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Import trips from Google Timeline

Save time by learning how to import your work trips in QuickBooks Self-Employed from your Google account.


  • Sign in to the Google account that you want to download your Miles from.
  • You can import Miles from any Google account.
  • Turning the Labs feature on is not required.
  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Self-Employed.
  2. Select the ⚙️ at the top then choose Labs. Look for 'Imports your work trips from Google' and select Try it out.
  3. On step one, right-click Google Takeout and select open in a new tab.Important: Make sure you are logged in to the correct account by hovering over the top right corner to see what email is currently in use.
  4. Make sure that Location History is in JSON format then select NEXT.Note: If JSON format is not selected by default select the drop down and choose JSON. Toggle the switch on the right if the NEXT button is grayed out.
  5. Under Delivery method select the drop down and choose Add to Drive then select CREATE ARCHIVE.Important: This can last up to 5 minutes. DO NOT close or switch tabs until it finishes. There are times when the progress bar or the percentage doesn't progress, the process is still running and will still finish.
  1. Once the archive is created select OPEN IN DRIVE.Note: You will see a list of archives if you have done this step before. Always select the one at the top.
  2. On the upper right select (three vertical dots) and choose Share. It will open a window. Select 'Get sharable link' on the top right.
  3. By default the option 'Anyone with the link can view' is selected, click the drop down and choose 'Anyone with the link can edit' then Copy Link.
  4. Return to the QuickBooks Self-Employed tab and go to the bottom part of the page.
  5. Paste the link on GOOGLE DRIVE URL, then set the date range, and then click Import.
  6. This window will show all of the trips available for import. After you reviewed everything select Import trips.Note: Unchecked trips will not be imported.
  7. Once the upload is complete, you will get a prompt saying 'Your trips are in Quickbooks'. Select See your miles to go directly to your Miles section.

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