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Learn about usage limits in QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 1 week ago

Usage limits are the maximum number of things, like accounts or users, you can have at one time in QuickBooks. Depending on your subscription, you have a specific usage limit. These limits apply on how many billable users, chart of accounts, classes, locations, and tags you can add to QuickBooks.

Usage limits by subscription

Tip: If you’re not sure what subscription level you have, sign in to QuickBooks Online. Then, refresh this page for personalised info.

Here are the usage limits for each subscription level:

QuickBooks Online Simple Start1 billable user + 2 accounting firms
QuickBooks Online Essentials3 billable users + 2 accounting firms
QuickBooks Online Plus5 billable users + 2 accounting firms

Only active (or invited) users, accounts, classes, locations, and tags, count towards the limit in each category.

Some user types, like 'reports only' and 'time tracking only', don't count toward the user limit. Make sure each user in QuickBooks has the access that's right for them.

What happens when I reach my limit?

When you reach your usage limits and can’t add any more items, like users or accounts, there are two options. You can either upgrade your subscription, or reduce your usage. If you have more than one company, you’ll need to check usage for each one.

To reduce usage, you can do the following:

Note: If your accountant manages your QuickBooks company, contact them to update your subscription.

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