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Is anyone having problems with QB Self Employed not recognizing the Google Timeline files? I've tried to do this many times but QB just says it can't find any trips to import.

 
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Is anyone having problems with QB Self Employed not recognizing the Google Timeline files? I've tried to do this many times but QB just says it can't find any trips to import.

Hello there, @mistressnaamit.

 

You'd want to make sure to enable the import work trips from Google option. I can guide you on how to do it.

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Select Labs.
  3. Locate the Import your work trips from Google option.
  4. Click the Try it out button.
  5. Follow the on-screen instruction on how you can bring your mileage data to QuickBooks. 

Once completed, you can try exporting your trips from your Google Timeline file and import it into QuickBooks Self-Employed. 

  1. Login to your Google account.
    • Keep this open in a separate browser tab.
  2. From a different browser tab, sign in to QuickBooks Self-Employed.
  3. Go to the Miles menu.
  4. Choose the Add trip ▼ dropdown.
  5. Select Import Google trips.
  6. Click the Google Takeout link.

You can follow step 2 in this article to complete the importing process: Import Google Timeline trips into QuickBooks Self-Employed.

 

Also, I've added these articles as an additional reference in managing your tracked mileage: 

You can always add a comment below if you have any other questions. I'm a post away to help. Wishing you a good one!

Level 1

Is anyone having problems with QB Self Employed not recognizing the Google Timeline files? I've tried to do this many times but QB just says it can't find any trips to import.

I have followed these steps many times over many months now and they do not work.

Level 1

Is anyone having problems with QB Self Employed not recognizing the Google Timeline files? I've tried to do this many times but QB just says it can't find any trips to import.

Just pulled a fresh copy of my timeline and QB import again gave the same error.
"Oops something's up

Sorry we could not find any trips"

I downloaded and inspected the JSON file and it doesn't even appear to follow the folder structure the QB site is looking for anymore.
QuickBooks Team

Is anyone having problems with QB Self Employed not recognizing the Google Timeline files? I've tried to do this many times but QB just says it can't find any trips to import.

Thanks for the clarification and prompt reply, @mistressnaamit.

 

Let me direct you to the right support available so this gets addressed right away.

 

I recommend contacting our Support team to isolate this issue. They have the necessary tools to securely check your account and investigate the reason why you’re unable to import your Google Timeline files. 

 

In the meantime, let’s manually add those trips to your QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) account. Let me guide you how:

 

  1. Go to the Miles menu.
  2. Select Add trip.
  3. Enter the distance in the Add miles field and the Date.
  4. Add a Trip purpose note.
  5. Then click Save.

You can also check this article for more details: Manually track mileage in QuickBooks Self-Employed.

 

I’m also adding these links that you can read for future reference in managing your mileage effectively: 

Once everything is settled, you’ll want to check this article for additional reference in: Importing Google Timeline trips into QBSE.

 

I’ll be around whenever you need assistance managing your trips in QBSE. Just leave a reply below and I sprint back into action.

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