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lburke88
Level 1

Can I please have help Deleting (Not "Make Inactive") an account that I just made? It is the wrong type, and there are no transactions associated with it.

 
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Stan from CloudBusiness
Level 3

Can I please have help Deleting (Not "Make Inactive") an account that I just made? It is the wrong type, and there are no transactions associated with it.

Hello @lburke88,

 

Making the account inactive is also deleting the account. When the account is deleted, it gets removed from your Chart of accounts, and other places where you can see and choose accounts. If the account contains transactions, they remain part of your company data. You can find them through reports.

 

To delete the account successfully, you may need to make it inactive:

 

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts under Your Company.
  3. Find the account you want to delete.
  4. Select the drop-down in the Action column, then choose Make Inactive.
  5. Select Yes to confirm the action.

To learn more, you may check this article: How to delete a bank account in Chart of Accounts.
Should you have any further questions just let me know. Stan is by your side!

IamjuViel
QuickBooks Team

Can I please have help Deleting (Not "Make Inactive") an account that I just made? It is the wrong type, and there are no transactions associated with it.

Hello, @lburke88.

 

When you put an account as inactive, it would be marked as Deleted. It will be hidden from your Chart of Accounts list and will not be included in your reports.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts.
  3. Choose the account you want to inactive.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow in the ACTION column.
  5. Select Make inactive.
  6. Click Yes

You can read through these articles for more insights when managing your accounts in the Chart of Accounts:

You can always leave a comment below if you have other questions. The QuickBooks Team and other members of the forum are always willing to help. 

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