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Replace a lost cheque from previous fiscal years


I need to void some cheques from 2018 as they weren't cashed.  I also need to replace some cheques from 2019 and 2020 which have not been cashed and are lost.  Please help ?   I do not want to ruin previous years financials

QuickBooks Team

Replace a lost cheque from previous fiscal years

Hi Shari75,


Welcome to the community family! QuickBooks Desktop accompanies you at every step of the running of your business. I know how important it is to ensure accuracy across your books. I'll be happy to point you in the right direction with this.


Voiding cheques in QuickBooks Desktop is a pretty straightforward process.

  1. Go to the File menu and select Switch to Single-user mode. If you see Switch to Multi-user mode, don't select it.
  2. Go to the Accountant menu and select Batch Delete/Void Transactions.
  3. Select the transactions you want to void from the Available Transactions list.
  4. Select  Review & Void
  5. Select Back Up & Void. You can also skip the backup and select Void only from the dropdowns. 
  6. Select Yes to confirm you want to void the transactions.

And voila! Feel free to also check out these useful articles to assist you with your task.

I also recommend reaching out to your accountant to make sure everything is lining up correctly in your books. In case you don't have an accountant, you can find one on our Find-a-ProAdvisor website


I hope this helps! Have a nice day.

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Replace a lost cheque from previous fiscal years

The cheques are from previous Fiscal years 2018 and 2019, i also need to re-issue them