After my crazy last few months, I just installed QuickBooks 2012 for Mac and tested it to see if it’s handling of 1099’s is better than the previous versions, which would not allow the user to check off that a vendor was eligible for a 1099 unless an address and tax id number were entered. I had complained to Intuit about this and happily, this has been remedied in the 2012 version. This will make it easier to track 1099 vendors during the year, as well as create 1099’s in January. Yup, it’s 1099 month… I would suggest strongly that those of you using previous versions of QuickBooks, upgrade to 2012.

I have emailed Intuit to see if the discounted price I can get through them will be better than the price you can get on Amazon and will let you know.

Here are the system requirements for QuickBooks 2012 for Mac (not including requirements for payroll or credit card processing):

Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X v10.6.7 (Snow Leopard) or v10.7 (Lion
Intel-based processor, Core 2 Duo or higher recommended
Multiuser: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor to run server
1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended)
CD/DVD drive for installation
210 MB of available disk space
Printer: 100% Macintosh-compatible printer, if you plan to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs
Checks: Use Intuit Checks if you plan to print checks. Canadian Image Ready Cheques are not supported.

Integration/compatibility requirements
Export report data requires Apple Numbers ’09; Microsoft Excel 2008 or 2011 for Mac.
E-mail requires Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage 2008 or Outlook 2011 for Mac
Back up to MobileMe requires paid MobileMe account available separately from Apple, Inc.
iCal, iChat, and Address Book are included in Mac OS X installs from Apple, Inc.