I'm here to guide you on how to turn-off the automatic year-end closing of your books in QuickBooks Desktop. This way, you'll be able to manage your account and its transactions manually.
Closing your books in QuickBooks will prevent any accidental changes that'll affect your business reports. The system follows the closing date set in the Company Preferences window. To do it manually, you can remove it and reopens the closed accounting period.
Go to the Edit menu.
Choose the Accounting menu.
Select the Company Preferences tab.
In the Closing Date section, click the Set Date/Password button.
Delete the date in the Closing Date field.
Once you're ready, you can close your books. Then, run the Closing Data Exception Report where it lets you view the current and past closing dates and other users who set the closing date.
In case you want to change the closing date or forgot the password you used to lock your books, you can easily edit them by performing the steps in this article: Edit your closed books. It also contains information on how to track any changes made after you close your books.
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