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How to delete an inactive expense?

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How to delete an inactive expense?

Greetings, @knc4him.


Thank you for reaching out in the Community. Allow me to help share some information about deleting inactive accounts.


Currently, completely deleting the inactive expense account in QuickBooks Online is unavailable. However, if you wish to remove the deleted accounts from your financial reports, that's possible. 


Here's how:

  1. Open the financial report you are working on, then select Customize at the top left.
  2. Scroll down to Rows/Columns, then set Show non-zero or active only rows to non-zero.
  3.  Select Run Report.

For additional reference, I've included some articles about inactive accounts:

As always, you can contact our Customer Care support if you need assistance with the steps. They'll be able to help you navigate using one of their tools.


Here's how:

  1. Go to
  2. At the top right, select your QuickBooks version.
  3. Select a topic.
  4. Click on the Get Phone Number or Start a Message button.

That should do it.


Drop a comment below if you have any other questions about deleting an inactive expense account in QuickBooks Online. I'll be happy to help you further.

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