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List of accounts (Charts of Accounts) that QuickBooks creates automatically

You need to know what chart of accounts is created for a particular industry and/or business type.

Detailed Information
When a QuickBooks company file is created, a type of company must be selected. This determines the Chart of Accounts that a company file will begin with.
Also, QuickBooks creates some accounts automatically, regardless of the type of company selected.
There is now a complete list of every account QuickBooks creates, when setting up a new company, with its account name and description:
Important: You will need Microsoft Excel installed to follow these steps.
  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet that corresponds with your version of Excel.
  2. Below the industry drop-down arrow, choose your Business Type.
  3. The chart of accounts and their descriptions will be listed.


If this information does not answer your question, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.


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