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Pay Vendors by Direct Deposits from QuickBooks

To pay 1099 vendors (sometimes referred to as independent contractors) by direct deposit, you must first be subscribed to the Direct Deposit service and have it already activated for paying employees. How? Important: Direct Deposit for vendor payments is not currently supported for Assisted Payroll users. Then follow the instructions below to activate Direct Deposit […]

How to set new employee default payroll defaults in QuickBooks

To set new employee default payroll defaults in QuickBooks: Go into the Employee or Payroll Center, make sure the “Employee” tab is selected Click “Manage Employee Information” button just above. In the dropdown menu, select “Change New Employee Default Settings” You can adjust: Payroll Schedule or Pay Frequency; Earnings, Additions/Deductions/Co Contributions items; “Taxes”  and “Sick/Vacation” […]

Wage Compensation for S Corporation Officers

FS-2008-25, August 2008 Corporate officers are specifically included within the definition of employee for FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act), FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act) and federal income tax withholding under the Internal Revenue Code. When corporate officers perform services for the corporation, and receive or are entitled to receive payments, their compensation is generally considered […]

How to align printer to print checks from QuickBooks

Click on link below for how to align printer to print checks from QuickBooks: Adjust Alignment For Check Printing

Writing and Printing Checks from QuickBooks

Click on this link to learn how to write and print checks from QuickBooks: WritingAndPrintingChecksFromQuickBooks  

How to find Windows uptime?

How to find Windows uptime (How long since the computer was turned on or re-started) depends on the version of Windows that you are using: Windows XP:        1.  Go to “Start” -> “Run“.     2.  Write “CMD” and press on “Enter” key.     3.  Write the command “net statistics server” and press on “Enter” key. […]

CA Workers Compensation: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

The difference between independent contractors and employees is sometimes difficult to distinguish when it comes to workers’ compensation insurance. California courts and state agencies typically use a number of tests to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. A crucial factor in determining employment status is the employer’s right to direct […]

Know which payroll is included for California Workers Compensation premiums.

Workers’ compensation premium is assessed on gross wages and other compensation as defined by law. The table below identifies whether or not a specific form of compensation is considered as payroll for premium calculation. Included as Payroll Not Included as Payroll Sick, vacation, and holiday pay Tips Bonuses and commissions Reward for discovery or invention […]