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Avalara & Sales Tax Nexus 2019 [UPDATE]

Posted by Lester San Jose on Mar 19, 2019

A recent teleconference with Avalara reminded attendees the Sales Tax world is still an elusive target, since the Wayfair Inc. Supreme Court Decision. As businesses try to keep up with its effects, more states are enacting new legislation coinciding with new allowances to collect sales tax from sellers who conduct business in their state – without a physical presence therein. As of this writing, there is a host of states still deliberating over enacting specific legislation affecting marketplaces.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Online, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Avalara, Taxes in Oregon

Washington State Paid Family Leave [UPDATE]

Posted by Lester San Jose on Mar 13, 2019

For those who may be an employee in Washington state or an employer who has employees based in Washington state, but haven't been getting updates on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits: we just got an update from the Washington State Employment Security Department.  Glance further below, for a fairly comprehensive update of what's happening so far.

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Topics: News & Resources, Small Business Accounting, Payroll Setup, Small Business Ideas

QuickBooks Desktop UDAS: Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet: [User]

Posted by Lester San Jose on Mar 11, 2019

Months ago, we covered the process known as UDAS. Reviewing the material drew out the realization we can make this more substantial for users like yourself; and those in your organization. This can increase precision in root cause discovery for behavioral or performance issues you notice or keep noticing in QuickBooks Desktop - whether you use QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition, or QuickBooks Enterprise.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Company File

ebs Associates is an Elite QuickBooks Solution Provider

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jan 17, 2019

The Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider (QSP) program includes only the top business professionals, qualified in meeting their customers’ diverse needs. The program tiers providers into Member, Advanced, Strategic, Executive, and Elite levels - with Elite being the highest tier. Membership evaluation is based on capability requirements, along with achieving product and service goals. Read More

Topics: Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop

[8] Best QuickBooks Add-Ons and Apps You Need To Try In 2019

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jan 14, 2019

There are plenty of QuickBooks apps to choose from to provide automation to the many tasks done manually in QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online. The depth of QuickBooks app integration can inevitably overwhelm - while you look for QuickBooks add ons & extensions to fill specific gaps encountered in recording transactions.  Each business will have specific operational needs, requiring specific apps. While acknowledging this, here are apps providing immediate impact for ANY business in 2019.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Avalara, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Field Service Management, Fishbowl Inventory Management, TSheets

Handling Fraud with QuickBooks Desktop  | Cyber Security

Posted by Lester San Jose on Oct 9, 2018

Whether your accounting tasks are done on a single PC or you have multiple users working on different screens, it's critical you make use of all that QuickBooks offers in terms of internal controls to tighten data security.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Company File, Cyber Security Awareness, Small Business Ideas

How to Track QuickBooks Classes, Customer, Job & Vendor Types

Posted by Lester San Jose on Oct 3, 2018

QuickBooks' standard reports are critical to understanding your company's past, present, and future. But the program also offers innovative tools that can make them significantly more insightful and comprehensive. QuickBooks offers two simple conventions that let you identify related data: classes and types.

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Training or How To, Vendor Management

Your Primer on Automating Your Business & Record Keeping

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 22, 2018

It goes without saying: complete and accurate financial record keeping is crucial to your business success. Good records provide the financial data helping you operate more efficiently. It becomes more important, as year-end preparation looms around the corner.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Taxes in Oregon, Vendor Management, Small Business Ideas

ebs Associates Repeats as Top 5000 Fastest Growing Company In The USA

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 17, 2018

Last year, we said there was no better measurement of success after being listed among the fastest growing companies; we were wrong. ebs Associates was named as one of the fastest growing companies again, making the Inc. 5000 List for the second time in a row.

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6 New Features In QuickBooks Online

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 2, 2018

In case you didn't hear about the new features being made available to QuickBooks Online, our team did and wants to share them with you.

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Topics: New QuickBooks Features, Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Vendor Management

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