How To Switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online




Your business is expanding, now are you thinking to switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online?

Yes, you can easily switch from QB’s Self-Employed to Online. But you have to do it manually because there is no automatic switching option available in the market. Don,t worry, this article will guide you step by step process of migration.

Note: Intuit experts team is continuously working on automatic migration process, where you will be able to automatically switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online. It will release soon and will trying to let you know soon after release.

Steps to Manually Switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online

1. Export your QB’s Self-Employed Data

  • First, download all your data from QBSE before you unsubscribe.
  • Start QBSE, go to the Reports menu.
  • Under the tax detail section, select the tax year and download all reports that you have in QuickBooks.
  • Also, download all transactions in .csv file that you need to move in QB Online.

2. Sign up to QB Online and Import all the data

  • As you are new to QB Online you first need to signup to QB Online, After signing in you can easily transfer your data and after you can unsubscribe from QB Self-Employed account.
  • If you want to connect the same bank and credit cards account that you used in QBSE then you don’t need to move any transactions, it automatically fetches all the transactions details. 
  • But if you want to connect with other bank and credit cards accounts then you have to import all the downloaded .csv file to QB Online. To upload follow the following steps:
    • Under Settings and select Import Data.
    • Now, Choose Bank Data.
    • After getting your information from your bank section, select Browse.
    • Here, find and select your transaction .csv file that you downloaded earlier for upload, then select Next.
    • In the QuickBooks Account ▼ drop-down menu, select the account on which you want to move the transactions.
    • Match your statement fields from the .csv file with the ones in QuickBooks Online, then select Next.
    • Now, pick all the transactions you want to move to QuickBooks Online, select Next.
    • Now if you’re sure to import, select Let’s go.

3. Unsubscribe your QuickBooks Self-Employed account

Make sure, recheck all your data in QB Online then only unsubscribe QBSE. Follow the following steps for unsubscriptions based on where you purchased QuickBooks Self-Employed.

Important: Direct uninstalling QuickBooks Self-Employed from your device like mobile, laptop, and tablet don’t cancel your subscription. For unsubscribing follow the following steps:

On Purchasing directly from QuickBooks or Intuit

  • Open QB Self-Employed in any web browser on your laptop or desktop. You can not cancel your subscription directly from the QuickBooks mobile app.
  • Select your Business name next to Settings ⚙, then choose Billing info.
  • Here you got an option of ‘cancel your account’ click on it and follow all the onscreen actions.

On Purchasing from the Apple App Store (iOS)

  • Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Go to Itunes & App Store.
  • Then, sign in to your Apple account, then select your Apple ID< Select View Apple ID< Under Active < select Manage
  • Now, select QuickBooks Self-Employed and then choose Cancel Subscription.

On Purchasing from the Google Play Store (Android)

  • Open Google Play on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Sign in to your Google account.
  • Go to the Menu ☰ icon.
  • Under the subscriptions section, choose QuickBooks Self-Employed.
  • Select Cancel and follow all the onscreen steps.

Does QuickBooks Self-Employed sync with Quickbooks Online?

As we already discussed in the introduction part, you can’t automatically convert the data from QuickBooks Self-Employed into another QuickBooks product. First, you have to download a .csv file for your transactions and after upload to QuickBooks Online.

When should I need to upgrade QB Self-Employed to QB Online?

Previously you are working as a freelancer or contractor, and now you are growing with your business Quickbooks and you need more advanced reporting. Maybe, in this case, you need to upgrade QB Self-Employed to QB Online.

Difference between QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online?

QB Self-Employed is used by freelancers, contractors and the self-employed individuals to manage the finances and tax reports. Whereas QB Online is designed for a small business where max 25 users can work at a time. Both are cloud-based products of QuickBooks.

Now, going to bind up this topic with the three main steps to switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed to QuickBooks Online. Hope this article will fruitful to you and you easily migrate all your transaction to QB Online. For any further query, directly contact our Proadvisor support experts or you can directly reach us on 1-855-441-4417.

connect with QuickBooks experts


Author: Editor Team
Wizxpert Authors & Editor team is blessed with the most qualified and experienced experts that support you with one of the best solutions for your queries related to Accounting and Bookkeeping. We are here from last 3 years in the assistance of our customers. Our main goal is to happy and satisfied viewers with our service. We are a team of 10+ members. Every member research on the unique issue and try to fetch out the relevant solutions of that particular problem. Our team always tries to get the update with every new release of Accounting and Bookkeeping solution, and also try our level best to convey that information in the very moderate form to our viewers.



error: Content is protected !!