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Time limit for importing data from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 2 weeks ago

Learn about the amount of time you have to import data into QuickBooks Online.

The amount of time you have to import data from a QuickBooks Desktop company file into a QuickBooks Online company file varies. It depends on who set up the QuickBooks Online company file.

If you set up your own QuickBooks Online company

Did you set up your company file in QuickBooks Online? If so, you have 60 days to import your QuickBooks Desktop data into QuickBooks Online.

Tip: If you’re not sure how old your company is, sign in to QuickBooks Online. Then, refresh this page for personalized info.

If you're an accountant who set up QuickBooks Online for a client

Did a client invite you to set up their books in QuickBooks Online? Did you create a client's company file for them in QuickBooks Online Accountant?

If so, you have 180 days from the date you created the company to import their data from QuickBooks Desktop into QuickBooks Online.

If your client used their own subscription to set up QuickBooks Online, they have 60 days to import their data.

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