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How do i delete a company?

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How do i delete a company?

Hi there, youngbloodagency.


Welcome to the Community. I can help you with deleting a company in QuickBooks Online.


There are just a few steps to get this done. Here's how:


1. Make sure you have the company you need to delete open.

2. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner.

3. Choose Account and Settings.

4. Select the Billing and Subscription tab.

5. Click the blue Cancel link beside of the Subscription status.

6. You'll be asked if you want to change your plan, call in, or continue to cancel. If you're sure, select Continue to cancel.


This article offers more info about canceling your subscription and what happens to your data once you cancel:


With this info you'll be able to delete the company that is no longer needed. Feel free to comment below if you have any other questions.




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How do i delete a company?

this is an explaination of how to cancel the subscription... but how do you DELETE a company?


How do i delete a company?

Hi ellyv,


You'll have to reach out to our QuickBooks Support Team. They have the tools to delete your company in our system.


  1. Go to Help and click on Contact us.
  2. Type in "delete a company" as your concern and select Let's talk.
  3. Choose either Start messaging or Get a callback.

On another note, we recommend exporting your QuickBooks Online (QBO) data for your records.


Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.

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How do i delete a company?

I'm having issues transferring my desktop to the correct online account, would this work?  Whats happening is when I do download its going to the "trial" account and not the "subscribed" account.

QuickBooks Team

How do i delete a company?

Thanks for joining this thread, speedo.


I'm here to help ensure you're able to transfer your data to QuickBooks Online (QBO).


Upon moving your data, a step will ask you to sign in as the admin of the QBO company. Make sure to select the subscribed account, not the trial one. 


You can follow the steps outlined below on how to import your desktop file to QBO:


  1. Log in to QuickBooks Desktop as an admin to the company file you need to import.
  2. Go to the Company menu, then select Export Company File to QuickBooks Online (if you're using Pro or Premier).
  3. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+1 to open the Product Information window. Press Ctrl+B+Q, then select OK (if you're using Enterprise).
  4. On the export window, select Start your export.
  5. Sign in as an admin to your QuickBooks Online company.
  6. Select the Choose online company▼ drop-down, and click the QuickBooks Online company you want to be replaced by your company file.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Enter “Agree” in the text field, then select Replace.
  9. Select Yes, go ahead and replace the data, then select Replace.

You can refer to this article for detailed steps and video tutorial: Move your QuickBooks Desktop file to QuickBooks Online.


Another way of moving your data is to export list from QBDT, then import them to QBO. Check out these articles to know the list and transaction type you can transfer:

Stay in touch by commenting below. Just tag my name and I'm always glad to help ensure you're success.


Thank you and stay safe!

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