Why am I doing accounting?

QQB 2015 1-Blog May 5th, 2015 Why would you want to spend your time doing accounting or learning accounting and/or bookkeeping unless you are a CPA, CFO, Accountant or Bookkeeper? The Queen was perplexed at first – why, in the classes she taught for years at College of Marin, and now at Redwood High School […]

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Important IRS Audit Information

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IRS audits have always required many documents, but now they want the entire QuickBooks company file. This is a problem and we can fix it.

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Important Dates to Calendar for Accounting

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Proper planning can eliminate last minute crisis in the accounting department.  There are deadlines throughout the year but they can all be accomplished easily if one begins EARLIER in the year to plan for the future deadlines.  This will enable your accountant to properly audit, review and finalize the data. October 2010: Pick out your […]

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QuickBooks Pro 2010: Error Message When Attempting Updates

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Intuit released a recent update, R6, which caused the Queen’s QuickBooks file to crash numerous times while installing.  Fearing her royal subjects would encounter the same problem, she contacted Intuit, and was informed that the newest R7 update would replace the R6, and not cause any further crashes.  If you had previously tried to install the R6 […]

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Adjusting Journal entries and audit trail in QuickBooks

Two great questions arrived at the castle this week: how to get rid of renegade adjusting journal entries and how can I know if changes have been made to my QuickBooks company file?  The first one is from the south from Davis at Cyclecenter.com:  “Highness, is there any way to remove clean-up genrnl’s from QB […]

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What is the Chart of Accounts? In QuickBooks? And how can I get a perfect one.

Your accounting program keeps track of money for you by putting each check you write, bill you pay, invoice you create into a bucket (called an account).

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Year End Tasks and Advice from the Queen

Queen’s Year End Article #1: After a period of time your QuickBooks file will become larger and larger. One way to reduce the file size is to archive or clean up data. Before you begin this process, it is important to know how QuickBooks cleans up data and what transactions are affected. Below is a […]

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How QuickBooks Can Help You Pay Less Taxes

….and pay for your next vacation Income taxes, that is. The Queen has no control over payroll taxes paid to the federal and state governments – if she did, it would be different than it is now. Let’s face it, right now you are recovering from either filing your income tax returns and paying the […]

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Do you have a question for the Queen?

If you have an accounting question you’d like to ask The Queen, please go to the contact page and check the box labeled “Royal Questions” and submit your form. The Queen will answer and post the question and reply on this site. Thank you!

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New Year, New Questions, New Answers

Now that the dust has settled, let’s talk about cleaning up the dust. Your 1099’s have been sent to subcontractors who made over $600. last year and provided services; your W2s have been mailed to employees and now it is time to begin the review for handing off your financials to the CPA to do […]

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