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jackie37
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I added a personal expense account in the wrong place and want to delete it. It has no transactions in it.

I don't need to make it inactive or keep it for any reason.
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Best answer June 06, 2020

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Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

I added a personal expense account in the wrong place and want to delete it. It has no transactions in it.

Welcome to the Community, @28070641.

 

Deleting an account isn't an option in QuickBooks Online. However, we can make it inactive. This is to ensure that QuickBooks users still have an option to restore it.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Under Your Company, choose Chart of accounts.
  3. Select the expense account you want to delete, then under Action column, click the dropdown menu, and choose to Make inactive.

This will hide the account from the lists and your chart of accounts.

 

Should you need assistance in managing your Chart of Accounts, you can refer to these articles:

You can always get back in here if you need further assistance. I'll be around to help you out. Have a great day.

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Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

I added a personal expense account in the wrong place and want to delete it. It has no transactions in it.

Welcome to the Community, @28070641.

 

Deleting an account isn't an option in QuickBooks Online. However, we can make it inactive. This is to ensure that QuickBooks users still have an option to restore it.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Under Your Company, choose Chart of accounts.
  3. Select the expense account you want to delete, then under Action column, click the dropdown menu, and choose to Make inactive.

This will hide the account from the lists and your chart of accounts.

 

Should you need assistance in managing your Chart of Accounts, you can refer to these articles:

You can always get back in here if you need further assistance. I'll be around to help you out. Have a great day.

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jackie37
Level 1

I added a personal expense account in the wrong place and want to delete it. It has no transactions in it.

Thank you!  I appreciate the help.  It looks like you never 'delete' an account, just make it disappear.  Interesting.

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