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I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

The nonprofit I am working with has had QB for about a year and has accounts in the chart of accounts they have never used and won't.  How do I actually delete these accounts?  I am very familiar with QB Desktop but this is the first time I am working with QB online.  

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I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

Hi there, nell626.

 

We can hide them by making them inactive. You can follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Chart of Accounts.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Action column.
  3. Select Make inactive, then Yes to confirm.

I've added these links for more details:

I'll be here if you need more help. Wishing you all the best!

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I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

Hi there, nell626.

 

We can hide them by making them inactive. You can follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Chart of Accounts.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Action column.
  3. Select Make inactive, then Yes to confirm.

I've added these links for more details:

I'll be here if you need more help. Wishing you all the best!

View solution in original post

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I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

Thank you. So making them inactive is basically the same as deleting them? I saw where I could do that & have done it, plus added, " Do Not Use" to the name. But I thought I might be able to actually delete them like I can on the desktop version. 

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QuickBooks Team

I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

I can share additional information with deleting accounts, @nell626.

 

Yes, you’re right. You can only make them inactive. It works like deleting it. QuickBooks Online (QBO) hides the account from your lists and menus but keeps records of past transactions on your reports.

 

You can follow the steps provided by AlexV on how to make it inactive. Here's a reference on how to delete an account on your chart of accounts in QuickBooks Online

 

A feature to delete accounts with $0 balances would be a great addition to the current features that we have, so I'll take note of it. You can visit the QuickBooks Blog to check for new updates and features that we have. 

 

Stay in touch if you have other concerns with your Chart of Accounts by leaving a comment below. I'm always glad to help in any way I can.​ Have a great rest of the day. 

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I am helping a nonprofit that has a chart of accounts with accounts they don't need with zero balances. How do I delete the account?

Thank you.  I now understand this.  

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