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How to Copy the Chart of Accounts from One File to Another in QuickBooks

I have a customer that's using QuickBooks 2006.  He has a number of separate entities and we would like to use the same chart of accounts for all.  Is there a way to copy the chart of accounts when I'm setting up each entity?  It would save me some time for sure.
You can easily export/import any list in QuickBooks, including your chart of accounts, customers, vendors, items, etc.  First, export the chart of accounts by going to File > Utilities > Export > Lists to IIF and selecting the chart of accounts.  Save it somewhere easy to find like your desktop. 

Then open the new file and import the chart of accounts by going to File > Utilities > Import > IIF Files and selecting the file you exported.


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4 Responses to How to Copy the Chart of Accounts from One File to Another in QuickBooks

  • muhibullah karime says:

    Hi Dear,
    I need all list of charts of account.
    regard

  • Ali says:

    thanking you for social help of quick book. kindly tell me how we entered a large amount in quick book like 500,000,000 in General Journal . quick book show error when we entered five hundred millions ( Error= This number is larger than the maximum allowed).

    Please do the needful.

    Thanking You,
    Ali