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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 2010 and later:
  1. From the QuickBooks pull-down menu select Preferences.
  2. Then select Transactions.
  3. Check the box that reads Use account numbers.

In QuickBooks 2009 and earlier:

  1. From the Company menu, click on Company Settings….
  2. Select Transactions from the Show drop down window.
  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.

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site. You can also review other available QuickBooks support options for additional guidance.


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KB ID# HOW12923
8/28/2015 12:10:52 PM
QYPPRDQBKSWS10 9125 Pro 2015 0cab98