Chart of accounts QuickBooks Desktop mapping
Unlike online accounting integrations (QuickBooks Online, FreshBooks, and Xero), QuickBooks Desktop does not receive data through an automatic sync since it's an offline product. Data is instead exported to an Intuit Interchange Format (IIF) file, which you will then download and upload it to your QuickBooks Desktop account.
Upload method vs. manual method
Mapping your chart of accounts correctly will allow Gusto to export an IIF file that matches the accounts in your QuickBooks Desktop setup. You can upload your account names from QuickBooks Desktop by following the instructions below.
- Upload Method: Download the chart of accounts from your QuickBooks Desktop account, and upload it to Gusto to ensure that your account names match QuickBooks Desktop exactly.
See this article for more information on the mapping.
Note: Refer to Intuit's helpdesk articles for more information on IIF files.