Restoring a QuickBooks backup file is easy. The only mistake you have to be careful not to make is to restore the wrong file. Fortunately, if you do restore the wrong QuickBooks file, you can just try again, making sure to select the most recent QuickBooks backup file. The instructions below walk you the process of restoring your QuickBooks backup file: First, select Open or Restore Company from the QuickBooks File menu.
A list of upcoming dates and actions that accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners should be aware of follows:
The instructions below guide you through the process of backing up QuickBooks on a regular basis, such as at a regular time and day each week. From the QuickBooks File menu select Save Copy or Backup.
In January Intuit announced Quicken for the iPhone, prompting QuickBooks Online users to ask whether or not they would be able to access their company data via the iPhone. Intuit responded. QuickBooks Online users can now access their company data from anywhere using their iPhones. To access your company data in QuickBooks Online:
Intuit recommends backing up your QuickBooks file daily. Depending on the amount of data you enter, this may be more than necessary. However, there is no question that you want to back up regularly. Fortunately, creating a backup copy of your QuickBooks file is easy. First, decide if you want to backup your QuickBooks company file every time you close it or at regular intervals. Detailed information showing you how to backup your QuickBooks company file every time you close follows:
I added three QuickBooks tutorials this week. Each tutorial covers a different section of the QuickBooks EasyStep Interview. All three include pictures and a brief discussion of each step involved in setting up a company in QuickBooks using the QuickBooks EasyStep Interview. Links to these QuickBooks tutorials follow:
The third part of the QuickBooks EasyStep Interview, to be completed after Getting Started With QuickBooks and Customizing QuickBooks For Your Business, guides you through the process of setting up your chart of accounts. QuickBooks will use your answers to the next few questions in the QuickBooks EasyStep Interview to create a Chart of Accounts that will help you track and report on your business. While QuickBooks makes it easy to change and develop your Chart of Accounts on an ongoing basis, taking the time to get it as right as possible the first time will save lots of time later. Click Next to start.
After creating your QuickBooks company file (see Getting Started With QuickBooks), the QuickBooks EasyStep Interview will guide you through the process of customizing QuickBooks for your business. Your answers to the questions in this section will be used to customize your QuickBooks home page. Don't worry if you aren't sure about all the answers, however, as it is easy to make changes later. Click Next to begin.
The IRS has created an Economic Stimulus Payment Calculator to help individuals figure out whether or not they qualify for a stimulus payment and to estimate how much they will receive. To use this calculator, simply input information from your 2007 Form 1040, Form 1040EZ, or Form 1040A. It takes 5-10 minutes.
When you start QuickBooks for the first time, you will see a window like the one below. Inside the No Company Open window are 3 boxes: