Quickly and Easily Manage Basic Accounting
Easily type information in the onscreen check form and print
your checks with one click. Plus, you can easily create purchase
orders, receive bills and enter them into Basic 2004 with their
due date, and QuickBooks will automatically remind you when you
need to pay them. QuickBooks helps you keep track of expenses,
so you can instantly see the money you're spending in each
Create an invoice with a click of a button, and easily track customer
payments and apply payments to invoices. Basic 2004 uses a
"Paid" stamp on invoices to immediately let you know which are
paid and which are not. QuickBooks also helps you fill out your sales
tax form in minutes and helps you make sure your sales tax balance is
accurate and up-to-date, or use the new sales tax codes to indicate more
accurately why an item is non-taxable.
Generate the reports you need instantly, including standard Profit and
Loss, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, Sales reports, and many
more. Basic 2004 has more than 120 ready-to-go reports to show you how
your business is doing, and the Report Finder helps you easily find the
right report by showing you the type of reports available and a handy
preview of each report format.
Reduce the chance of payroll errors and penalties by processing your
payroll in QuickBooks. You can manage payroll processing and direct
deposit and handle your payroll taxes right from QuickBooks.
Now you can reconcile your accounts in Basic 2004, plus you can undo a
previous reconcile in one click. Easily customize the layout of the
reconcile screen, and use the improved reconcile discrepancy report to
show you changes and deletions made to previously reconciled
Information In One Place
See key information for your company, customers, and vendors
each in its own summary screen, called an information center.
You can easily customize each center to show only the
information you want to see.
Basic 2004 helps you track the information you or your
accountant will need for your business taxes. Easily track
records of income, payroll,
and sales tax. QuickBooks even has tax alerts for quarterly and
monthly tax payments, so you'll know when a deadline is
approaching. To make tax preparation even easier, Basic 2004
includes Form 1099.
Find helpful information, resources and links for any new
business in the New Business Checklist. It includes information
Local, state, and federal requirements
Deciding between incorporation, partnerships, and other forms of
The necessary forms, permits, and licenses
Finding funding for your business
Taxes and insurance
Management of your business finances, such as cash flow,
collections, and more
Easy to Learn and Use
Simply fill out familiar forms such as invoices,
purchase orders, receipts and checks — QuickBooks does
the math and accounting for you, instantly. QuickBooks
automatically updates your accounts to reflect each
transaction, from writing a check to recording a sale.
QuickBooks step-by-step wizard helps you set up your
company file correctly and get started quickly. Easily
customize Basic 2004 for your unique business by
deciding if you want to carry inventory and which Chart
of Accounts you need to use.
Simply type in a question in your own words for detailed
help, tips, and troubleshooting information. Access help
from nearly every screen in QuickBooks with the
"Ask a Help Question" field, so you won't have
to waste time looking for answers.
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