How to add an account number to default accounts set up by QuickBooks such as Sales Tax Payable

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Here’s how to add an account number in QuickBooks:

To enable account number settings:

  • Click on the Gear icon.
  • Select on Account and Settings.
  • Select on Advanced.
  • Under Chart of accounts, turn on Enable account numbers by clicking the pencil icon.
  • Put a check mark on the Enable account numbers and Show account numbers.
  • Click on Save.
  • Click Done.


In editing the account number in the chart of accounts:

  • Click on Accounting from the left Dashboard.
  • Click pencil icon at the top right corner.
  • Enter the account number under NUMBER column.
  • Click on Save green bottom at the top right corner (above QuickBooks/Bank Balance column.



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