If you are using QuickBooks 2019, please see Improved IIF Import in QuickBooks 2019.

Intuit Interchange Format (.IIF) files are cross-platform text files that can help you better manage your QuickBooks Desktop company data. This article details tasks you can do using IIF.

This article is part of a series that covers basic information about .IIF files in QuickBooks Desktop.

Generally, you can:

  • Export lists from one QuickBooks company file and import them into another
  • Import lists or transactions into QuickBooks from another program
  • Export list to and Import data from the QuickBooks Pro Timer.
  • Share data between different QuickBooks editions and platforms (such as Pro, Premier, and Enterprise, or between Windows and Mac)

Specifically, these are some of the tasks you can do with IIF:

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