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Level 1

Removing old checks from reconciliations

I have a client who insists on reconciling his own bank account in QB desktop. He has old checks that date back 5 years that are still sitting in the reconciliation window. 

How do I remove them and get his accounts back in balance? 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
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Removing old checks from reconciliations

Are the checks real?  Did the company issue them?  If so, did they clear the bank?

 

If they are real then don't delete them.  Because they are real.

 

If they are real, why didn't they clear the bank? Or did they?

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Level 3

Removing old checks from reconciliations

I have the same question.  It is an old account it probably had a lot inaccuracies from the previous person using the account.  We want to start with Jan. 1 2019.  What would be the correct process without me doing a workaround.  This is an old desktop Quickbooks version.  Thanks!

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Removing old checks from reconciliations

"We want to start with Jan. 1 2019.  What would be the correct process without me doing a workaround."

 

Any prior amounts from income and expense are already rolled into Equity. That means, to get Bank on track, the offset entry for the One Check (if the bank shows too high) or the One Make Deposit (if the bank shows too low) is offset as Equity. Keep this off of the P&L.

 

You also should address if Loan accounts and credit card and other balance sheet accounts are being properly used and managed and reconciled. This likely is not the only error in this file.

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