What’s New in QuickBooks for Mac 2013

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QuickBooks for Mac 2013 is available to the public today, and it is really full of substantial improvements and exciting new features.  I’m much more excited about the changes to this version than I am about the improvements in the Windows version, especially at the Pro and Premier level.  Below are highlights of the new […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Quickbooks for Mac 2011 R9 Released Today

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Important! If your accountant is working on your file, wait until you get the file back before you upgrade. If you’ve sent your data to your accountant, wait to upgrade to R9 until after you’ve restored your file with your accountant’s changes using your current copy of QuickBooks. Once the file is restored, choose QuickBooks […]