You must use Internet Explorer to move your company data from QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop edition.
To export data:
From the home page screen > company gear (upper right corner) > tools > export data
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The export to desktop provides you with a local copy file that must be opened in desktop within 10 days. Exporting data to QuickBooks desktop edition or creating a local copy has several known issues.
In some cases, it would be better to just start with entering opening balances from Balance Sheet or Trial Balance (if transferring in during the fiscal year).
MUST DO: Print (and download to Excel) all major reports from QBO. Do not forget Sales Tax reports and Inventory related reports if applicable.
Do not forget to CANCEL your QBO subscription. Make sure account is NOT suspended.
Here are some helpful links, you must read (twice) before starting this project:
- Save your data to Excel
- Export limitations
- Convert QuickBooks Online company file to QuickBooks desktop
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