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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

 
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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

Hi tonijcherry! Good Day! Yes, a general journal entry (GJE) can be deleted by,

  • Go to Company menu and select Make General Journal Entries
  • Go to the Main tab, and at the top left corner of the Make General Journal Entries window, click on the Left Arrow (Previous) to locate the GJE that should be deleted
  • If you know the GJE number, you may click on Find and in the Entry No. field, enter the GJE number

Please let me know if this helps.

Happy Holidays! =)

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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

Hi tonijcherry! Good Day! Yes, a general journal entry (GJE) can be deleted by,

  • Go to Company menu and select Make General Journal Entries
  • Go to the Main tab, and at the top left corner of the Make General Journal Entries window, click on the Left Arrow (Previous) to locate the GJE that should be deleted
  • If you know the GJE number, you may click on Find and in the Entry No. field, enter the GJE number

Please let me know if this helps.

Happy Holidays! =)

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Level 1

Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

Once you find the j/e, it's <CTRL><DLTE> to delete it.
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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

Very helpful thank you
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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

Please remember the first step should be to make a Backup of your file, just to be safe.

Once you have the transaction up, you can Ctrl+D to delete the transaction or choose Delete from the Edit menu.

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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

What should I do if I deleted the account associated with the journal entry I want to delete? 

 

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Can I delete a general journal entry? If so, How is this done?

It's good to see you here in the Community, tony64.

 

You can only delete an account if there are no transactions linked to it. Since it's associated with a journal entry, you can make the account inactive.

 

QuickBooks Desktop won't completely delete an account, this is to ensure that your transactions are intact. Whenever you need the inactive account for your reference in the future, you can simply restore it.

 

To make an account inactive, here's how:

 

  1. Go to your Chart of Accounts.
  2. Select the account you want to hide.
  3. Right-click and choose Make Account Inactive.

To know more about this process, you can check this article for your reference: Create, edit, or delete account in QuickBooks.

 

You can visit this article to organize your chart of accounts: Understand the chart of accounts in QuickBooks.

 

I wish you continued success. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be more than willing to lend you a hand. You have a great day!

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