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Warning this account is associated with an invoice item - it cannot be deleted

When trying to delete an account in the Chart of Accounts, the following warnings appears:
  
Quickbooks for Windows-
"This Account is Associated with "XXX" item.  It Cannot be Deleted"
 
Quickbooks for Mac-
"This Account is Associated with an Invoice Item. It Cannot be Deleted."
 
How to fix it
The account is associated with an item. The Account will need to be removed from the item and any transactions that it is associated with before it is able to be deleted.
 
In Quickbooks for Windows, to find the item associated with the account:
  1. From the Lists pulldown menu select Item List
  2. If it is not grayed out, check the box Include Inactive at the bottom of the list view
  3. Customize your column views
    1. Right click on the window and select Customize Columns
    2. From the Available Columns window on the left, select Account and click Add
    3. From the Available Columns window on the left, select COGS Account then click Add
    4. From Chosen Columns window, select the Account or COGS Account and click Move Up or Move Down as needed
    5. Click OK to display the Item List with the accounts associated with item (resize the columns as needed)
  4. Double left-click the Item associated with the related account
  5. Uncheck the box for This Service is used in assemblies or is performed by a subcontractor or partner and click OK
  6. The item is no longer associated with the related account and the account can be deleted

In Quickbooks for Mac, to find the item associated with the account:

  1. Go to Lists and click on Items
  2. On the Items list, look at the Account column to locate the item associated with the account you are trying to delete.

 

 
 
 
KB ID# SLN43280
12/9/2016 5:02:31 PM
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