Intuit QuickBooks Payroll 1 About this guide The illustrations and procedures in this guide are for customers using Simple Start 2009; however, Intuit QuickBooks Payroll works with QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2009, 2008, and 2007 as well. For more information regarding setup or use of QuickBooks Payroll with earlier. QuickBooks Simple Start - Intuit.
One of the big commercial accounting software programs for your online business, Intuit, has released a “simple” version of its popular QuickBooks software. The package is called Intuit QuickBooks Simple Start. The program works through your web browser, so it’s compatible with any operating system that has an Internet browser, whether it’s PC-, Mac-, or Linux-based. It’s free for 30 days, and currently, costs $12.95 per month after that.
The following steps illustrate how easy it is to start keeping books with Simple Start:
A page appears that prompts you to register with an e-mail address and password.
Follow the steps presented on the next three screens to complete your registration (which is free):
(If you don’t want to download your existing data, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.)
The QuickBooks Online Simple Start home page opens and explains the different options.
Simple Start comes with extensive Help files to get you accustomed to its features. Click Help or How Do I? near the right side of the home page to get a jump start on using the program. Or click Getting Started to find out more about how to keep records.
You can click the buttons at the bottom of the Company tab (New, Edit, Delete, and so on) to change the list of the accounts.
The Cash Expense window appears.
A dialog box appears that prompts you to choose the type of bank account to create.
A window appears with the message What do you want to call this account?
The window closes and you return to the Cash Expense window.
This example assumes you click New Customer.
The Customer Information dialog box appears.
The customer’s information is added to your business file. You can now choose that customer when performing subsequent tasks.
The Invoice dialog box appears.
The customer’s name appears in the Customer box at the top of the Invoice dialog box.
If you haven’t yet defined the item, a dialog box appears, prompting you to add a description of the work and the amount.
After you define the item and choose the item from the drop-down list, the description and amount are automatically added to the invoice.
A dialog box appears, prompting you to set up your company information for the invoice.
You return to the Invoice window so you can create another invoice if needed.
After entering some data, you can click the Reports menu option and choose from among several reports that you can generate and print. You can track customer activity, all expenses, all transactions, or product tax or accountant reports. When running the reports, be sure to select a reporting period within the current calendar year.