Downgrade your QuickBooks Online plan

Get help with downgrading your QuickBooks Online plan.

If you think your current QuickBooks Online plan isn't the right fit for your business, don't worry. You can downgrade. And if you change your mind after, you can still upgrade anytime.

Before you downgrade

Be sure to do these first before you switch to another plan.

Review what will go away when you downgrade

  • Features: Downgrading also means leaving some features your current QuickBooks plan supports. Make sure your new QuickBooks plan will meet your needs. Check out this comparison chart to review what will go away when you switch.
  • Third-party apps: Changing your plan might affect some third-party apps connected to QuickBooks. This will happen if the new plan doesn't support the feature your app works with. You can still use some apps directly on their website. You’ll just have to enter transactions manually from the app since it will no longer sync with QuickBooks. Review your apps in the My Apps tab.
  • Plan discounts: Downgrading will also remove all discounts you have on your current plan.

Take care of possible downgrade issues (or “stoppers”)

Some features in your current plan might cause a hiccup when downgrading. These “downgrade stoppers” happen if you move to a plan that doesn’t have any of the features below.

Recurring transaction templates

QuickBooks Online Simple Start doesn’t support recurring transactions. If you need to switch to Simple Start, turn off your recurring transaction templates first. Be sure to have an alternative way to keep track of your scheduled transactions.


You might have to remove some users, depending on which plan you'll downgrade to and how many users it supports.

Find out more about each plan's user limit.


Only QuickBooks Online Plus lets you track inventory.If you need to switch from any of these plans, you’ll have to make your inventory items inactive first.


QuickBooks Online Simple Start doesn’t have a multi-currency feature. If you have this feature turned on in your current plan, you won’t be able to switch to Simple Start.

Get in touch with us so we can help.

Downgrade your plan

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online as an admin.
  2. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Account and Settings.
  3. Go to Billing & Subscription. Make sure your payment info is updated and valid.
  4. Select Downgrade. The "Change my plan" page shows your current plan, and other plans you can downgrade to.
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  5. Find the new plan you want, then select Choose Plan.
  6. Review what goes away with your new plan. If you’re ready to downgrade, select Next.
  7. Take care of any stoppers that appear. In case you encounter any problems when fixing stoppers, fix them manually. Follow the steps in "Take care of possible downgrade issues" section, then go back here once you're done.
  8. Review your new billing details. Select Change plan to complete the process.
  9. Sign out of QuickBooks Online.

If you get the massage "Something's not quite right"

This is because we can't use your payment info. Go to your Billing & Subscription screen, and make sure your payment info is updated and valid.

Check if your plan is changed

The plan change should take effect immediately. To make sure your subscription is downgraded:

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online as an admin.
  2. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Account and Settings.
  3. Go to Billing and Subscription, then check your plan details.

If you decide to go back to your previous plan

If you change your mind, you need to wait 24 hours before you can go back to your previous plan.

Once you’re ready, here’s how to upgrade your plan.

After upgrading, be sure to do the following: