Hello there, @Ladyaruba.
Thank you for reaching back to us and for sharing more details about what you need. I'm happy to help share additional information about inactivating bank account in QuickBooks Online.
Yes, you'll no longer see the archived bank account as a choice when you create your paychecks or tax payments. Additionally, to assign the correct bank automatically for payroll, you can double-check your preferences.
For more details, I've attached some articles for additional reference:
These resources should help to get you back on track. I'm just a post away if you have any other questions about inactivating account or while working with your payroll. I'll be happy to help you out. Wishing you and your business continued success.