Inactivating an account ensures that your transactions are intact and reports will not be changed.
Wrong. Reports ARE changed if you inactivate a balance sheet account with a balance. An adjusting transaction is created that zeroes out the balance and moves it to the Opening Balance Equity account which changes the balance sheet and is wrong. You should never inactivate a balance sheet account with a balance.
" You can also restore all your inactive accounts anytime you want."
Restoring an inactive balance sheet account that had a balance does not reinstate the balance.
@Malcolm Ziman I have made that mistake reading the information and now my client's opening balance equity is all jacked up. Is there a way to create a journal entry to zero out opening balance equity. Then move forward with not inactivating accounts again with balances? Or reactivate inactivate accounts journal entry to zero the accounts then make inactive? So confused, I need to step back from the books and regroup.