We have an operating account and a payroll account at our local bank. I inadvertantly paid Operating expenses but printed them on checks for our Payroll account. How do I get the erroneos checks in the Payroll account moved over to the Operating account?
This did not solve the problem. The operating checks were written in the proper operating account but were printed on payroll account checks. The bank applied those check to our payroll account at the bank. When reconciling the the two account statements (Operating/Payroll) from the bank, they will not balance with corresponding Quickbook accounts.
Start with Reality: You printed from Payroll, on Payroll Checks, so there is nothing to Move in the accounting. You don't want to Reprint them, because they are sent out and cashed, too. That is your reality.
"The bank applied those check to our payroll account at the bank."
And top left of each check, then, make sure it shows From Payroll Bank. That needs to reflect your reality.
You sort of asked it Backwards: "How do I get the erroneos checks in the Payroll account moved over to the Operating account?"
All you need to do is confirm the bookkeeping reflects Reality. They stay in the Payroll Bank; that's Reality.