Users of the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Enterprise products can use A2X to account for their Shopify transactions. 

This guide will show you how to setup A2X for use with QuickBooks Desktop and Enterprise, and how to export your Shopify Payout data for accounting and reconciliation.

You will be ready to use A2X with QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Enterprise by completing these 3 steps:

  1. Setting up A2X - accounts, tax rates, bank accounts

  2. Mapping your accounts and taxes

  3. Exporting your payout data from A2X and importing into QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Enterprise

Before proceeding, please ensure that you have:

  • Signed-up for A2X and connected your A2X account to your Shopify Store.

  • Exported your chart of accounts from QuickBooks. Read more HERE.

STEP 1: Set up A2X 

When you land on the screen below, click on the blue 'Custom Integration' link right next to the 'Use without a connected accounting platform?', as shown below:

You will then be taken to Settings > Connections page to set up your chart of accounts, tax rates and bank accounts.

Upload Chart of Accounts & Tax Files
A2X needs your chart of accounts and tax rates in order to configure your accounting for Shopify Payouts. To learn more about uploading your chart of accounts, view this article HERE.

In the Export Format section, confirm the export format is 'QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Enterprise (IIF)'

Select bank accounts
Select your bank account where Shopify deposits your payouts, your credit card where Shopify charges any amounts owed and an asset account that can hold your month-end pending payout.

Save your settings.

STEP 2: Map your accounts and taxes
A2X needs to know how you want to map your Shopify transactions into your accounting system. The mapping process is performed on the Accounts and Taxes page.

This is a standard part of the A2X set up process for all users (both Online and Desktop). If you’d like some help with this our support team can give you some tips and pointers, but in general you’ll want to discuss this with your accountant as it affects the way your financial statements will appear. 

STEP 3: Export your payout data
A2X will export a specially formatted IIF file for each of your payouts. You will import the IIF file to your version of QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Enterprise.

Export the A2X payout data in IIF
Click the export link for any payout as shown below:

Import IIF into QuickBooks
(Windows) File → Utilities → Import → IIF Files
(Mac) File → Import → From IIF Files

Related Articles: 

Getting Started with A2X for Shopify: We have a series of step by step guide to help you get started, you can view these HERE

How to Upload my Shopify Chart of Accounts into A2X: instructions can be found HERE

Further A2X for Shopify support material can be found HERE

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