Import QuickPayroll data into Quicken

When you first import a QuickPayroll file into Quicken, QuickPayroll creates the necessary category and accounts to track your data. The Payroll Expenses category tracks payroll transactions, and the Payroll Liability and Payroll Asset accounts track the money you pay your employees, as well as how that money is apportioned (how much goes to taxes, 401(k) contributions, and so on).

1. Open Quicken. (Quicken must remain open until the import is complete.)

2. If the Quicken data file you want to import QuickPayroll data into isn't already open, choose File menu > Open Quicken File to open it. (Quicken data files have a .QDF extension.)

3. Open QuickPayroll.

4. From within QuickPayroll, do the following.

  • In the QuickPayroll Navigator, click Send to Quicken. (If Quicken isn't open at this point, you will see a message that Quicken is out of memory or that the .exe file is bad. Open Quicken and click the button again.) 
  • In the file name field, browse to the location of the Quicken data file you want to import the QuickPayroll data into, and select the Quicken data file.
  • In the table at the bottom of the QuickPayroll Navigator, select the transactions you want to export. (If you don't see the transactions you want, select Show New Transactions, or select Show Transactions Dated and enter a date range.)

5. Click OK.

6. Switch to Quicken.


New subscriptions to QuickPayroll are no longer available. You can choose from other Intuit Payroll Services that will help you run payroll.

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