Setting default accounts to write checks, pay bills or sales tax and make deposits in Quickbooks for Mac 2012-2013

Setting default accounts to write checks, pay bills or sales tax and make deposits in Quickbooks for Mac 2012-2013

QuickBooks for Mac 2012 now allows you to set default accounts for write checks, pay bills or sales tax and make deposits.

QuickBooks for Mac 2011 uses the bank account that was selected on the last transaction (check, bill payment, or deposit) to determine the default bank account for the next transaction.

To set the default account in QuickBooks for Mac 2012-2013:
  1. From QuickBooks menu select Preferences
  2. Select Checks Customization
  3. Check the box for each transaction type and then choose an account from the drop down list

QuickBooks for Mac 2011 and earlier:

To change the default bank account, simply use that bank account in a transaction. That account then becomes the default for all subsequent transactions until the account is changed. If the account is frequently changed for different transactions and one account is wanted to remain as the default, QuickBooks does not provide a method for doing so.