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Register QuickBooks Desktop using Intuit Account

When you activate QuickBooks Desktop, a window comes up with the message “Set up your Intuit Account”. You can log in to your Intuit account when activating QuickBooks Desktop to link your existing account information directly.

Activate QuickBooks Desktop with your Intuit Account

The activation screen in QuickBooks Desktop gives you the option to either activate using an existing Intuit Account or create a new one.

If you do not have an existing Intuit Account, fill out all the required information in the Create Your User ID section to complete the activation process.
Note: On the registration form that follows, the phone number and Postal code are pre-filled based on the company file you have open.

If you choose not to create the account, you will continue to see the message when opening QuickBooks.

If you have an existing Intuit Account, enter the user ID and password to begin the activation process.

Can't remember your user ID and/or password? Retrieve your credentials:

  1. Go to
  2. Select I forgot my user ID or password link.
  3. Enter your registered email, phone number, or user ID.
  4. Enter the code you receive.
  5. Your User ID will reflect. Reset your password.
  6. Log in again.

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