FAQ

What is the benefit of using software instead of using an actual accountant?

Simply put, the largest benefit is cost. These software suites provide users with benefits and features that make the programs easy to use and understand, and even automated and well-packaged.

What is intuit payroll?

Intuit Payroll is a software platform that allows businesses to manage payroll with the click of a few buttons. The program does most of the work when the business inputs data.

Does It Calculate Paychecks?

When the business needs to produce paychecks, it will be able to ask the program to handle the paycheck. The program uses the information entered for each employee, hours worked and their hourly rate. The changes that are entered in the employee profile are taken into account, and the paycheck is printed.

Does It Compute The Balance Sheet?

The program does not handle the balance sheet itself, but the program can send data to the program that holds the balance sheet. The business owner can easily transfer information from one platform to another.

Does The Program Work Automatically?

Yes. A business owner can set the program to handle all the payroll for the week at a certain time. This automation process makes it easy for people to go about their business. They can enter all the right information into the system, and they will be able to wait for the paychecks to come out each week.

Does It Transfer Funds?

The business can use the program to transfer funds to bank accounts for its employees. The program will print out a stub, but the program will connect with the bank to send out the payments to all the employees that take direct deposits. The program can do the same thing with benefits payments, 401K payments and other contributions that are made from paychecks.

A business can use the Intuit Payroll system to make the most of its accounting, and the business will be sure that all the employees are paid properly every month. The software does all the work while the business prints the checks.

I’m planning on moving to another state. Can I use the same accounting software nationwide?

The short answer is yes, in virtually all cases. The only exception would be if you had proprietary software that was designed to be used by one company in one state, which is an uncommon scenario.

The financial software today is designed to be used anywhere. It may require some minor alterations to the settings. This may include items such as changing the tax rates or including an additional column for a tax that is levied in one state or not another.

Since a considerable amount of financial information is transmitted electronically, especially to governmental entities, it might be necessary to change some designs of your data entry forms so that everything falls into the correct place when transmitted.

Consumer based software will likely only require changing the tax rates and other similar items. Consumer software used for preparing federal income taxes usually comes with an option to buy a module that would allow the preparation of state income tax returns.

Commercial-grade software will usually be adaptable to the new state.

The commercial software companies will typically be able to make the necessary charges for you electronically or send an upgrade package to cover the laws and requirements of the new location.

It is important that any existing data be backed up before moving to another state. It may be necessary to report, for example, state income tax withholding totals, for two states and not just one.

However, in summary, even the consumer grade software available today as well as the commercial products are designed to be used nationwide, and usually require very few alternations.

Why would anyone need customization systems in an accounting software?

For most people, a generic accounting system with basic financial functions is acceptable, right? Wrong. This may have been the case 15 years ago when most people subscribed to the notion of paint by numbers employment. Those days are long gone, however. Keeping up with income and expenses can be truly challenging with the flexibility of getting what you need out of your accounting software.

In terms of the type of customization that you will need, having automatic updates, tax form downloads and in-depth balance sheets are often important aspects of your accounting program. You should also be able to access your program from other tablets and smart phones via cloud-based apps.

What is accounting software?

Accounting Software is an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of accounting services. An accounting software records and processes transactions related to accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, trial balance, and payroll. Other terms for accounting software include personal finance managers, cloud accounting, and online accounting. Often times, these processes are automated, mobile, and packaged in a way that allows your business to grow and develop smoothly and efficiently.