you’re following the “Taxmageddon” that they’re talking about toward year […]