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Write checks in quickbooks

I just received 10 months of work from a client. They were still in my 2018 QB. Moved them to my 2020 QB Desktop. When entering checks, keep getting message item not assigned class.  I do not use classes.  How do I stop this.  Also noted that there are two tabs when I am entering a check - Expenses and Items. I do not use Items - my items list is empty.

QuickBooks Team

Write checks in quickbooks

I can help you turn off your class tracking in QuickBooks, @lyndaj.


Below are the easy steps, so you won't be prompt to assign a class when creating checks.


  1. Go to Edit, then Preferences.
  2. Select the Accounting tab, then the Company Preferences tab.
  3. Remove the check mark next to Use class tracking for transactions.
  4. Click OK.

On the other hand, the items tab in the write check page is working as designed. Thus, removing it is unavailable.


I've added our page about banking and bank feeds which I'm sure you'll find helpful. It has links with solutions to banking-related issues.


Don't hesitate to swing by if you have other questions or concerns. You can always count on us here in the Community. Thanks for joining us today and have a wonderful weekend.


Level 2

Write checks in quickbooks

Thank you so much.  I went through all the preferences but totally missed that.


QuickBooks Team

Write checks in quickbooks

You're always welcome, @lyndaj.
I'm so glad that my colleague was able to able to help you. You can count on the Community if you need additional assistance in completing your other tasks with QuickBooks.
It's always our pleasure to help. Cheering you and your business to continued success!

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