QuickBooks

QuickBooks is an accounting software package geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offers on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. QuickBooks includes remote access capabilities, remote payroll assistance and outsourcing, electronic payment functions, online banking and reconciliation, mapping features through integration, improved e-mail functionality, import from Excel spreadsheets, employee time tracking options, pre-authorization of electronic funds and new Help functions.

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Now that the Intuit Turbo tax software has been released I'm looking to purchase the software now so I can get a better idea of how much I will owe in taxes for this year especially since I am currently working on a 1099 basis and haven't had any tax deductions made since July of this year.

My income taxes for the United States and California are from two employers, one of which I was paid using a W2 basis and the other one in which I am being paid using a 1099 basis.

I own my home and understand that technically I am considered to be self employed and as such want to get as many deductions as possible from my home mortgage interest, from improvements made to my home/home business, from my vehicle which I use to travel to my customer site, and from anything else I have spent on my business.

Normally I would file my taxes online at https://turbotax.intuit.com/ but Turbo Tax support has told me that returns for this year will not be able to be started on this website until the second week of January 2018. I need to get an idea now of how much I will owe in taxes based upon what I have already earned and what I am projected to earn for the rest of this year.

So will it be best for me to purchase Turbo Tax Basic, Turbo Tax Deluxe, or Turbo Tax Home & Business so I can claim the most deductions and credits?
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Our company is completly paperless and have been for years. We move Quickbooks from a Windows 7 to Windows 10 Machine in the last couple of months. Our accounting department has brought an issue to my attention that I am hoping someone has some ideas of a work around. We have a naming convention that we have been using for the past 5 years, that now that we have moved to Windows 10 is giving us this issue.

Consistent naming has Been: 2017-11-12 Amazon $149.66.pdf

In File Explorer (Quickbooks add attachment) When they do a search for Amazon, it comes up. When they do a search for the Date, it comes up. When you search for 149.66 or $149.66 it does not come up. If I save the file without the "$" and search for $149.66 or 149.66 it finds the PDF file, and now we can attach.

We had also had an Issue with Windows 7 Search that would not find "PHP" in the name. Our Insurance company is Physicians Health Plan, so the naming convention we had to go with is: PHPlan, otherwise they would not come up.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Ron Kramer
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Are home improvements such as remodeling, painting, and replacing the carpet tax deductible (especially if I am self employed and work from home)?
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Hi All,
I have a client who emails statements from QuickBooks 2016 for Mac. They are setup to send the statements to Outlook for Mac. When the statements complete merging, they all have a Null character in the BCC field which stops them from automatically sending (at minimum they merge about 25 but usually sends about 100+ at one time. I am attaching a picture of what email looks like

This issue started to happen after upgrading MS Office for Mac 2011 to MS Office for Mac 365.

I tried
>Uninstalling QuickBooks. rebooting, then re-installing QuickBooks
>We tried with the sample file and was successful
>We ran the Repair/Verify utilities
*I can't remember why but we have to send the statements through Outlook so setting up email in QuickBooks isn't an option

Any suggestions?

The Mac is running OSX 10.12
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What are some websites I can visit where I can calculate the differences in monthly interested paid and total interest paid on a 30 year mortgage of $220,000 with either a 4.25% or a 3.625% interest rate?

I have other similar scenarios I would like to calculate.
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Just had someone mention that the network version of  quickbooks was sluggish & here's what task manager tells me about traffic,.
Everything is gigabit ethernet, so why is this so slow?Net-traffic.JPG
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I'm installing a new server (Win Server 2016 Std.)  and considering installing a Hyper-V machine as a Remote Desktop Server to host Quickbooks Enterprise 2018.  
I've called Intuit support to see if they have installation and configuration suggestions or documentation and found them to be be (predictably) unhelpful.  They claim that they no longer support Remote Desktop deployments for QB Enterprise and suggest signing up for their hosted service (which sounds remarkably like Remote Desktop!).
I don't want to waste company time and money on server setup and CALs only to find that it doesn't work.
Any current users/admins out there with recent experience that can comment, advise, endorse or dissuade on this topic?
Any input is appreciated.
Ken C.
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I have read on the http://ficoscore.com/education/ website that "Between all three bureaus, there are 19 FICO® Scores that are most commonly used by lenders. The score version that matters most to you depends on the type of loan you’re interested in and where your lender pulls your scores. You can use the chart below as a guideline."

Are there any websites I can visit that will provide me with all of my current 19 FICO® Scores?

The websites I currently visit like Bofa.com, discover.com, and the credit bureau websites provide only one version of the Fico credit scores and I'm interested in seeing what my current 19 FICO® credit scores are.

What websites or services will allow me to do this?

FICO-SCORE-VERSIONS
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HI Experts,

I have been using QB Desktop 2012 until recently, but noticed that I could not open my previous HST filings. I thought that this was because of the  old version of QB and I am running Windows 10, so I decided to migrate to QBO.

QBO's view is more extended and I see that all of the HST periods (from and to) are off. I file quarterly, but see that I have periods sometimes for 1 month. Actually as I was filing using QB for desktop I always printed my summary, and the periods on the printouts all are correct.

I have chatted many times with Intuit, but the issue does not seems to be resolved.  Now in QBO when I click "View Summary" for any period listed, I see my header, but nothing else. No line numbers, no amounts, just blank report.

One rep told me that I need to request for my HST periods to be reopened, which I did, then refile withing QBO.  When I go to refile, starting with my very first periods, only my Sales (line 101) is correct, and everything else is $0.00 - probably because everything is paid.

I am now thinking that my QB file was corrupted from my desktop version, but any idea how to fix this? Who can I contact?

As a developer - And, I don't want to do this, but is it possible to get backend access through API or even SQL and maybe adjust the periods manually - maybe that will fix everything? Or is there another versions of QB that I can run that will give me SQL access?

Or am I pretty much in trouble and need to open a new company …
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Is it possible to deduct COBRA payments from a US tax return?
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Is it possible to restore a backup of quick books database from quickbooks premiere 2017 into quick books pro 2017?
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I've been researching credit cards the past couple of days and there are so many different choices.

I see AMEX is highly recommended, higher yearly fee, along with Chase INK. Card is paid in full each month so interest rates don't matter.

I don't travel much for business. The business is all Web Consulting.

Any suggestions on what you recommend or to stay away from?

Thanks
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We have a customer running QB Premier Edition 2016 and for the past year - sporadically - they will get H202 errors and cannot access multi-user functionality - it will run in single mode but not multi.  For the first few times after it started happening, we would reboot the server and it seemed to fix it.  However, when that didnt work, we did some research and it said to stop the DNS server, start the QBDatabase26 service and restart the DNS and it works.  Sometimes we can get for a couple of months and other times it happens a couple of times a week.  Is there a permanent fix?
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We have a client that has Windows Server standard 2016 and requires Quickbooks enterprise setup.

The challenge is they have an all Mac environment. Possible and hopefully going to Windows.

Is it feasible with the current setup that we can install Quickbooks enterprise for 8 users and have them remote desktop into the Windows server to use the software?
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A customer of mine has purchased a new Macbook Pro and wants me to move all her files from the pc over to the Macbook.  I have never done this before.  Will the format be compatible with the Macbook? is there a conversion process that must be done first?
And what about her quick-books files.  On her pc she had the desktop version and now she is switching over to the online mac version.  Is this something that Quick-books support will have to help us with?
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See above? I am currently backing up my Quickbooks file to the cloud using Carbonite...wonder if OneDrive is a feasible alternative? Thanks
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I have a client running Windows 7-64bit and attempting to install Outlook 2011-Pro

After installing The Licenses it takes only about 10 Seconds till it gets to the Installation of Flash when it Crashes.

Please view the Error messages in Order.

1) Failed to Install < Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Setup
2) FP_AX_MSI-INSTALLER.exe    installer error message
3) 2nd Installer Error Message
4) MSI 1603 error message

I have already reinstalled flash Player
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I have been running Quick Books -2016 Desktop for over a year. About a month ago I received this Error Message: Could not initialize properties.  Error 3371, Status Code -11118. Quick Books could not load the license data. This maybe caused by missing or damaged files.

1. I installed Quick Books on another machine with no problems.
2. Reinstalled on the "Problem" machine and received the same error.
3. Installed "New" version of Windows 10, on reformatted drive on "Problem machine" - received Error message 3371.
Not sure what to do next. Quick Books tech support guides don't offer assistance, without a hefty service charge
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A strange situation that has suddenly occurred. From what I can tell we have not changed anything to cause the issue.  Server is a Windows Server 2016 standard.  The clients are Windows 10 x64.  When pcs first boot in the morning, one of the three mapped drives has a red X in the drive mapping when viewed in file explorer.  If you double click the drive letter you can still access the contents.  However, the red X never goes away.  The only way to rectify the situation is to manually disconnect the drive.  Which from what I have seen doesn't actually remove it from the file explorer view.  However, if you then reboot, then the drive mapping appears normal.  In addition, there was once instance where suddenly in the middle of the day, the red X reappeared for one user.  This has been going on for about a week and a half.  The worst part of it is that the Quickbooks 2017 application does not seem to like the red X situation.  If the drive mapping has the red X, then Quickbooks will not let users open any of the datafiles on the server.  However, once the drive is disconnected and the pc reboots, Quickbooks works fine.  I am looking for any advice as to what could be causing this issue and how to correct it.
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I want to import an invoice into Quickbooks Online, however I have a few specifications that are not working.
1. I want to separate the time and expenses. So the time will be under the normal category and then under the reimbursable will be all the expenses.
2. We have a contract amount column, which would be set at the beginning of each customer, then should carry out to all the invoices for that customer.
3. Prior Billed which would detect the totals that have been previously invoiced.
4. Total billed column that would tally all the that has been billed for that category thus far as well as the current billed.

Attached is a sample of our invoice. Is there anyway to make this invoice as a template in QBO?
Sample-Invoice.docx
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there's a couple 'items' (really comments / information) that I put on each invoice.  I have them set as items in the items list  and choose them each time I make an invoice.  Tedious!  (things like 'don't forget - we offer this service or that service....'  It's a few lines of text.

Is there a way to have an item already in an invoice when making a new one (control N or similar).  Yeah, there's a comment box at the bottom of the default invoice templates, but the verbiage for these items I want to add is just too much - that box would be  bigger than the items area : )   and that text is on each page. I just need to have the info show 1x on the invoice.
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hi experts,

 I have quickbooks 2016 installed and when I go to Edit>preferences and click on send forms under send email using:
i only see web mail and I need outlook there because I need to send using outlook but it's somehow hidden and it doesn't let me see the other options... see screenshot
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I have a very odd situation for which I'm looking for assistance.

I have a client with a server running Server 2012 R2 Essentials.  They use WSE RemoteApp to allow remote users to access QuickBooks Enterprise 16.  This works fine for several users, except for one who just recently started having problems.  He can connect to the server and log into QuickBooks, but QB will abort moments later with an Unrecoverable Error.  The Code is 19758  66888.  I'm not finding anything online about that error.

What is particularly odd about this is that it only occurs with this one computer.  I try the same thing on another computer running the same version 1703 (and build) of Windows 10 Home, from the same location (have tried 2 different locations), using the same login and QuickBooks credentials with no problems.

I have installed a new hard drive in the laptop and reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch and the same symptom occurs.  The BIOS and drivers are up to date with no errors.

When I reinstalled Windows, I did copy user data (Documents, etc.) from the old drive.  I thought that might somehow be the issue, so I created a new user on the computer.  It shows the same error.  Both users are local admins.

The only common element with the failures is this specific computer.  The error is coming from QuickBooks.  I'm not seeing how something in this computer can cause the application error in the host computer.

I added a new Windows user on the server as well as a new QB …
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I have a 2012 Standard r2 Server that i have installed Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions 17.0. After the installation i can not get the QuickbooksDB27 Service to start. I have uninstalled reinstalled many times. QB 2014 worked fine. When i first try to start the service i get an error that the user login failed so i reset the password for the .\QBDataServiceUser27 user and then try to restart then i get Windows could not start the QuickbooksDB27 service on the Local Computer. Error 1053: The Service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

I adjusted the Time out in the registry for a longer time and same thing. I have spoken to Intuit and that is just a waste of air. This is a single server running as a guest on a 2012 r2 Std Hyper V. It has roles of DC, AD, File, RDS,

Any one have any suggestions.
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I have several small clients that would like to purchase a file server. I had considered spinning up a couple of vm's at my office and hosting it for them, but Im not sure how I should do it. All they want is a "Company drive", they dont wish to be joined to a domain. Its primarily for files, but it could host a quickbooks db. Any suggestions?
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QuickBooks

QuickBooks is an accounting software package geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offers on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. QuickBooks includes remote access capabilities, remote payroll assistance and outsourcing, electronic payment functions, online banking and reconciliation, mapping features through integration, improved e-mail functionality, import from Excel spreadsheets, employee time tracking options, pre-authorization of electronic funds and new Help functions.

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