Once the limits on number of classes starts, do inactive classes count against the total number? I will need to add more classes going forward, but we are already over the limit. Can I inactivate old classes currently not in use to get under the limit?
Thanks for posting in the Community, @mattd71. I can provide clarification on inactivating Classes.
Inactive entities, such as Classes or Accounts, will not count against the total number of usage limits. For instance, if you have 41 Classes and Locations, you won’t be able to add a new class, as 40 is the limit. You would need to remove 2 Classes or Locations to get to 39 Classes and Locations before you could add your new class. I'm including an article with additional information on deleting classes: How to Set Up and Use Class and Location Tracking.
Some have looked at this as an opportunity to help clean up the books and remove items that are no longer needed. For further insight on usage limits, I recommend the following article: What are Usage Limits in QuickBooks Online?
Please let me know if you should have any questions about this as I'd be happy to answer them. Take care.
Thank you for your quick response. I have two follow up questions:
You're certainly welcome, @mattd71.
Classes that have been made inactive will appear on reports, such as the Profit and Loss by Class. Additionally, they will be indicated as having been deleted and there isn't an option to filter them. I've included a screenshot of a report being ran for 2017 that contains a now inactive class:
To answer your second question, usage limits will affect the ability to add an entity, such as a class or account. You should be able to edit existing classes or accounts even if you're above the limit.
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RE: Once the limits on number of classes starts, do inactive classes count against the total number?
Work around this - at least for awhile - by adding hundreds of classes to your class list before the limits go into place.
Wow how disgusting what INTUIT is doing. Crooked INTUIT has always taught us to use classes for everything, now if you get to 40 classes, which you can easily do, and you need 1 more, you have to pay crooked Intuit $1800 per year.
If you subscribed to the QBO Plus subscription because INTUIT advertised unlimited classes, are you ok allowing these people to just steal that feature from the product you already purchased?
yes, sub-classes count against your total. So we must simplify our companies, according to Intuit 40 classes is plenty for any average Company, (they pulled that number from their B#$%$) if you need one more class, perhaps 41, OH NO WOW, according to CROOKED INTUIT that means that you must operate a very wealthy multi-million Dollar Corporation that MUST pay CROOKED INTUIT a share of your wealth by upgrading to their QBO Advanced Subscription at $1800 per year. Go figure!
Absolutely horrible!!! And no notice really . . . Guess it's time to find another accounting package as QB is filled with so many glitches anyway. Anyone ever try to work with the AMEX spend manager? UGH!
HERE IT IS, CROOKED INTUIT HAS STARTED TO BLOCK AND WILL NOT ALLOW TO ADD NEW CLASSES OR NEW ACCOUNTS, UNLESS I PAY THESE CRIMINALS MORE MONEY !!!!
Message displayed when I try to add:
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Adding a class requires that you upgrade to QuickBooks Online Advanced. Upgrade to increase your limits or learn how to manage them.
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**** SEND YOUR $1,800 DOLLARS AND YOU CAN ADD MORE CLASSES AND MORE ACCOUNTS ***** CROOKED INTUIT, A BUNCH OF CRIMINALS FOR STEALING THE FEATURES I HAD ALREADY PAID !!!