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For those using Quicken a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Business Tips and Taxes' started by dutchie, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. dutchie

    dutchie Active Expediter

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    I am looking into getting quicken home and business and am curious about how you enter the standard meal per diem. If possible I'd like to enter it as a monthly item so that it will be used to calculate a lower quarterly tax estimate.
    Thanks for any info!
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    Have you considered profit gauges instead of quickens. This keeps track of per diem on a monthly for you


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    I use Quicken and have not seen how you could do that. I am sure you could enter it manually as a deduction which would increase your expenses. I would talk to a good truck accountant first.
     
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    Thanks for replies, I'll chat with our tax guy about entering it. We currently use ATBS, and they don't do the per diem until the end of the year, and I find their data entry skills to be lacking.

    Profit gauges looks decent, but I may want to use the personal side of quicken as well.
    We're also just drivers at the moment, so we don't have to track all the things an owner does.
    Dutchie


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