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obhorst
Level 3

I didn't cleanup Employees in desktop before importing to QBOl leaving me with many employees that can't be deleted. How can I (easily) fix this?

 
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AddieC
QuickBooks Team

I didn't cleanup Employees in desktop before importing to QBOl leaving me with many employees that can't be deleted. How can I (easily) fix this?

Hello,

 

It's awesome to hear that you've joined the QuickBooks Online family! Transitioning from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online means that you'll now have more flexibility in your bookkeeping. I'll explain how to remove the unnecessary employees that you've brought over from QuickBooks Desktop.

 

While you're unable to delete employees in the program, you can make them Inactive in just a few clicks. It's important that their information is recoverable in your books, which is why making them inactive is available, rather than a permanent delete. 

 

Here's how to make an employee inactive: 

1. Click the Employees tab on the left navigation menu. 

2. Select the employee from the list.

3. Click the small Pencil icon next to Employment.

4. Change the status of the employee to Inactive

5. Click Done.

 

This will remove the employee from your "Employees" page, making sure your books aren't cluttered. If you ever need to see a list of employees including the inactive ones, you can do so by clicking the drop-down menu above the employee list, then select Include Inactive

 

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our tech support team


Have a great day. 

obhorst
Level 3

I didn't cleanup Employees in desktop before importing to QBOl leaving me with many employees that can't be deleted. How can I (easily) fix this?

I didn't word my question properly.  The employees have unbilled time activity for 11 years.  there are twenty or so employees.  Now I can't inactivate them.

And I am not a newbie - I have a number of customers using QBO - and I have been using it myself for a number of years.  However, in this case I was too quick to import, leaving me with a mess.  Can anyone help me?  

JamesM
QuickBooks Team

I didn't cleanup Employees in desktop before importing to QBOl leaving me with many employees that can't be deleted. How can I (easily) fix this?

Hi there. I want to make sure you get the assistance you need with this. I recommend contacting our support team using this link: tech support team

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