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Enter and use your own exchange rates

Learn how to enter your own exchange rates so you can use them for foreign currency transactions in QuickBooks Online Essentials and Plus.

When you turn on multicurrency, you can use exchange rates from IHS Markit or your own exchange rates for foreign currency transactions. If you want to use your own rates, you can set them up so you can use them for one or more transactions. Here's how.

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Use your own exchange rate for a foreign currency transaction

If you want to use your own rate for a foreign currency transaction, you can change the rate when you enter the transaction.

  1. Select + New, then select the transaction you want to enter.
  2. From the ▼ dropdown, select the customer or supplier.
  3. In the rate field, enter the exchange rate.
  4. Complete the transaction details, then select Save.

Use your own exchange rate for multiple foreign currency transactions

If you want to use your own rate for multiple foreign currency transactions, you can update the rate in your currencies list. QuickBooks uses your new exchange rate for foreign currency transactions you enter for the day.

Note: You can use the exchange rate for the whole day. If you want to use it again, you need to reenter the rate.

  1. Go to Settings ⚙, then select Account and settings.
  2. Select Advanced.
  3. In the Currency section, select Edit ✎.
  4. From the Home Currency ▼ dropdown, Find the exchange rate you want to update.
  5. Select Save.

Once you save the changes, the currencies list shows the new exchange rate, the date and time it was updated, and who made the update.

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