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How Does QuickBooks Choose What Date to Use on Transactions?

QuickBooks provides you with two options when it comes to assigning a date to transactions that you enter.

If you click Edit (in the menu bar) > Preferences > General and then look at the My Preferences tab, you can either:

Default Date in QuickBooks

  • Use today's date as the default
  • Use the last entered date as default - if you override a date on a transaction within QuickBooks, it will then use that same date on the next transaction that is entered. 

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My suggestion is to set this preference to use today's date as the default option. If you have to override a date at any time, it is easy to do. But then, you don't have to remember to reset the date after that back to today's date. I think you'll find it a lot easier to work with this way.

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