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ALERT — Spam / Phishing Email about Intuit QuickBooks – Security Tool

There is another spam / phishing email making the rounds again.  Please spread the word that this is not a legitimate email — just delete and do not click on any links.  It says: 

You will not be able to access your Intuit QuickBooks account without Intuit Security Tool (IST) after 31th of October, 2011.

You can download Intuit Security Tool here.

After a successful download please run the setup for an automatic installation, then login to Intuit QuickBooks online to check that it is working properly.

Although the dates may change as they send it often.  Check http://security.intuit.com when ever you aren’t sure or want to check on an email.  You can forward suspicious emails to spoof@intuit.com

Intuit’s Average Billing Rates Survey 2011 – Details for QuickBooks ProAdvisors, Accountants and Bookkeepers

Drilling Down on Intuit’s Bookkeeping Survey Results:  Regions, Population Density, and States

By Bill Teague

In Intuit’s second early report we drill down on the results of Intuit’s Bookkeeping Rates survey based on location.

Before we show you the results in terms of region, population density, and state, please be aware that the size of our sample this year allowed us to do something we have never done before. That is, we will now include our results for all states. This is the first time we have done so. While some states have small samples, we still think the results will be of interest.  Read more

QuickBooks Tip: Applying Owner’s Time for Job Costing

Job costing is important to contractors, builders and many other types of small businesses such as plumbers, electricians, architects, landscapers, wedding planners, caterers and many others.  When the business is a sole proprietor (or an LLC taxed as a sole proprietor), then the owner takes an Owner’s Draw instead of a paycheck.  Thus, you cannot allocate the owner’s time to jobs via payroll.  Instead, you can create a zero-dollar check to allocate the owner’s time (i.e. cost) to the job as follows: Read more

Join Michelle Long for What’s New in QuickBooks 2012 and Find and Fix Client Data Errors Faster

Welcome QuickBooks 2012 — there are some really great new features this year for QuickBooks users and accounting professionals! I am honored and excited to be one of the trainers again this year for Intuit Academy.  I hope you will join me for live seminars or webinars as detailed below. Read more

Subscribe, Share & Post to enter to Win QuickBooks Premier 2012 or QuickBooks Enterprise 12.0

It’s time to announce the sixth Weekly Winner of QuickBooks Premier 2012 (four more weeks to go)!  As a reminder, Intuit has generously donated nearly $8,300 worth of FREE QuickBooks 2012 products and services for me to give away! There will be 12 lucky winners of FREE QuickBooks 2012 products or services in this contest / giveaway. Read more

Congrats to the latest weekly winner of QuickBooks 2012 – Subscribe – Still More Chances to Win

It’s time to announce the fifth Weekly Winner of QuickBooks Accountant 2012 (six more weeks to go)!  As a reminder, Intuit has generously donated nearly $8,300 worth of FREE QuickBooks 2012 products and services for me to give away! There will be 12 lucky winners of FREE QuickBooks 2012 products or services in this contest / giveaway. Read more

Intuit’s Average Billing Rates Survey for 2011

Setting billing rates and fees can be challenging and can vary depending upon your education and credentials — are you a Certified ProAdvisor, CPA, accountant, bookkeeper or QuickBooks consultant?  How many years of experience do you have and do you specialize in a certain area?  Where are you located geographically?  Should you charge hourly or fixed fees?  Intuit recently conducted a new Average Billing Rates Survey and this post are the initial results.  Read more