How to write off Bad Debts within QuickBooks Online (QBO)

Bad debt(s) will mean that a customer owes you money, however for some reason you are unable to collect it. Within QBO, this will result in you having a debt owed to you which you know you aren’t going to get paid for. To write this balance, or ‘bad debt’ off, the remaining balance will…Read More

Dext mobile app

Uploading documents Due to technology constantly changing, companies need to find new ways to adapt against their competition. One way Dext have achieved this is with their mobile app. It is available on IOS and Android and you can download it from the app store or from an invitation via text or email. Once you…Read More

Dext – Invoice fetch

Dext has a feature where partnered suppliers can send any invoices and receipts straight to Dext, rather than you needing to log into each website and manually find and upload them. Dext Prepare will automatically check each of your authorised suppliers once a week and add any new documentation straight to the inbox. This is…Read More

Dext Commerce and QuickBooks

Dext recently acquired Greenback to launch their third product on the Dext platform, Dext Commerce, an app that formats information from sales platforms and standardises it ready for processing through to QuickBooks Online. Dext already had Dext Prepare in place, originally a place purely for expense receipts, now with Commerce, they are reaching further into…Read More

Tracking Employee Time in QuickBooks

Many businesses need to track their employees’ time, whether that’s to manage how time is spent, or how to pay them accordingly. This can be calculated and kept within QuickBooks by creating timesheets. To do this, use the ‘New’ button to create a weekly timesheet, and select an employee in the Name drop-down list. If…Read More

Reconciling an Account in QuickBooks Online

When handling your accounts in QuickBooks, it is important that all information kept is entirely accurate and up to date. To ensure this, QuickBooks has a reconciliation feature that allows you to match the end balance of your bank accounts against the balance shown in bank statements. To keep on top of your accounts it…Read More

Which QuickBooks is right for me?

There are plenty of options available when selecting a QuickBooks Online package. Your decision may be based on whether to use QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks self-employed or which QuickBooks Online package to use. This article will hopefully help make your decision a little easier. QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks self-employed There are vast differences between the…Read More

Approval automation for QuickBooks Online

ApprovalMax ApprovalMax is a tool that extends the online accounting platform QuickBooks Online with approval-driven financial controls. It replaces paper- and email-based approvals with fully automated multi-role and multi-tiered approval workflows, and ensures spend control and regulatory compliance for both internal accounting and financial service outsourcing organisations. Protect your data It is possible to perform…Read More

International Services-Brexit

Supply of services The two basic rules for services will remain unchanged post-transition: Business-to-business (B2B) services The basic place of supply of B2B services will be where the customer belongs. If the business customer belongs outside the UK, the supply is outside the scope of UK VAT. The UK service provider must include the sale…Read More

CIS Reverse Charge

Firstly what is a reverse charge? The reverse charge is described by HMRC as an Anti-fraud measure. It is a mechanism that shifts the liability for accounting for the output VAT from the supplier onto the customer. For chains with multiple contractors, this will transfer the liability to the final contractor in the chain who…Read More

Cross Border VAT- Goods arriving in the UK

International Goods From 1st January 2021 goods entering the UK will be an import and postponed accounting will be introduced for worldwide imports. This will be better for cash flow as it will mean that VAT is not payable by a VAT registered business at the time goods arrive in the UK. This will mean…Read More

Cross Border VAT- Goods Leaving the UK

International goods From 1st January 2021 all goods leaving the UK will be a zero-rated export. If you use QuickBooks to keep your records, the VAT code to use is 0.00% Z – Zero rate VAT. It is expected that the customer will be the importer of record in the destination country and therefore the…Read More

Tools for Charities

Use of Cloud Accounting tools for Charities As a charity, the requirements for accounting tools will be different from that of a normal Limited Company or Sole Trader.  There may be extra levels of reporting needed, or different needs in the day to day running of the organisation, such as the handling of petty cash.…Read More

Using Tags in QuickBooks

In QuickBooks Online, transactions can be tracked using a new feature called “Tags” Tags are personalised labels that allow you to track how your money is being used. These tags can be added to transactions such as invoices, expenses, and bills to help you analyse where your money is being spent. If this feature doesn’t…Read More

Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin