Learn how to import and export Intuit Interchange Format (.IIF) files.
Intuit Interchange Format (.IIF) files are used to export or import QuickBooks Desktop data to and from different platforms. This helps you better manage company records. We show you how to export, import, and edit .IIF files.
|Note If you are using QuickBooks 2019, see Improved IIF Import in QuickBooks 2019.|
There are certain limitations for exporting and importing data.
Note Intuit doesn't offer assisted technical support for creating or importing .IIF files. However, there are resources available if you need help.
Export .IIF files
View the exported file
Edit the exported file
Lists you can import
|Chart of Accounts||Customer:Job||Vendor|
|Employee||Other Names List||Customer Type|
|Vendor Type||Class||Job Type|
|Item||Payment Terms||Payment Method|
|Shipping Method||Customer Message||Budgets|
|To Do Notes||Sales Rep||Price Level|
|Sales Tax Code|
Transactions you can import
|Account beginning balances||Vendor bills||Vendor bill refunds|
|Cash sales to customers||Cash refunds to customers||Credit card refunds to customers|
|Checks||Credit card transactions||Credit memos to customers|
|Deposits||Estimates||General journal entries|
|Invoices||Payments from customers||Purchase orders|
|Account transfers of funds|
Reminders when importing transactions