Thanks for joining the thread and providing your feedback about exporting GIFI files from QuickBooks Online.
As I said in one of my comments above, I know that accountants are an investment and can be costly. QuickBooks Online is designed to be user-friendly and straightforward, meaning you're certainly able to run your business without the help of an accountant. Certain features, however, require partnership from accounting professionals. QuickBooks Online ProAdvisors use Accountant subscriptions, which they can link up with your account. They have different features available to them, such as the "Undo Reconciliation" feature, and the ability to export GIFI files.
Although regular user accounts aren't able to export GIFI files directly from QBO, most of the data in your account can be exported to Excel. QuickBooks helps keep tax time stress-free by providing numerous reports, and tax return filing options that are made to make your life easier.
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