Reconciling bank accounts in QuickBooks can take some time.
It can take even more time if you accept credit cards, and your merchant service provider takes the credit card fees out of EACH transaction!
Spend less time on bank reconciliations with the following tip.
LET ME EXPLAIN...
Let's say that you ring up a sale for $100 today and the customer pays via credit card.
When this deposit shows up in your bank statement, does it show up for the full $100? Or does it show up for something like $97.54 because the processor has taken their fee out of it right then and there?
If it is the latter where they are taking out the fees for each transaction, stop what you are doing and call them right now.
Ask to have your merchant service account fees set up on the "gross fees" basis instead of the "net fees" basis.
Under the "gross fees" basis, in the example above, you would see the full $100 being deposited into your bank account (the full "gross amount" is deposited). Your merchant service provider would then just hit your bank account once per month for the total of all the credit card fees for the month, and NOT take them out on a transaction by transaction basis.
Naturally, the merchant service provider normally defaults to the "net fees" basis, since they get paid faster that way. All it usually takes is a phone call to get it switched around!
The big benefit to you? Your $100 deposit will now reconcile on the bank statement in a nano-second!!