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Can you export company files to QB online once desktop licence is expired?

Our desktop licence expired, we set up a new quickbooks account online, we want to export our files from desktop to online
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Can you export company files to QB online once desktop licence is expired?

Joining you here to help you move your data to QBO, annephoenix53.


QuickBooks Desktop for the UK has been discontinued as of June 30, 2023. This decision was made to ensure that customers stay current and compliant, while also maintaining the security and accessibility of their data.


In addition to these reasons, we need to provide customers with a product that can receive regular updates to keep up with changing accounting and tax regulations.


You can also read more details about these changes here: QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation Support.


If you have an outright license (2015 and older) and can still access your company file, you can migrate your data using Movemybooks. This is a self-service data conversion tool that automatically converts and transfers your desktop data directly to QBO. 


When you switch to QuickBooks Online, you may notice differences in how certain data and information appear. To get more details, you can refer to the article: Find out how your books will move from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.


After you have completed the migration to QBO, you may find the following articles helpful for additional guidance and resources:



Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or need assistance when moving your data or getting started with the online version. I'm here to help and will be more than happy to provide guidance and support.

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Can you export company files to QB online once desktop licence is expired?


You can buy a 3rd party service to convert your data from QB Desktop to QB Online or another accounting program. To lower conversion costs, consider converting only the current fiscal year data. You can access your historical data in the trial version of QB Desktop anytime if needed.

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