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Can I delete an employee?

How do I delete an employee entered in error?
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Can I delete an employee?

It's great to have you here in the QuickBooks Community, @horizonframing.


I can share the steps to help you manage your employee in QuickBooks Online Payroll.


You can delete an employee within the employee profile. To do that, follow the steps below:


  1. Go to the Payroll menu, then go to the Employees tab.
  2. Click the name of the employee.
  3. Select Edit employee.
  4. At the bottom, choose Delete employee.


Also, rather than permanently deleting an employee, you have the option to make them "inactive". This is similar to deleting them, but the program has been designed this way to give you the option to continue to access their information if you ever needed it in the future.


To make your employee inactive, click the Employees tab, select the employee, then click Edit employee. Change their Employment Status to Inactive. This will remove them from your active employee list. 


Here are some resources to help you manage your workers:



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