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Turn on account numbers

You would like to see and customize account numbers for accounts in QuickBooks.


  • You can add account numbers to each non-banking account in your QuickBooks chart of accounts. Although you're not required to use account numbers, your accountant may recommend that you do so.
  • QuickBooks inserts account numbers before account names in the chart of accounts. The account number also appears in reports that list the account and on graphs.
  • Default account numbers are assigned to accounts based on account type and within ranges based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You can change an account number at any time.
NoteSee an example of standard account numbers
Detailed instructions
  1. Open the accounting preferences
  2. Click the Company Preferences tab
  3. Select the Use account numbers checkbox
  4. Click OK
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