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Level 1

How do I delete everything and start over? My Chart of Accounts is a mess and needs a fresh start.

 
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Level 15

How do I delete everything and start over? My Chart of Accounts is a mess and needs a fresh start.

To purge your QBO account, the account must be within 60 days old. Follow these steps to reset your company data:

 

Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account.
Edit the URL on the address bar. remove everything after app/and enter purgecompany. For example: https://...qbo.intuit.com/app/purgecompany
Click Yes to confirm the action.

 

If you have to open a new QBO account, make sure to click the Buy button to get the discounted price for up to 6 months. If you purchase from the trial account, you have to pay the regular price.

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QuickBooks Team

How do I delete everything and start over? My Chart of Accounts is a mess and needs a fresh start.

Hi there, pcdpfoodtruck.

Allow me to help elaborate on the steps to purge your account. You can purge your data if your account is less then 60 days old. The system deletes all data entered into the company, and you're unable to restore or reverse them. To purge the data, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Log in to your QuickBooks Online account.
  2. Change the URL to include /purgecompany.
  3. The next screen will provide a summary of the items to be deleted.
  4. Type the word “YES” once the data gets deleted, then click OK.
  5. Click Wipe Data once your selections are complete.
  6. Once the deletion is complete, you will be rerouted to your home page.

You can read through this article for additional information: Delete QuickBooks Online data and start from scratch. If there's anything more I can do to help, please let me know.

Level 1

How do I delete everything and start over? My Chart of Accounts is a mess and needs a fresh start.

Hi,

I'm using QBO Accountant, and I have a couple of companies for bookkeeping services. If I want to delete all/erase/or clear all COA accounts and fresh start for a single company; how to use the purgecompany function on these individual companies ? Because, if not, the "purgecompany" function would wipe out my own QBO Account account and all other companies under my administration ?

Thanks for your feedback.

 

Level 15

How do I delete everything and start over? My Chart of Accounts is a mess and needs a fresh start.

@JerryDH 

As far as I know, the purge feature is not applicable for QBOA. You may open a new QBOA account and migrate your client.

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