It’s that time of year when most of us are taking a close look at our finances and getting ready to do some taxes. Hopefully, you won’t get caught with your proverbial pants down and have to pay the feds anything. Heck, you might even get really lucky and get them to pay you most of your loan back.
If you’re like me, you’ve got several sources of income that need to be tracked. It gets a little difficult to keep track of everything when you’ve got a day job, eBay sales, and online income from websites.
I’ve been trying to find a good way to keep track of all that, and a simple spreadsheet just doesn’t have the functionality that I need. I could use my copy of Microsoft Money to do the trick, but since I run the online stuff as a business, I want to try and keep it separate from my personal finances. I’ve tried a little program called Peachtree, and while it would work perfectly for most of the items, it’s a little difficult to import my eBay and PayPal records into. Quickbooks, on the other hand, has a supporting program called eBay Accounting Assistant. It loads the data from eBay and PayPal, parses it out, and then loads it into the Quickbooks accounting program. That’s easy. And that’s what I’ll be using.
I don’t like having to pay full price for anything, so I did a little research and found a few coupons for the newest version of QuickBooks. Amazon has a regular price on the software of $149.99 and with the following coupon code for $20 off, it’s down to $129.99. And it gets free shipping! (EDIT: Amazon changed the price back to $169.99 and the coupon expired) You can also get Quickbooks at 20% off of the retail value directly from the folks at Intuit. That brings it down to $169.99 regular price with free shipping and an option to download on the spot.
The Amazon QuickBooks Pro 2008 Coupon Code is: UPINR5SC
It should work multiple times. (hint: Quickbooks is currently selling for about $140 on eBay) One caveat: The coupon expires February 15 2008 which is this coming Thursday. So if you’re going to use it, do it now. Besides, it’s tax season, so you can probably use the help.