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ctharinger
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How do we change from a Jul-Jun Fiscal Year to a Jan-Dec Fiscal Year in QB?

Our nonprofit is switching our fiscal year to match the calendar year. How/when do we make the switch--and do it in a way that will still let us see reporting from past years, that were a Jul-Jun Fiscal Year? Thanks!!
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JessT
QuickBooks Team

How do we change from a Jul-Jun Fiscal Year to a Jan-Dec Fiscal Year in QB?

Welcome, and thank you for posting in the Community, ctharinger!

 

Changing your fiscal year or the start of your financial year will also change the dates in your report. However, your data will not change, so you can simply enter the dates (Jul-Jun) when you need to see the data in your previous financial year.

 

To change the start of your fiscal year in the settings:

  1. Click on the Gear icon and choose Accounts and Settings.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and click on the Accounting section.
  3. Choose January for the first month of fiscal year option.
  4. Click Save, and then Done.

 

 

You can also check about customizing and saving your customized reports. This will guide you to create reports for the previous FY and save them, so you won't have to customize again when you need the same report in the future.

 

If you need my help with reports, feel free to go back to this thread.

ctharinger
Level 1

How do we change from a Jul-Jun Fiscal Year to a Jan-Dec Fiscal Year in QB?

Ok, great, thanks for the reply--I think that all makes sense.  

One follow-up question: how will the changing FY dates impact past Budgets set up in QB? I'm assuming those those previous years' Jul-Jun budgets will also be adjusted retroactively to match with other reports? i.e. we could still run Budget vs Actuals reports for previous year periods and have them sync up properly--either on the new Calendar Year cycle, or by entering custom dates to reflect the old Jul-Jun cycle?) 

IamjuViel
QuickBooks Team

How do we change from a Jul-Jun Fiscal Year to a Jan-Dec Fiscal Year in QB?

Greetings, @ctharinger.

 

Let me share additional information on how updating the fiscal year of your account affects your reporting.

 

Modifying your Fiscal Year End Date does not change any data in your account. Also, the effect is not retroactive especially when viewing your previous years' Budget vs Actual Report. It will still display the specific date parameters you've previously used.

 

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However, it will affect report dates when generating new sets of reports or budgets

 

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For example, you've changed the Fiscal Year End date is changed from January to March. Moving forward, any report where a Fiscal Year End Date is requested, the report will display transactions between March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021. If you wish to see reports using the previous Fiscal Year End Date, the date parameters must be entered manually (not using the Fiscal Year End option). 

 

You can read through these articles to help you manage your reports in QuickBooks:

 

Keep us posted here if you have other questions or concerns. I'm always here to help.

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