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How do I correct a deposit that was deposited in error?

I accidentally deposited the check to my business account when it should have gone into my personal account.
QuickBooks Team

How do I correct a deposit that was deposited in error?

Hi there, @llm050.


I can help walk you through the steps of how to fix the check that is deposited to the wrong account in QuickBooks Online (QBO).  


Let's go to the view register to edit the check you've previously deposited. 


Here's how: 


  1. Choose the Accounting tab, then pick Chart of Accounts
  2. Locate the business account, then hit View register
  3. Click the check and tap Edit
  4. In the Account drop-down, select the personal account. 
  5. Hit Save and close


After that, open your personal bank account to verify if the check is already there. 



You can also check these great resources that can help you with managing your COA, deposits, bank feeds, and other relevant topics. 



Let me know if you have more questions. I'm always here anytime you need help. Take care!

Level 1

How do I correct a deposit that was deposited in error?

Thanks for the reply. However, my personal banking account is not connected with QB's. So I cannot post it. 

QuickBooks Team

How do I correct a deposit that was deposited in error?

Thanks for the quick reply, @llm050.


I'm here to ensure you can transfer the deposit to your personal account in QuickBooks Online (QBO). 


Since the personal account is not connected to QBO, I'd suggest depositing the amount to the Owner's Equity. But before doing that, let's delete first the wrong deposit. Simply go to your business account, then delete the transaction.



After deleting, please follow the steps below. 


  1. Go to the New icon, then choose Bank Deposit. 
  2. Choose the customer's name in the Received from the drop-down.
  3. In the Account box, select Owner's Equity. If you don't have it yet, click the +New
  4. Complete the Payment method, amount, etc
  5. Hit Save and close.



Then right after, create an Expense transaction to return the money to your personal account. 


Here's how: 


  1. Choose the + icon, then select Expense
  2. Pick the Payee name in the drop-down.
  3. Complete the Payment account, method, and date
  4. In Category, choose Owner's Equity
  5. Enter an amount. 
  6. Tap Save and close.


Also, you can always run the quick reports by clicking the drop-down arrow beside View Register. This way, you can review your data, then customize it to show the specific details. See the sample screenshot for your guidance. 



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Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with by hitting the Reply button underneath. I’ll be right here to assist further. Enjoy the rest of the day. 

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