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How do I delete a contractor?

Level 15

How do I delete a contractor?

you can not, best you can do is make the contractor inactive to get it off some lists

QuickBooks Team

How do I delete a contractor?

That's a few clicks away, lmcginnis. 


I agree with what our AllStar provided. We can't totally delete a contractor, however, we can make them inactive so that anytime you want to reactivate them, you'll need not to re-enter their information. 


Here's how:

  1. From the left menu, click Workers and select Contractors
  2. Search and select the contractor's name.
  3. Below the contractor's name, click the Active drop-down and select Make as inactive.

You can read through these articles on how to manage your contractors and their 1099s


I'll be around if there's anything else that you need help with. 

Level 1

How do I delete a contractor?

Why would one get the following error message?


Unable to mark contractor inactive

Something went wrong. Please wait a moment and try again. If the problem continues, contact us.

Emily M
QuickBooks Team

How do I delete a contractor?

Hello there, @smittysauto10.


I’m here to assist you with the error message when making a contractor inactive. Browsers have cache files that temporarily saves your browsing data. When it’s full, you could experience unusual behaviors when loading repetitive pages. 


First, you’ll want to sign into QuickBooks in an Incognito Window. This stops the cache files from saving new data and makes your browser work fresh. As long as you can make the contractor inactive, you can go back to your regular browser and clear the Cache


For further information about making a contractor inactive, follow this link below: 


Let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you.

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