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Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013

Preparing payroll in any small business can be a daunting task. Whether you have one employee or 20 employees, the federal and state requirements are often the same! However, by using the payroll feature in QuickBooks 2013, you can master efficient techniques for creating checks, paying taxes, and generating forms and reports quickly and easily.

And once you've mastered the basics, you'll gain troubleshooting tips and solutions to help you solve common problems and mistakes to simplify the whole payroll process. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to process payroll in QuickBooks and solve many of the problems that can pop up along the way.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting December 12, 2018

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Starting December 12 | January 16

Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013

Details + Objectives

Course Code: qp3

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to prepare for the payroll process with the IRS
  • Review all aspects of how to set up and maintain payroll information for your employees in QuickBooks
  • Learn how to track work and vacation time and produce job costing reports
  • Understand how to generate W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms
  • Learn to create paychecks
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in your ability to correctly run payroll and comply with federal and state laws
  • Become more efficient at payroll freeing up your time to tackle other important tasks

Outline

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Week 1

You'll learn where to find the information you need to comply with both federal and state payroll requirements, how to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and how to use government websites to get answers to any payroll questions. You'll even find out how to properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors. Then, identify the differences between Intuit's payroll services so that you can choose the best payroll service for your situation.

Week 2

Go through a checklist of the information you'll need to gather and enter into your QuickBooks file before creating paychecks for your employees. Then, learn how to avoid common mistakes by carefully entering your employees' information from the paperwork you gathered. You’ll also find out how to create defined fields and enter tax withholding amounts and employee sick and vacation time.

Week 3

Learn about entering year-to-date payroll information and using the QuickBooks year-to-date wizard to summarize each employee's information. In addition, you'll find out how to summarize and enter the tax liabilities you already paid earlier in the year and how to generate certain payroll reports to check your data entry. Then, discover how to enter and track employee time related to specific projects or jobs in QuickBooks.

Week 4

Learn how to create a new paycheck for an employee using a Payroll Schedule. We'll also discuss how to create paychecks using information entered on a time activity form, and how to review, correct, and, if necessary, void or delete a paycheck. Then, learn how to e-file liability checks and create printed liability checks that include assessed penalties. You’ll also find out how to use the payroll feature to track and pay other payroll items, such as health insurance premiums and 401(k) contributions.

Week 5

Get a handle on this crucial responsibility, today you'll learn QuickBooks' easy-to-follow steps for generating and revising Federal Forms 941 and 940. And to make sure your information is accurate, we'll cover how to review your entries and compare them to the payroll data in your QuickBooks company file. Then to help you avoid costly errors, you'll learn how to use reports to review payroll data, identify errors, and even forecast future payroll obligations.

Week 6

Learn how QuickBooks gives you the ability to generate Forms W-2, W-3 and 1099 and the best methods for reviewing them and making adjustments. Finally, you’ll learn the best ways to avoid and correct common mistakes QuickBooks users make when processing payroll.

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Instructors & Support

Scott Paxton

Scott Paxton is recognized as a Certified Public Accountant and holds master's degrees in business administration and accounting.  His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor.  In addition, Scott has spent much of his career working closely with small business owners to help them successfully implement and troubleshoot the QuickBooks accounting program.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows XP or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Intuit's QuickBooks Pro 2013 for Windows or QuickBooks Premier 2013 for Windows.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Notes:

  • Please be aware that this course covers only United States payroll procedures. Canadian (or other countries') payroll procedures are not supported in this course.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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