Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

How To Use Two Item Numbers in QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I use two item numbers for my distributorship—one is the item number I assign internally and show the customer and the other is the supplier’s number. Can I use both in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Why Are Vendor Payments Going Into a Regular Expense Account?

A reader asks, “When I record payments to suppliers, it’s going into a regular expense account called Cost of Goods Sold, but not into my Gross Profit calculation. Why is that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Do You Need to Collect Sales Tax in Other States?

A reader asks, “I have sales in several states. Do I have to collect sales tax in states other than my own?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Which Invoices Are Open? When Are they Due?

A reader asks, “How can I find out which invoices are open and when they are due?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How Often Do I Need to Upgrade QuickBooks Premier?

A reader asks, “I was told that I have to upgrade to QuickBooks Premier 2020 even though I am in QuickBooks Premier 2019. Is that true?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Convert from QuickBooks Enterprise to QuickBooks Premier

A reader asks, "I have a promotional products business using QuickBooks Enterprise. Our business has changed, and QuickBooks Enterprise is overkill for us now. Can we convert from Enterprise to Premier?" Read today's edition of "Ask the Accountant" for the answer...

How to Keep Track of Purchase Order Documents

A reader asks, “Is there a good way to keep track of documents related to purchase orders?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Who Do I Call With QuickBooks Problems?

A reader asks, “What numbers do I call if I have a problem with QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Handle a Supplier Mistake in QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I have a credit from a supplier for a mistake in an order. How do I enter that in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Do I Pay Sales Tax the Same as Income Tax?

A reader asks, “If I do my taxes based on when I get paid for orders, does that mean I pay my sales taxes the same way?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…