Category Archives: QuickBooks Online

I own multiple companies – What should I know?

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If you own more than one company, you want to keep your accounting records clean. You likely have transactions that affect two or more companies, but you are unsure of how to enter them correctly. Many of our clients run two or more companies. If you are in this situation, what should you know about handling […]

What are Unapplied Cash Payments in QBO?

Old ledger Unapplied cash payments in QBO

You are using QuickBooks Online (QBO) and you have prepared a report in cash basis. You have noticed two strange lines on your Profit & Loss report. These are the Unapplied Cash Payment Income and Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense accounts. You may have wondered why Unapplied Cash Payments in QBO appear on your cash […]

My QBO bank feed is wrong. How do I fix it?

If you are a QuickBooks Online (QBO) user, then you are most likely familiar with bank feeds. Bank feeds are a great feature, but they can be troublesome at times. If your bank feed is wrong, how can you fix it? We list some common questions that can help you determine the source of the […]

How do I customize my invoices in QBO?

Ivy customize invoices in QBO

You are ready to create your first invoice for a customer in QuickBooks Online (QBO). But the default invoice doesn’t quite look right. How can you customize invoices in QBO? Are there any tips on what to include so that your invoices will look beyond amazing? We are here to share the basics on customizing your invoice […]

Why should I use bank rules in QBO?

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As a business owner, you did not start your business to do accounting (unless you are us of course!). If you are using QuickBooks Online (QBO) for your accounting, entering transactions manually is time-consuming. Wouldn’t it be great if QBO could create transactions for you? The good news is that it can – by using […]

How can I create custom reports in QBO?

If you are using Quickbooks Online (QBO), you know their solution offers a wide selection of standard reports. While having the ability to create reports on-demand is great, what if you need a custom report? How can you create custom reports in QBO?  Financial reports tell the story of your business. You may want customized […]

How do I reconcile my bank accounts in QBO?

In the past, we have shared the importance of reconciling your bank accounts.  At this point, you know you should do them. However, if you are a QuickBooks Online (QBO) user, running a bank reconciliation seems time-consuming and overwhelming. How do you reconcile your bank account in QBO? While it is true that reconciling your bank […]

Which accounting software should I use?

You know you need accurate and up to date information to successfully run your business.  You want to use accounting software that will work for you.  Which accounting software should you use?  No matter which accounting software solution you choose, you need to determine your bookkeeping needs and make sure that the solution will satisfy […]

How do I close my books in QuickBooks Online?

How do I close dates in QuickBooks Online?

You are ready to provide your books to your tax professional and have your business tax returns prepared.  You want to know what you need to do in your QuickBooks (QBO) file to finalize the year. It is important to review your data for the year for accuracy.  But there is another step that you […]

QBO QuickTips: The QBO Dashboard

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You’re totally overwhelmed by QuickBooks Online (QBO). But guess what? You’re already doing the right thing. Asking questions about how to use it means you’ve made the good decision to move to cloud accounting. In this and coming articles, we will be discussing some of our favorite features in QBO and share some helpful tips […]