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How to change my legal name in Quickbooks?

someone please help me change my legal name in quickbooks, i have been on hold for 30 minutes

 

 

(Title has been edited by moderator for clarity)

 

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Level 7

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

Hi,

 

To change the legal name/company name in QuickBooks Online, navigate to the company cog in the top right hand side of the screen and select 'Account and Settings' under 'Your Company'. This will bring up a new window. Click on the 'Company name' section where this will allow you to edit and change the details. Be sure to click 'Save' and then 'Done' to make sure all changes are reflected in the system going forward.

 

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Emily

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Level 6

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

Hi,

Welcome to the community.

You are using Desktop or Online? By legal name you mean Company Name? It would be helpfull if you could give us some more details. 

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Level 1

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

I'm having a similiar problem, it won't let me delete my company name so it isn't on the 1099. It lists the legal name and company name.... and my phone number which I don't want listed.

 

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Level 6

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

Hi, 

If you are using the online edition then please click on the following links -

 

https://community.intuit.com/questions/1653204-what-do-i-need-to-do-to-update-my-company-s-legal-nam...

 

and 

 

https://community.intuit.com/questions/1659175-can-you-please-help-me-change-the-legal-name-of-my-bu...

 

I hope you are not getting any error message.

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Level 3

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

I found this in my QuickBoo help...

Change your legal or company name and address

To do this task

  1. Choose Company > My Company.

  2. At the top right of the window, click the edit icon edit icon. The Company Information window opens.

  3. To change your company name or address, enter the correct information in the Contact Information section.

  4. To change your company's legal name or address, click Legal Information on the left and enter the correct information.

  5. Click OK.

If you subscribe to Assisted Payroll or QuickBooks Payroll with Direct Deposit, visit Go online Payroll.com (http://www.payroll.com/support/forms.html) for forms and instructions on how to change your legal company name or address.

 

I hope this helps.

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Level 7

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

Hi,

 

To change the legal name/company name in QuickBooks Online, navigate to the company cog in the top right hand side of the screen and select 'Account and Settings' under 'Your Company'. This will bring up a new window. Click on the 'Company name' section where this will allow you to edit and change the details. Be sure to click 'Save' and then 'Done' to make sure all changes are reflected in the system going forward.

 

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Emily

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Level 1

Re: How to change my legal name in Quickbooks?

Click on Company, then Company information, Edit (upright corner), then you can change it.

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Level 1

Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

I enrered my name in error and want it to be the company name.

 

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Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

need to change legal name to match company name before ordering 1099's.  Went to account and settings and tried to change it.. got application error code -70000

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Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

need to change legal name in QBO.  It needs to match company name for 1099's . getting application error code - 70000 .  

 

Please help . 1099's due very soon!

 

nancy

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Re: unable to change my legal name in quickbooks

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, @nancysakakura.

 

If your company is linked to e-services, you may need to turn this off first before updating your legal business name. After updating the info, please turn it on again and send us a new authorization form.

 

The details and steps are outlined in this article: Update your business info in online payroll.

 

I'm here to get you moving in the right direction, so let me know how it goes after performing the steps. I'm always around if you need help. Have a great day!

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