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Level 1

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

 
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Content Leader

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Hi there, @bricknelson.

 

I have just the clarification you're looking for regarding QuickBooks Online (QBO) Usage Limits. These limits are decided based on the version of QBO you're using. For the Chart of Accounts, you can have:

  • QuickBooks Online Advanced: No limit
  • All other versions: 250 accounts

If you're using QBO Plus, Essentials, or Simple Start and you already have over 250 ledger accounts, making one inactive will reduce your usage limit by one. However, if you're under 250, your limit will remain the same until you've reached that point. We offer a detailed guide on usage limits in QBO that is sure to be of assistance.

 

Using this information, you can better control the usage limits allotted to your subscription type. Please know you can always find me here anytime you need a helping hand, I'm always up to talk QuickBooks. Thanks for dropping in, have a magnificent rest of your week.

Level 2

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

when I signed up for QBO plus there were no limits. why now? Bate and Switch?

Level 2

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Could you answer this question?

Content Leader

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

@bricknelson @rockerjd

 

Happy Friday, everyone.

 

I'm here with a little more information regarding QuickBooks Online Usage Limits. If you're already in excess of any of the limits stated in our usage guide, you'll be able to operate as normal so long as no changes are made to these entities.

 

The Limits Dashboard is a great tool for keeping track of your Online company's usage. It can be accessed from the Gear icon (⚙) > Usage tab. From here, you can keep a close eye on your business's count of Classes and Locations, the Chart of Accounts, and Billable Users.

 

Lastly, please consider using this as an opportunity to clean up some of the unused entities in your QuickBooks. Any item made Inactive won't count towards your limit total, these links will help you accomplish that:

 

 

Please touch base with me here for all of your QuickBooks needs, I want to ensure your success. Thanks for bringing us your questions, have a safe and relaxing weekend ahead.

Level 2

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

I don't "consider this an opportunity" to do anything other than force me to upgrade.  My accounts are exactly how I set them up, exactly what my business requires and exactly what I need.

Level 10

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?


@MichaelDL wrote:

@bricknelson @rockerjd

 

Happy Friday, everyone.

 

I'm here with a little more information regarding QuickBooks Online Usage Limits. If you're already in excess of any of the limits stated in our usage guide, you'll be able to operate as normal so long as no changes are made to these entities.

 

The Limits Dashboard is a great tool for keeping track of your Online company's usage. It can be accessed from the Gear icon (⚙) > Usage tab. From here, you can keep a close eye on your business's count of Classes and Locations, the Chart of Accounts, and Billable Users.

 

Lastly, please consider using this as an opportunity to clean up some of the unused entities in your QuickBooks. Any item made Inactive won't count towards your limit total, these links will help you accomplish that:

 

 

Please touch base with me here for all of your QuickBooks needs, I want to ensure your success. Thanks for bringing us your questions, have a safe and relaxing weekend ahead.


"Any item made Inactive won't count towards your limit total"

That's good to know

Level 1

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

I need help please. I am making accounts inactive so as to get below the new limit. When I get to the expense accounts I get the following message. 

Error You cannot delete an account that is associated with a Form 1099 box. No idea what this cryptic message means. Can you provide some insight as to how to get past this error to make the account inactive? 
Thanks for your help.
Content Leader

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Hi there, lestroo2.

 

Thanks for reaching out here in the Community. I can help you get rid of the error you're receiving.

 

The account needs to be removed from the 1099 form box. There are just a few steps to get this done. Here's how:

 

1. Choose the Expenses tab from the left navigation bar.

2. Select the Vendors tab at the top of the page.

3. Click Prepare 1099s in the top right corner.

4. Choose Continue your 1099s.

5. Continue to the Accounts page.

6. Here you can locate the account here and update it to a different account or uncheck the box.

7. Click Save and Finish Later to close.

 

Now you'll be able to make the account inactive. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Level 3

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Sometimes payroll accounts still count towards usage limits - even when they are inactive.

 

Is there a way to correct this?

Moderator

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

You're correct, okshakes.

 

When you make an account inactive, it will not reduce the usage limits. It is designed this way since the system is still keeping its transactions and information.

 

As of now, if you'd like to increase the maximum limits, you may want to upgrade your subscription.

 

You can also take a look at this article when managing the usage limits: What are usage limits in QuickBooks Online?

 

Feel free to get back to this thread if there's anything that I can help. Keep safe!

Level 3

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

What happens if that account was created by mistake and has nothing in it... no transactions whatsoever?

QuickBooks Team

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

We can cancel the account, okshakes. 

 

For the mistakenly subscribed accounts in QuickBooks, you can cancel them to avoid additional charges. I'll show you how:

  1. Log in to qbo.intuit.com.
  2. Then, select the account that was mistakenly created.
  3. At the upper-right corner, click Accounts and Settings.
  4. From the Billing & Subscription menu, click Cancel subscription under the QuickBooks section.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

Then, we can sign out and sign back in to ensure that it was successfully canceled. You can check out these articles for more details on how to manage your accounts: 

The Community is always available to help you with your questions. Just leave a reply below and we'll surely help you through it. Take care always!

Level 3

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Hello,

 

Thank you for the reply... however, my question is specifically regarding accounts within the chart of accounts, not the QBO master account.

 

My question is: In the chart of accounts, why would a specific account be counted against your total usage if there is nothing in it? I have seen this nowhere else but in mistakenly created payroll accounts.

 

Thank you.

QuickBooks Team

Does making an account inactive reduce my usage limits?

Hello there, @okshakes.

 

Let me share some information about QuickBooks Online usage limits.

 

 In early 2019, usage limits were added to QuickBooks Online plans especially in the U.S. These affect how many users, class and location, and chart of account elements you can have. If you’re using QuickBooks Online Plus, you are only allowed to have 250 accounts in Chart of accounts. 

 

You can check out this article to know more about your usage limit. Usage limits in QuickBooks Online.

 

Please know that any items such as accounts or classes that are made inactive will not count towards the limit. 

 

You can use these articles on how you can manage classes and account from the chart of the accounts:

 

 

If you have any further questions, please let me know. I am here to help. Take care!

 

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