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How do I make a spelling correction in the chart of accounts?

I spelled reinbusment incorrectly in my chart of accounts
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How do I make a spelling correction in the chart of accounts?

HI there Darrell,


Welcome to the QuickBooks Community! This is the place to come for answers to all of your QuickBooks questions. I love that you've been creating new accounts in the chart of accounts - it's the perfect way to ensure that you'll be recording your transactions accurately going forward. QuickBooks Online is equipped with a straightforward way to make changes to the accounts in the chart of accounts, so let me explain how you can go about fixing that error.


To edit or change the name of an account in the Chart of Accounts please follow the steps below:


  1. Navigate to the Chart of Accounts from the Accounting tab on the left.
  2. Locate the account you need to edit.
  3. Click the black arrow in the Action column, then select Edit.
  4. Make any necessary changes to the account.
  5. Click Save and Close.


For more on editing an account and so much more check out this article: Add to or edit the Chart of Accounts.


It's easy to make errors from time to time, luckily it's even easier to fix them. Enjoy your day!