QuickBooks for Mac and Mountain Lion

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Wait to Update First – a word of advice – Don’t update the OS on your business’ computer the day, or even week, it comes out.  As much as I love Macs, I only do that on my test computer for the first couple of months.  I prefer to let everyone else be the guinea […]

QuickBooks for Mac 2012 R10 update released

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07-27-2012 NOTE – this Release has been pulled due to an Apple bug with the Keychain that affects Merchant Services and online Banking.  If you have upgraded to ML, you may want to revert to R9 Details of the release are below.  If you are going to update to Mountain Lion*, you’ll want to make […]

QuickBooks for Mac 2012 R9

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There are some good fixes in this release!  If you are in the Multi-User version, don’t forget to upgrade QuickBooks for Mac Server first.  And if you have sent a file off to your accoutant, don’t install this upgrade until your file comes back. Accounts Payable You can now choose previous transactions in Enter Bills […]

Adjusting Sales Tax in QuickBooks for Mac

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QuickBooks does a really good job of keeping track of Sales Tax owed.  But sometimes when you fill out the Sales tax form you end up with minor adjustments due to rounding or errors.  Some states allow a discount for paying on time or early.  So you often need to adjust your Sales Tax  Liability […]


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I love showing clients this trick; sometimes even longtime QuickBooks users don’t know its there.  In both QB for Mac and QB for Windows, if you are in any number field, you can turn that field into a mini-calculator, simply by using one of the  math function symbols: – +/* Simply enter the first amount […]

Basic Manufacturing Process for QB for Mac

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QuickBooks for Mac is not really designed to handle accounting for goods in a manufacturing environment.  It doesn’t have Assembly items, which QB uses as a Bill of Materials.  However, it is possible to account for a simple manufacturing process, using some workarounds, to produce Bills of Materials to move costs from Raw Materials to […]

QuickBooks for Mac 2012 R4

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  Release 4 for Quickbooks for Mac 2012 was released this week.  Here are the highlights of the changes.  I’v added some comments (in italics) to some items.  If you have experienced any of these issues, you’ll be glad to know that they have been addressed.  As always, if you are running QB in Mulit-User mode, […]

Don’t rush in to the Lion’s mouth…

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The much anticipated release of Mac OS 10.7, aka Lion is today.  Many Mac users being the early adopters they are, the App Store will probably get clogged as they rush to download it for the unbelievable price of $29.99. But I’m advising my clients to wait at least a couple of weeks.  Why?  Those […]

Parallels and Quickbooks, Part II

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QuickBooks, Finally Okay, now you have a Virtual Machine (VM) all set up.  Think of it as a Windows computer that actually co-exists happily with a Mac, much better than it does in the “real” world, actually.  You are ready to install QuickBooks and get working. First a brief note:  Intuit does not officially support […]

Parallels and QuickBooks™, part I

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I love my Mac. And QuickBooks for Mac 2011 is the best yet, but it still lags way behind its Windows counterpart, QuickBooks Pro 2011, in a lot of features.  Plus, there is no option to upgrade to the Premier or Enterprise level program, let alone have access to the Intuit App Center, or the […]