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Set up and use multi currency in QuickBooks

Set up and use multi currency in QuickBooks: QuickBooks Online supports using multiple currencies. When you use the Multicurrency feature, you sell products and services to customers or buy products from vendors whose base currency is different from your home currency.

If you don’t want to keep record transactions in multiple currencies, don’t turn on the Multicurrency feature because you can’t turn it off again. in this article we discuss setting up and use multi currency in Quickbooks.

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Set up multicurrency in QuickBooks


  • First, you need to Turn on Multicurrency
  • Click on  Edit and choose Preference
  • Then, click on Multi-currency
  • In the Select currency dropdown option choose your home currency


Now you need to add foreign currencies per customer profile or vendor profile.

  • Create a new profile to add a new currency
  •  When you turn on the multicurrency then all vendors and customers can assign home currency.

Note: Recorded currency transactions can’t change for names.

  • Keep on utilizing these home cash clients or sellers as you close open adjusts.
  • Utilize your remote money clients or vendors for any new deals or buys you make yet keep utilizing the home currencies names until you complete any present open exchanges.
  • Utilize Customer and Vendor Centres to make foreign currency clients or sellers.
  •  In the event that a name is as of now recorded utilizing your home currency, relegate a marginally extraordinary name to the outside cash client or vendors that you made.


Steps to add foreign currency first you should select one between customer or vendor options.

  • Select one option vendor or customer center in vendor or customer menu
  • Then, select the new customer or new vendor
  • Then type name of customer/vendor
  • At last press ok.


After adding the foreign currency vendor or customer then you have to add a foreign currency account while using one currency for each account. you should create a new account for your foreign currency transaction.

For each account, you have to assign only one currency.

  • Check all account assigned with your home currency

Note: after the recorded transactions, you can’t change currency.

  • Use the home currency to complete open balance and use the foreign currency to your transactions for the account.
  • You can assign currency in many account types like a credit card, Bank, Account payable/receivable.
  • The currency Account payable/receivable accounts should be the same currency as the vendor or customer used in the transaction.
  • you can create a chart of account for foreign currency or QB also create an account for each transaction.
  • Now add foreign currency in account
  • Click on the list menu
  • Then go to select chart of account
  • After then, right-click and choose New option
  • Select an account and type a name
  • Then click Save and close the tab.


If you use the currency of the us dollar then you can download rates.

  • Click on Lists menu, at that point Currency List.
  • Select the Activities option and choose Download Latest Exchange Rates.

Now you should enter exchange rates:

  • Go to the Lists menu, at that point Currency List
  • Then, you can Double-click on the currency
  • In the Edit Currency window, update the currency with notice date.


At last, you need to make foreign currency transactions. This is important to remind you, you have to use the account and name of foreign currency to make new transactions of foreign currency.

  • While opening an invoice for existing customers with your home currency then you cant use foreign currency to receive payment.
  • While using foreign currency version then your customer needs to finish the transactions
  • Don’t assign currency which currency assign for customer and vendor
  • Decide the home money currency amount of the transaction and Exchange rates are a piece of every transaction.
  • Sums on sales and buy transactions are in the client’s or seller’s currency + the home currency is = (equals) to the total transaction.
  • Reports show change in the home currency without including paying cash utilized in the transaction.

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Use of multicurrency in QuickBooks

  • You can assign a specific currency to many types of profiles such as a vendor, customer, credit card account, account receivable/ payable and bank account.
  • All transaction reports are reflected by your home currency.
  • The Sums on sales and buy transactions are in the client’s or seller’s currency + the home currency is = (equals) to the total transaction.
  • Don’t assign currency which currency assign for customer and vendor

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