CSA or Accounting CS: Versions of QuickBooks that can be Imported

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

As a general rule, the current and two prior years of QuickBooks are supported for integration with Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA) and Accounting CS. The following versions of QuickBooks are currently supported:

This includes the following editions of QuickBooks:

Important! QuickBooks version 2009 and prior are not compatible with Windows 7; you may have issues importing into the CS Professional Suite products. Click here for more information on QuickBooks: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/DiscontinuationPlan.aspx


  • QuickBooks Online is not supported for direct integration with CSA. Beginning with version 2016.1.0, direct integration with QuickBooks Online was added for Accounting CS. See Importing client data from QuickBooks Online for more information.
  • You must have QuickBooks and Accounting CS installed in the same location to directly integrate information. If you are on Virtual Office CS or Software as a Service, or your client has QuickBooks installed in their office, you must use the QuickBooks Data Utility to import QuickBooks data into Accounting CS.
  • The Industry Standard editions of QuickBooks, such as Construction and/or Non Profit, have not been tested and therefore not supported for import into the CS Professional Suite products.
  • Only the .QBW file can be imported. This is the working copy. The .QBB file or the .QBA files will not import properly and must be converted to a .QBW prior to import.
  • To verify what version of QuickBooks you are running, visit the Help / About menu inside of QuickBooks.

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