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Edit an opening balance for a balance sheet account

You want to change the opening balance for a balance sheet account for QuickBooks for Windows or Mac.

Detailed instructions

 Edit the opening balance transaction from the register of that account:

  1. From the QuickBooks Lists menu, choose Chart of Accounts.
  2. Select the account with an opening balance you want to edit, and choose Edit > Use Register.
  3. Find the opening balance transaction in the register (usually this is the first transaction in the register and has Opening Bal Equity in the Account field).
    Note: If there is no opening balance transaction in the register, you will need to create one for the account.
  4. Edit the amount, and then click Record to save the change.

Note: Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable opening balances are treated differently in QuickBooks. See Entering opening balances for customers and vendors

If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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