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Turning on Account Numbers in QuickBooks for MAC

When creating the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks for MAC for a new data file there are no account numbers associated with the default accounts and no option to enter an account number when creating a new account.

Solution Description

In QuickBooks:

  1. From the QuickBooks pull-down menu select Preferences.
  2. Then select Transactions.
  3. Check the box that reads Use account numbers.


  • QuickBooks will assign account numbers to the default accounts created by QuickBooks.
  • You will need to create and assign account numbers to all newly created accounts.
KB ID# HOW12923
4/29/2016 7:02:23 AM
QYPPRDQBKSWS10 9132 Pro 2016 e0e83e