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Yes, QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) allows importing trips from Google Timeline. I'm here to share with you the detailed instructions.
To get started, export the trips from Google.
It then opens up the Google Takeout page in a new web browser tab. You need to hover over your Google profile icon to make sure you're signed in to the correct account. Then, follow these steps:
Google may take a few seconds to create the file. Then:
After that, you're now ready to import the trips to QBSE:
Once your Google Timeline trips are now in QuickBooks, here's how you can categorize them:
In case you want to track mileage in QBSE automatically, you can as well check the instructions from this link.
If you have any other questions about QuickBooks or mileage tracking, please feel free to leave a comment below. I've got your back and am always happy to help. Thanks for coming, keep safe!
Hi, thanks for that however I followed those instructions twice and both times it would not import. It comes up as a zip file that won't open. When I post the URL in Quickbooks, it says there is nothing there to import.
Not sure what I am doing wrong.
I have tried it two more times. It is not working. It comes up that it cannot find anything to import. The rep at Quickbooks I spoke to on chat says importing Timeline under the Self Employment product doesn't exist. You have to upgrade. If it doesn't work why would the program offer instructions. I cannot get it to import.
Hey there, @rjindpctr-gmail-.
Thanks for following up with us. I hope you're enjoying the day so far.
This feature is available for all of our QuickBooks Self Employed users. Since you've exhausted all the steps provided by my colleague above, I recommend reaching out to our Self Employed technical support team. Our tech support can review your account in a secure environment and investigate why your Google Timeline is not importing. I've included the steps below to contact QuickBooks Self Employed.
In the meantime, feel free to check out Import Google Timeline trips into QuickBooks Self Employed for additional details.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have further questions or concerns. I'll be here every step of the way. You can reach out to the Community at any time. Take care and have a great day!
I just spoke to a specialist in Self Employment. He could not find my trips and then he asked other people in the department and they could not find my trips. I was also told it is in Beta status and they are taking feedback from those having issues. There is nothing they could do. I tried it 8 times and each time it comes up that there are no trips to import. So I am not sure if this program is for me. I will wait and see if a solution emerges.