Versions of QuickBooks that can be imported into Accounting CS

Alerts and notices

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

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

This includes the following editions of QuickBooks:

  • Pro
  • Premier (Including Accountant's Edition)
  • Enterprise

For details on discontinuation dates for QuickBooks products, see QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation.

Review the following QuickBooks help topic if you are installing multiple versions: Install multiple QuickBooks Desktop versions on one computer.


  • Beginning with version 2016.1.0, integration with QuickBooks Online is available in 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 import client data directly. If you are working in Virtual Office CS or Software as a Service (SaaS), 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 are not supported for import into Accounting CS.
  • Only the .QBW file can be imported and should be used as the working copy. The .QBB file or the .QBA files must be converted to a .QBW prior to import.
  • To verify the version of QuickBooks that you have installed, choose the Help > About menu command in QuickBooks.

Related topic: QuickBooks integration overview