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Level 1

One company on QBD and QBO

I would like to transfer my QBD to QBO but would like to keep my Assisted Payroll in Desktop.

Can I continue to process payroll in desktop while monitoring the account in QBO?



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One company on QBD and QBO

Thanks for reaching out to us, laurapesb.


Yes, you can continue working your payroll in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) while the accounting side will be on QuickBooks Online (QBO). Please know that these two QuickBooks versions will not sync as these are two different platforms with unique features and have their own subscriptions which you'll be paying. Thus, the information you enter in QBDT or QBO will stay on the account where you enter data. 


However, you can transfer much of the information from your company file without having to re-enter it manually. But, some pieces of information won’t convert or transfer automatically with your company file like some payroll info because QBDT has more payroll features than QBO. 


To transfer your QBDT file to QBO, see the below articles for guidelines:

Should you have additional questions on payroll, or any other QuickBooks topic, please don't hesitate to let me know. Cheering you to continued success. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

One company on QBD and QBO


If you have to open a new QBO account, make sure to click the Buy button to get the discounted price for up to 3 months. If you purchase from the Trial account, you have to pay the regular rate.



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